3rd T20I tied as 1-1 England to shine against India
3rd T20I series ties at 1-1
With the T20I series tied at 1-1. India need to iron out some issues at the top of the order while England need to adjust quickly to pitches that will now counter their strengths.
3rd wicket falls for Eng, Sundar removes Roy. England 91/3
Follow live updates:https://t.co/TnGxE89orz
— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) March 14, 2021
India will now face a selection of problem. Rohit Sharma was rested for a couple of games according to captain Virat Kohli. Shikhar Dhawan played in his place in the first T20I, and on the second, he replaced by Ishan Kishan and will be hard drop after his 32 ball 56.
India’s attempts at playing more aggressively flopped in the first game as their batting order collapsed, but a fearless half-century on debut from Ishan Kishan powered them to victory in the second game.
— DNA (@dna) March 15, 2021
The visitors on the other hand, are the no.1 T20I team in the world, but have risen to the top having dominated on quicker pitches that suit their strengths.
With the T20 World Cup later in the year, Morgan has spoken about the importance of playing on slower conditions in this series to give players the opportunity to learn how to perform best on such pitches ahead of the marquee event.
#RohitSharma may replace #KLRahul , who scored only one run in two matches, in India playing 11 for the 3rd T20 cricket match. Check IND vs ENG 3rd T20 playing probables and pitch report here #INDvsENG_2021#INDvsENG #T20Cricket #T20Series https://t.co/WytkGtZZEb
— Business Standard (@bsindia) March 15, 2021
England batted well chasing a small total in the first game, and could not set a large target for India in the second game they were vexed by the slow pitch, as admitted by captain Eoin Morgan of England Team.