England will take on India in the second T20I tomorrow at Cardiff, in Sophia Gardens. India won the first game by 8 wickets by dazzling performances of Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul. Kuldeep Yadav stood as the first chinaman bowler to register a five-wicket haul in the T20Is.
To encounter Kuldeep’s bowling attack, England decided to look for a bowling machine called Merlyn to study vigorously about different bowling angles. Kuldeep’s 5/24 is his career-best performance. India is at the height of the spirits with their victory in the first T20I on English soil this year and the English were ready to avenge their defeat.
Out of the 12 head-to-head competitions, six were won by Indians and six were won by the English.
At Sophia Gardens, England scored 182/5 against Australia and slammed 181/8 against South Africa last year. There were expectations about massive scores from both sides in the game tomorrow. The game begins at 10 PM IST tomorrow.
Indian team predictions
With a decent victory in the first T20, there are no expectations about changes in the team compositions for tomorrow’s game from the Indian side.
Virat Kohli(captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzwendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, and Hardik Pandya.
England team Predictions
There may be no considerable changes in the hosts’ team and Liam Plunkett or Sam Curran may shoulder the load of the bowling department in addition. There may be changes in the batting order as well.
Eoin Morgan(captain), Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, and Moeen Ali.
This is a crucial match for both of the teams and both the teams are expected to score 180+runs if any of the teams batted first, since Sophia Gardens is a batsman-friendly ground.