The Indian team, which failed to perform as expected in two of the three matches against England, will go into the fourth T20 match on Thursday. In this match of ‘do or die’, it will be a challenge to equalize the series of five matches in front of him.
The Indian team, which failed to perform as expected in two of the three matches against England, will go into the fourth T20 match on Thursday. In this match of ‘do or die’, it will be a challenge to equalize the series of five matches in front of him. This match will start at 7.00 pm in Ahmedabad.
The Indian team would also like that if it loses the toss, it should not prove to be decisive in the outcome of the match. In the current series, the team chasing the target after winning the toss so far has registered an easy victory.
Indian captain Virat Kohli, however, has been consistently stressing on the need for a good performance. He says that given the T20 World Cup to be held at home this year, the team should chase the target or bat first, it needs to perform well.
KL Rahul had to bear the brunt of poor form
In the two matches India have lost while batting first, the team struggled in the power play, which affected the final score of the team, while one batsman (Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli respectively) performed brilliantly in both the matches. . India is also facing the brunt of KL Rahul’s poor form, but Kohli has made it clear that this Karnataka batsman and Rohit Sharma are his priority as the opening pair.
England’s batsmen Mark Wood and Joffra Archer have troubled the Indian batsmen in the first six overs. Both of these have been successful in putting the Indian batsmen in a dilemma by getting extra bounce from the wicket.
Kohli can field Rahul Tewatia in the fourth T20
If you look at Kohli’s statement after the third match, then another all-rounder in the team along with Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar can get a place and he can be one of Rahul Tewatia and Akshar Patel, who are waiting for their debut.
Kohli played a blistering innings of 77 runs in the third match to bring India to a respectable score, but the bowlers of the hosts failed to trouble the opposing batsmen and Jos Buttler ensured the team’s victory by playing a stormy innings.
All-rounder Pandya will also have to show strength in bowling
When India bowled later, the team’s number one spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, scored runs in both the matches. Hardik Pandya’s return as an all-rounder has been effective, but he has not been able to take any wickets so far. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, playing the first series while returning after an injury, has bowled economically, but the team expects him to take regular wickets with the new ball.
India’s off-spinner Washington Sundar has been the most affected, taking four wickets with an effective economy rate of 6.95 per over. Despite India losing 1-2, major changes are not expected in the playing XI.
Butler’s return to form is a matter of concern for India
Like India, England also wants to win in all kinds of situations and the team will be excited by the victory in the last match. Butler’s return to form is a matter of concern for India, as the day this batsman is in rhythm, he has the ability to destroy any bowling attack.
Johnny Bairstow, who failed miserably in two Tests against India, scored an unbeaten 40-run innings on Tuesday. England are now waiting for world number one T20 batsman David Malan to return to form.
The teams are as follows –
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Tewatia, Ishaan Kishan.
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jose Butler, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Sam Curren, Tom Curren, Sam Billings, Johnny Bairstow and Joffra Archer.