England vs India 1st T20 Highlights – July 3, 2018

Ind v Eng highlights today – First twenty/20 from Old Trafford, Manchester (England) Tuesday 3rd June 2018. It’s time to do lots of ooozz and aaazz because of the swinging English conditions. India tour of England contains three T20I’s, three ODI’s and five test matches. Tour entertainment will start today and it will end on eleven September 2018. India recently played two t20i’s against Ireland and won both of them very comfortably. In the first match India won by 76 runs and in the second match, India won by 143 runs. The home side England played their last T20 against Australia and won that match but not by the big margin.

The highest total of the Old Trafford, Manchester venue is 191/7 scored by the home team against New Zealand in 2015. India will play their first ever t20 match here.

England: WWLLL (last five completed games, most recent first)
India: WWWWW

India have won the toss and will bowl first.

India team/playing XI
1 Virat Kohli (capt.), 2 Shikar Dhwan, 3 Rohit Sharma, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 KL Rahul, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Umesh Yadav, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
England team/playing XI
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Alex Hales, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 David Willey, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Chris Jordan, 11 Adil Rashid.

Match Timings: 17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30

Old Trafford usually offers more pace and bounce than other English pitches, though not a lot of seam movement. The pitch for the fifth England-Australia ODI here just over a week ago provided some turn as well, and Moeen Ali prospered to pick up a four-wicket haul. The pitch for Tuesday’s game is a different one, though Kohli noted in his pre-match press conference that it looked a little dry. Expect both teams, therefore, to play two spinners. The weather leading up to the game has been warm and dry, with temperatures in the mid-to-late 20s (Celsius). No rain is expected on Tuesday.

He had a sensational IPL as a wicket-taker in the Powerplay overs, and with Jasprit Bumrah out injured, there’s no better time than now for Umesh Yadav to stake a claim to be part of India’s first-choice T20 attack. England’s stand-in coach Paul Farbrace may have said it isn’t so, but is Joe Root’s place in England’s T20 line-up under threat? Given the riches of explosive talent around him, and given the imminent return of Ben Stokes from injury, Root might need to make a couple of defining contributions against India to reinforce his value in the shortest format.

Umpires – Michael Gough, Tim Robinson
TV Umpires – Alex Wharf
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Rob Bailey
Match number – T20I no. 684

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