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ENG vs IND, The last 5th rescheduled Test match of the Pataudi Trophy between India and England has concluded and the hosts won the match by 7 wickets to end the series 2-2. After the completion of the test, now it is the turn of the T20 series. Whose first match is to be played on July 7. Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler will clash as captains in this match. This is Hitmans first T20I series as captain on an overseas tour.At the same time, this is Butlers first series as captain after Morgans retirement. In which both the teams would like to start with a win. In the first match, senior players will be rested and in their place, the players involved in the tour of Ireland can be fielded. Before this first T20 match (ENG vs IND) to be held at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, know every information related to it.
Gaikwad could not open the innings with Ishan Kishan in the two matches against Ireland due to a minor injury and may have to sit out again if Rohit returns. Kishan has impressed in the opportunities he has got and will look to cement his claim as the teams reserve opener by playing good innings against a strong England side. Kohli is expected to bat at number three from the second match and in such a situation, Deepak Hooda will try to prove his worth by playing another match-winning inning. With an unbeaten 47 against Ireland and a century, Hooda has certainly impressed the team management. Rahul Tripathi and Arshdeep Singh, who are awaiting their debuts, have not been included in the squad for the second and third T20Is and their chances of getting a chance to play in the first match are slim.
Suryakumar Yadav, who made a comeback against Ireland after injury, could not find his rhythm in Malahide and will be hoping to play some fine innings against England. He and Hooda played well in the warm-up match against Derbyshire last week. Fast bowler Umran Malik will be full of confidence after defending 17 runs in the final over in the big-scoring second T20I against Ireland. However, he needs to make his bowling more precise. Against the experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel, Irelands batsmen scored a lot of runs and they will have to give their best to stop a strong team like England. Yuzvendra Chahal is expected to replace Ravi Bishnoi in the playing11.
For England, this series will be the beginning of the era of Jos Buttler, who has been made the captain of the ODI-T20 team after the retirement of Eoin Morgan. Ben Stokes and the hero of the fifth Test against India Jonny Bairstow have been rested from the series. England, however, has capable batsmen to destroy the oppositions bowling attack. Butler and Liam Livingston were in excellent form during the Indian Premier League and would like to carry on the same form. There is a lot of depth in the England team and they will be hungry for success, especially with the upcoming T20 World Cup. England has won 2 of their last 5 T20 matches.Perhaps Philip Salt and Jason Roy will open the innings. David Malan will bat in the one-down position. Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone will take over the batting of the middle order. Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali will lead their teams spin bowling. Tymal Mills and Reece Topley will lead their teams pace attack.
The first T20 match between India and England teams will be played at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground. A total of 9 T20 matches have been played on this ground so far. 5 times the result has come in favor of the team batting first and 4 times the result has gone in favor of the team batting second. The average score of the first innings is 168 and the average score of the second innings is 143 runs. In such a situation, you would also want to know about the condition of the pitch.
Talking about the pitch before the match (IND vs ENG) at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton, it is very good for batting. But, it has always been dominated by fast bowlers. Because the pitch is bouncy. So the team winning the toss here can decide to bat first. The team going to bat first can score 190–200 if it starts right.