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4th T20I: England's Pace A Big Challenge For India

By IANS News
March 17, 2021 • 16:55 PM View: 1388

The right-handed batsman has racked up scores of 1, 0, and 0 in the three T20Is and it looks likely that Kishan, who opened in the second T20I will go back to the opening in the fourth match.

Both captain Kohli and batting coach Vikram Rathour have, however, backed Rahul to perform.


Rahul did well in the T20Is in New Zealand

Post Covid-19, the batsman returned as the Orange Cap winner in the Indian Premier League, getting 670 runs for the 2020 season and earning the vice-captaincy slot for the limited-overs series in Australia in the absence of injured Rohit Sharma.

India will also be worried about their spin attack. Their main spinner Yuzvendra Chahal seems to have been marked out. The England batsmen, Jos Buttler in particular, didn't allow him to settle in Tuesday's match.

India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T. Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.

England squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

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