The likes of Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant will be available to be picked in the playing 11.
England and India will face each other in the second T20I of the three-match series on Saturday at Edgbaston, Birmingham. India had a massive victory in the first game and managed to overpower the English team in all the departments. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat something that the team doesn’t prefer to do often. The middle-order came to the rescue after the openers departed inside the powerplay overs. However, India had managed to accumulate 66 runs in the first six overs. Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya ensured that the runs came at the same rate as in the powerplays. India finished with 198 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
English captain Jos Buttler was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a golden duck on the fifth delivery of the first over of the innings. Hardik Pandya, who had already proved his mettle with the bat earlier, was given the ball to bowl the fifth over. He picked up the wicket of Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone to give India an edge over England. In his next over, Pandya dismissed Jason Roy for 4 runs and England lost the top four for just 33 runs. Harry Brook and Moeen Ali did add 61 runs for the fifth wicket, but Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed both of them in the 13th over. In the end, the entire English team was in the dugout in 19.3 overs and India won the game by 50 runs. The Men in Blue would be hoping for a similar result in this game as well. The players who were a part of the rescheduled Test will join the Indian team in this game which will be a huge boost.
England vs India, 2nd T20I
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: 9th July at 7:00 PM IST and 2:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony LIV
ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to provide an ample amount of support to the batters. The average first innings score in the last 5 T20 games is 170 runs and we might again witness a high-scoring encounter.
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ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, Matthew Parkinson
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda / Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
He continued his great form in the last game. Hooda was given the number three position in the batting order and scored 33 runs off 17 deliveries. He added 43 runs for the third wicket along with Suryakumar Yadav. In his last 3 T20I appearances, he has made over 30 runs in each innings including a century against Ireland in the second T20I. He won the Player of the Series award in the series against Ireland.
He played a key role for the English team in the ODI series against the Netherlands. He made 125 runs off 109 deliveries in the first game when England scored 498 runs in 50 overs. Malan has been a key player for England in the middle-order. In the first game, he made 21 runs off 14 deliveries.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
He won the Player of the Match award in the first game because of his all-round performance. With the bat, he scored 51 runs off 33 deliveries including 6 fours and 1 six. He picked up four wickets for 33 runs in 4 overs.
He was the highest scorer for England in the first game. He made 36 runs off 20 deliveries and added 61 runs for the fifth wicket along with Harry Brook. He also picked 2 wickets for 26 runs in 2 overs.
Top Picks – Bowlers
He was the most economical bowler for England in the first match. In 4 overs, he picked up 2 wickets and gave away just 23 runs.
He picked the wickets of Harry Brook and Moeen Ali in the first game and changed the course of the match for the team. He gave away 32 runs in 4 overs.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
The new English full-time captain was dismissed for a golden duck. However, he has been in great form recently and might make a serious comeback in this game.
He missed the first game and might make it to the playing 11 in this game. In the rescheduled fifth Test against England, Pant scored a century in the first innings. He might play the role of a finisher in this game.
ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (VC)Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya (C)Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Chris Jordan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C)Deepak Hooda, Dawid Malan (VC)Liam Livingstone, Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills
ENG vs IND Risky Captaincy Choices:
He opened the bowling attack for the English team and gave away 18 runs in 2 overs. With the bat, he could make only 4 runs. He might be a risky candidate to be the captain of your fantasy team.
He was in good form during the two practice matches and even helped the team win the second warm-up game against Northamptonshire with both the bat and the ball. He could pick only 1 wicket in 3 overs and gave away 24 runs in 3 overs.
Player you should avoid:
In his last 5 T20I appearances, he has been able to score over 20 runs only once. He made 8 runs in the first game and because there are plenty of in-form players in both teams, you can avoid picking Ishan in your fantasy team.