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India Vs England, 1st T20: Virat Kohli's led Indian cricket team won the toss and elected to field first

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 July 2018, 21:42 IST

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.

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.


As far as scoring patterns are concerned the average first innings score is concerned it is 139 and the second innings is at 100.

England has made highest score against New Zealand. English men posted 191 runs with 7 wickets down at Old Trafford.

Head to Head

England: WWLLL 

India: WWWWW

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.

Pitch Condition:

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 Squad:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Jake Ball

India Squad:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suresh Raina, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Chahar

Also Read: India Vs England, 1st T20: Will Suresh Raina be able to break this record of Eoin Morgan at Manchester?

First published: 3 July 2018, 21:37 IST