Ind vs Eng 3rd T20 Live Score: Kohli targetting lead in the series, big battle coming up, Follow LIVE Updates

Ind vs Eng 3rd T20: Virat Kohli, India want 3rd T20 win, Follow Live Update
IInd vs Eng 3rd T20: Virat Kohli, India want 3rd T20 win, Follow Live Update

Ind vs Eng 3rd T20 Live Score – Toss Coming Up at 6.30 PM: Down 1-0, Team India made a brilliant comeback in the T20I series against England as the team registered a comprehensive 8-wicket victory in the second T20I on Sunday. And with the series level 1-1, it will be all about maintaining the winning momentum when Virat Kohli and boys take the field in the third game on Tuesday.

IND vs ENG – Team News:

India: Virat Kohli had said that Rohit would be rested for a couple of games. Going by that, he may come into the XI at the expense of KL Rahul, who’s had a disappointing two games. They may also bring back Axar for a pacer if the wicket assists spin.

Probable XI:KL Rahul/Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur/Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

England:The only change for England could be Tom Curran out for either Moeen Ali or Mark Wood. If you’ve to go by what Eoin Morgan said about the wicket aiding spin, it should be Moeen, who can also take the ball away from the left-handers in Kishan and Pant. Although Wood’s bruised heel is better, England may save him for game four.

Probable XI:Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid

Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav made their debut on Sunday and the pocket-sized Ishan put in a commendable show to lead India’s chase. While he was dismissed after making a cracking 56 off 32 balls, the Indian side ticked most boxes. For the hosts, nothing really went wrong barring KL Rahul’s dismissal. After managing just 1 in the opener, he came back with a duck in the second game and the hosts might see Rohit Sharma replacing him after taking a short 2-game break.

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The bowing wore a disciplined look as Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s slower ones and Shardul Thakur’s off-cutters ensured England scored just two boundaries in the last five overs on Sunday. But Morgan was happy that his side played on a slower wicket as he feels the upcoming games are going to be on similar lines.

“We want to learn as much as possible from tonight, I’m glad we played on this kind of wicket tonight, but disappointed with the way we played,” said Morgan.

“We were prepared coming into the series. The next game is on a red-soil pitch, so probably going to turn, but we welcome these challenges,” he added.

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Ishan, on debut, excelled with the bat and smashed a sensational fifty. While he ensured that the hosts didn’t come across the thought of not having regular openers, the England skipper certainly felt the void created by Mark Wood’s injury.

“You’re always going to miss Mark Wood, he feels better today so hopefully he’ll be fit for the next game. If not, the fourth game,” said Morgan.

While both captains have labelled the opponents as favourites for the T20 World Cup, the England skipper is happy to get the feel of playing on Indian wickets with an eye on the mega event.

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On the other hand, Kohli will now look to maintain the dominant show put up in the second T20I on the back of “X-factors” the hosts have in the squad.