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India vs England, 2nd T20I Probable Playing XI: One Possible Change Kohli Could Make

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
March 13, 2021 • 17:29 PM View: 1218

England defeated India by eight wickets in the 1st T20I on Friday and lead the five-match series 1-0. The 2nd T20I will be played on 14th March at Narendra Modi Stadium. 

The Indian experiment of playing with an aggressive approach failed on the first try as the batsmen faltered to get going. With Rohit Sharma unavailable for the next game, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul will once again open the innings. India is likely to play the same batting line-up in the 2nd T20I. 


Shreyas Iyer revived the Indian innings with his 67-run knock and has more or less confirmed his position in the middle order, at least for the next two games. Virat Kohli hasn't been in the best of forms lately but will still be valuable at number 3 and could play a series-defining innings in this game. 

It is unlikely that India will make a change in the batting meaning that Suryakumar Yadav will still have to wait for his debut. 

The Indian bowlers didn't have much to defend in the first game. Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar picked one wicket each. There is a case of Axar Patel getting replaced by Deepak Chahar. Bhuvneshwar Kumar went ineffective in his returning game but is likely to continue to lead the attack. 

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