Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk:India will be looking to kick-start their England tour on a winning note when they face the English team in the first match of the three-match T20I series here at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Going into the series, Indian captain Virat Kohli have made it very clear that team will play the game in a fearless manner.
Talking about the team combinations, Kohli said that the batting order is going to be flexible and not ‘one-dimensional’.
Reflecting on his own performance, the right-hand batsman said that he is looking to have a good time and is more concerned about team’s performance.
India, who are heading into the series after registering a comprehensive 2-0 win against Ireland, suffered a majored blow after their main bowler Jasprit Bumrah, along with Washington Sundar, was ruled out of the T20I series due to a left-hand injury.
While Deepak Chahar, who appeared for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, will replace the Bowler for the T20I series, Sundar is likely to be replaced by Krunal Pandya.
The Indian team have won their last fifteen T20I encounters out of twenty but as far as record against England is concerned the figures are 6-5 in favour of the English team.
Eoin Morgan-led side are riding high on confidence after their dominant performance against the Australian in a recently concluded series.
The in-form English batsman Jos Buttler is likely to be a matter of concern for the visiting team.
On a related note, the full Indian and England squads are as follow:
Virat Kohli(C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, and Umesh Yadav.
Eoin Morgan(C), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, and Dawid Malan. (ANI)