After the set back in the 5th test match, India is going to take on England in a 3 match T20 series now.
The first match of the series will be played at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton on 7th July.
The big news is that Indian captain Rohit Sharma is back in the team after recovering from covid. England also will start a new era under their new limited overs captain Jos Buttler who has been appointed as a captain after Eoin Morgan’s retirement from International cricket. Jos has been in glorious form since the IPL,2022. He carried his form in International cricket too against Nederlands. But this time he has to face a much stronger opponent. Though he has informed that he is confident with his team.
Schedule of First T20I:
Stadium : The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Time : 10:30 pm IST
Broadcasting Channel ; In India Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: In India Jio TV & Sony Liv.
Pitch Report: Ageas Bowl has always been a batting friendly pitch in T20Is but at the initial moment Fast bowlers will extract some off the pitch movement. Till now 9 T20Is have been played on this ground. The chasing team has won 4 matches while the defending team has pull off 5 times. The average first innings score here is 168 runs and 143 in the second innings. Toss might not be as crucial here though batting first always has been a good choice in this ground.
Weather report: According to AccuWeather there is less chance of rain at the match time. Maximum temperature will be 24°C with 46% cloudy weather.
Team India’s Probable playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c),Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, , Dinesh Karthik(WK), Axar Patel,Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal. Avesh Khan.
Team England’s Probable playing XI: Jos Buttler (c), Jason Roy, David Malan, Harry Brooke, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, David Willey,Reece Topley, Taymal Mills.