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India Vs England, 2nd T20I: You will be surprised to know when Indian skipper Virat Kohli gets excited?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 July 2018, 15:51 IST
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Indian skipper is very active on the social media platform. He used to share his feelings with fans. Kohli also revealed that when he gets excited?

Virat Kohli's young guns are fully confident and all they are set to demolish England in their home ground. A lot of things depend on the toss because it is the slow surface. Men's in blue are well enough smart to chase the target.  

It was Kuldeep's 5 wicket haul and Rahul's blistering ton that threw England's batting line-up in the first T20 match.

Virat Kohli took to Twitter and wrote - "The most exciting feeling is walking out with your teammates to represent your country. The passion of fans creates a kind of energy that can't be explained."

 

Now Virat Kohli's led Indian cricket team would look to ensure that a spin-wary Englishmen remains on the back-foot when they face in the 2nd T20 international match at Sophia Gardens at Cardiff.

If India leads the series by 2-0 margin then it will allow India to close the gap with second-placed Australia. On the other side, a 3-0 whitewash will help them leapfrog to the second position behind top-ranked Pakistan.

Spotlight Players:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the sultan of swing and he is India's leading bowler. He is also struggling with the bowl. First two match in limited over format wicketless. However, should Indian skipper persist with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the onus is on him to deliver.

Moeen Ali had a superb show against Australia. He scalped 12 wickets in 5 ODI games. He is out of flavour in limited over format. Ali didn't look good with the bad too.

Head to Head

England LWWLL

India WWWWW

Stats and Figures:

T20 specialist Suresh Raina needs two more sixes to complete 300 sixes in the history of T20I cricket. He will be the second Indian after Rohit Sharma to achieve this milestone.

Indian veteran pacer Umesh Yadav is the highest wicket-taker in Powerplays in T20s this year. He scalped 17 wickets from 16 innings at an average of 14.29 in this period.

England is undefeated in four T20Is in Cardiff.

MS Dhoni needs three more sixes to complete 50 sixes in T20I cricket.

Rohit Sharma needs 19 more runs to complete 2000 runs in T20I cricket. He will be the fifth player after Virat Kohli to achieve this milestone.

Pitch Condition:

The Cardiff have a very slow surface as compared to other surfaces in the UK. The average score at Sophia Ground is just 144.

Indian Squad:

Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

England Squad:

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

Also Read: India Vs England, 2nd T20I: What will be India's slot in ICC T20I rankings if India win the series by 2-0 or 3-0 margin?

First published: 6 July 2018, 15:47 IST
 
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