The Indian T20I cricket crew gets serious once more with a match against T20 World Cup semi-finalists England in Southampton on Thursday. The series is important for the challenges that the Rohit Sharma-drove Team India will play leading the pack up to the 2022 T20 World Cup, beginning in Australia in under 90 days. Ordinary skipper Rohit is back in the group in the wake of recuperating from COVID-19, because of which he missed the fifth rescheduled Test at Edgbaston. However, the team will be without other top stars like Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah. They have been rested afer playing the test that ended on Monday.
Here’s the probable XI for India in the main T20I against England:
Rohit Sharma (captain)
He didn’t have a decent IPL, where he was unable to score a solitary 50 years. India need their standard opener to fire at the top.
This series is one more chance for the left-handed opener to unite his situation as a back-up opener. With KL Rahul not playing this series because of injury, a decent exhibition by Kishan will help his possibilities.
His range of shots makes him a great batting choice in the top-order. He can play a dual role of anchoring the innings as well as finishing the innings . He is crucial cog in Indian’s plans going forward.
He featured in the as of late closed T20I series against Ireland with a splendid ton. In the event that he can proceed with a similar structure, he can be a convenient choice in the top-request going ahead.
He led team India against Ireland. After a heavenly IPL, both with the bat and ball, his good from will help the team find the right balance.
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
An ideal finisher and an extraordinary wicket keeper. He has returned to the national team after a long time and has made valuable contributions.
He has for long been looked as back-up for the left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja. He can bat as well.
In T20Is, Harshal uses his limitations to great effect and gives forward leaps. A good performance in England will further boost his credentials.
The veteran pacer has found his magic in recent times and looks a solid option going forward.
He is at present India’s no. 1 spinner in the T20I format. He will be supposed to convey wickets
The fast bowler has emerged as a great prospect and was given his international debut against Ireland. It remains to be seen if he is persisted with or team India will try out left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh .