England drew first blood in the ongoing five-match T20I series against India with a comprehensive victory in the first T20I. Putting India in to bat first, they were on top right from the very beginning as the bowlers led by Jofra Archer kept chipping away with regular wickets. For India, a lone battle was waged by Shreyas Iyer who scored 67 runs off 48 balls to take India to a respectable total of 124/7 which was chased down in under 16 overs by the explosive English top order led by Jason Roy.
For India, it was well and truly a reality check as England proved to be too strong for them, outplaying the hosts in all aspects of the game. With the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled for later this year and in India at that, they would want to get back to form and get their team combination and approach right. With still four more matches to go, it is too early to sound the alarm bells but another loss today would lead to panic.
The second T20I is hence, crucial for India in deciding how this series pans out. Despite the hammering in the first match, they are unlikely to make a lot of changes to their line-up. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma as confirmed by skipper Virat Kohli during the previous game, will be rested for this one as well. A change for India could come in the form of an extra pacer in place of a spinner due to the fact that the English pacer utilized the conditions well and proved to be a handful in the first match. The visitors on the other hand are unlikely to make changes.
Full details about today’s India vs England 2nd T20I
Where will the 2nd T20I take place?
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the second T20I as well as the rest of the three matches.
When does the 2nd T20I begin?
The second T20I will begin at 7:00 PM IST today. The toss will happen at 6:30 PM IST.
Where to watch the 2nd T20I?
The second T20I will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. Star Sports 1 and 1HD will have English commentary while Star Sports 1 Hindi and 1HD Hindi will have Hindi commentary.
Where to watch live streaming of the 2nd T20I?
The match will be available to stream live on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.