ENG VS IND – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 1st T20I between England and India.
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England Team News
England’s batting line up is high on confidence, particularly after the ODI series against Australia. The bowlers have also shown form lately with Adil Rashid providing them regular breakthroughs. In the latest update, David Malan has been included in place of injured Tom Curran for the first T20I.
Squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan
India Team News
In what was a huge blow for Team India, Jasprit Bumrah and Washington Sundar have been ruled out of the T20I series, suffering injuries. While young seamer Deepak Chahar has been drafted in place of Bumrah, all-rounder Krunal Pandya has replace the latter.
Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar
Top Funtasy Picks
England: Jos Buttler – In 7 T20s where Buttler has opened the innings this year, he averages a healthy 74.16.
India: Having scored 912 runs in 25 T20s this year, Shikhar Dhawan has been dominating the bowlers on will. Back him up for the upcoming encounter against England.
Punt Pick: KL Rahul – Looks like the right hander is in the form of his life which could well be the reason of his inclusion in the side ahead of either Suresh Raina or Dinesh Karthik.