England and India will face each other in the second T20I of the three-match series on Saturday at Edgbaston, Birmingham. India had a massive victory in the first game and managed to overpower the English team in all the departments. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat something that the team doesn’t prefer to do often. The middle-order came to the rescue after the openers departed inside the powerplay overs. However, India had managed to accumulate 66 runs in the first six overs. Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya ensured that the runs came at the same rate as in the powerplays. India finished with 198 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
English captain Jos Buttler was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a golden duck on the fifth delivery of the first over of the innings. Hardik Pandya, who had already proved his mettle with the bat earlier, was given the ball to bowl the fifth over. He picked the wicket of Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone to give India an edge over England. In his next over, Pandya dismissed Jason Roy for 4 runs and England lost the top four for just 33 runs. Harry Brook and Moeen Ali did add 61 runs for the fifth wicket, but Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed both of them in the 13th over. In the end, the entire English team was in the dugout in 19.3 overs and India won the game by 50 runs. The Men in Blue would be hoping for a similar result in this game as well. The players who were a part of the rescheduled Test will join the Indian team in this game which will be a huge boost.
ENG vs IND Match Details:
England vs India, 2nd T20I
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: 9th July at 7:00 PM IST and 2:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony LIV
ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to provide an ample amount of support to the batters. The average first innings score in the last 5 T20 games is 170 runs and we might again witness a high-scoring encounter.
ENG vs IND Match Injury News:
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ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, Matthew Parkinson
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda/Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal