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England vs India, 1st T20I: Statistical Preview

England vs India, 1st T20I: Statistical Preview

1st T20I, India's tour of England

Manchester, 03 July, 10:00 PM IST

England have never looked as good in limited-over formats in years, and have absolutely hammered Australia recently. Joe Root looks like a misfit in this England T20I squad, that's how good they've batted against Australia.

India have suffered a late blow, losing the services of the star-bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Apart from that, it's an explosive set up. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan have all had an excellent warm-up against Ireland in the lead up to the big showdown. Likewise, the spin twins – Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav – spun a web around Ireland batting.

The contest has all the making of an enthralling encounter, with very little to separate the two sides. Which team will come out on top?

England vs India Key Stats

  • India is yet to win a Twenty 20 International fixture in England, having lost all the three games they have played on the English soil.
  • Jos Buttler has scored 925 runs in his last 15 innings, across all formats. The wicket-keeper batsman has 11 50+ scores in 15 knocks – at a staggering batting average of 102.78 (in all formats).
  • Both Virat Kohli (1992 runs) and Rohit Sharma (1949 runs) could become the first Indian player to get to the 2000-run milestone.
  • Since his T20I debut in June 2016,  Yuzvendra Chahal has snared 41 wickets in the T20Is. It is the most for any bowler during this span.

Watch England vs India, 1st T20I, India's tour of England

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has bagged the rights to telecast England vs India in India. The viewers can watch England vs India live on SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD. For Hindi commentary, you can switch to SONY TEN 3 and SONY TEN 3 HD. The web platform that will stream the England vs India is Sonyliv.com.

Himanshu Sharma @himanshux_

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