Indian Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav completed his fifer and became the first left-arm wrist spinner to claim a five-wicket haul. His magical spell restricts England to a manageable 159 for 8 in the opening T20 International, here this evening.
Virat Kohli's led Indian cricket team gear up for the tough English test begins with the first T20I at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday. India won the toss and elected to field first.
Indian cricket team has reached England for the summer’s main blistering event which will be comprised of three T20s, three ODIs, and the most awaited five Test games.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to Kuldeep’s magical spell against England
Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 3, 2018
I guess this is because a bowling machine can’t quite simulate Kuldeep Yadav’s deliveries. #EngvInd— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 3, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav is causing absolutely chaos ....... The Indians are a little bit better than the Aussies ....... #ENGvIND— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 3, 2018
Virat goes and fields at deep midwicket... loud cheers greet him of course... and then immediately Morgan smacks Kuldeep straight to him... clean catch and acknowledges the crowd... they roar even louder because its possible...— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) July 3, 2018
Indian summer in England has started! 🏏 #EngvInd
The wrist spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will also play a key role in India's bid against England.
The Indian middle order MS Dhoni at no five also seems quite doubtful. India has three options in Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, and Dinesh Karthik for two spots at no 4 and at no six or no seven with Hardik Pandya also being a definite starter as one of the finishers.
Head to Head
If we talk about the no of sixes hit between India and England he is none other than Eoin Morgan. He is on the top of the list with the 17 sixes he smashed over the row. The King of six Yuvraj Singh came at no 2 with 15 sixes he amassed while Suresh Raina, the T20 specialist hits 14 sixes over the row.
The pitch at Old Trafford usually offers more pace and extra bounce than other English pitches, though not a lot of seam movement.
India and England have faced each other in 11 games where India registered their win in 5 games while England has won 6 games. However, India failed to secure a win in England.
Facts and Figures:
The duo of Indian leg spinner's Kuldeep Yadav (11.2) and Yuzvendra Chahal (13.0) have the best strike rates among all spinners who have bowled in ten or more T20I innings.
England has a 6-5 win-loss ratio against India in T20Is. Both the teams have faced each other 11 times.
India never a registered a win in England.
Indian veteran pacer Umesh Yadav missed 65 matches between his two appearances is itself an Indian record
Both the teams are in excellent form. India clinches the series against Ireland by the 2-0 margin, on the other hand, England thrashed Australia by 5-0 margin. Both the teams have pace, spin, and strong opening batting line-up.
England (Playing XI):
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett
India (Playing XI):