According to the team’s rotation policy, Virat Kohli and other senior players get rest from time to time. Young players like Deepak Hooda got his place and given his form it would be difficult to get him out of the team. Hooda scored 33 runs in 17 balls in the first match against England
Birmingham. India star striker Virat Kohli, who is returning to T20 cricket after five months in the second match against England on Saturday, will be under heavy pressure to recover from his long-term poor form. Kohli last played T20 International in February. He has only played two T20Is since India’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup in October-November. During this time, he only played T20 cricket in the IPL, but could not perform best in it either. Under the team’s rotation policy, Kohli and other senior players are allowed to rest from time to time. Young players like Deepak Hooda got his place and given his form it would be difficult to get him out of the team.
Also read: Kohli seeks rest for West Indies T20 series, Ashwin likely to return
Hooda, who struck at Kohli’s order, scored 33 runs in 17 balls in the first match of the series against England. If he is retained, Kohli will have to open the round with captain Rohit Sharma. In such a situation, Ishaan Kishan will have to stay out. Kohli scored the last half-century in the T20 as he opened the inning. Kohli has also been given a break in the five-match T20I series against the West Indies. In such a situation, the next two matches against England will be very important given their future in this format. Kohli has proven himself many times, but given the young players’ fearless play, he will have to return to his familiar colors again. Rohit has returned in the first match against England, who could not play the test match due to Corona infection.
Indian players did not play in traditional style in the first match as this was also the reason for the poor performance in the World Cup. 66 runs were scored in the powerplay, and despite the drop of wickets, the runs continued to be scored. However, India will have to work on the ‘end’. Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer have also joined the T20 squad. In the first match, India missed a batsman even though the team scored 198 runs. The batting looks strong with Jadeja coming in to replace Axar Patel.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar impressed with the new ball and now Bumrah will also join him. Arshdeep’s debut was successful, but if he is not on the team in the next two games, Umran Malik could get a chance. Hardik Pandya did very well with both bat and ball. Rohit will expect better performance from the team in the field. On the other hand, England’s team would like to come back after forgetting the loss of the first match. Captain Jos Buttler, who was rejected on the first ball, is expected to perform better.
Also read: From filling Ganguly’s room with water to suggesting a name to the vice captain, Tendulkar recalls
England: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Harry Brooke, Sam Curran, Richard Gleason, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, David Willey.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishneshwar Harpum, Khuv Avb Singh and Umran Malik. Match time: 19.00 and onwards.
Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.