England emerging strong with the win in fifth ODI on Friday, will clash again with India on Sunday in a one-off T20 international at Edgbaston at 3:00 PM (7:30 pm IST) on Sunday. Edgbaston, with many Indians residents, will see the stadium packed on Sunday to cheer India, rather shout at them, to win the last game before leaving the UK land with mixed results and host of failures.
Where to Watch Live
The T20 International will start at 3.00 pm BST (7.30 pm IST, 10 am ET) and the live coverage will be provided by the Star TV on its Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 in Englisha dn Hindi respectively while the Star Sports HD1 will telecast the hig-end viewers in India. In addition, Starsports.com will also live stream the game on its website.
For Indians in the US, the match will be available live on ESPN 3 and for live streaming information, please click HERE.
England is hoping on Joe Root to be in form today to keep India, which ranks No.1 in Reliance ODI ratings worldwide. India’s Virat Kohli needs to be watched intensely for one last time before loosing hopes on him forever.
England’s T20 skipper Eoin Morgan said, “Guys can take a lot of confidence from that. It’s great to see him (Joe) scoring runs the way he does — because when he scores runs, we win games.”
If MS Dhoni opts for batting first, which he should do owing to last time’s loss, India’s opening pair Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane should set the game on a winning note for the rest of the team to take off.
Though India showed an exemplary performance in chasing the runs, this time Dhoni may seek to reverse the decision to train his team in batting first and setting a high record for England to chase. He said, “We can’t say we are comfortable only chasing or batting first. We have to be able to adapt ourselves according to the wicket, opposition and weather conditions.”
“We have historically been a side who likes to put runs on the board and when the opposition chase it down, we blame the bowlers… In the last few years we have changed that. We have chased pretty well irrespective of where we have played. At times, we haven’t put up a lot of runs batting first but we have chased well consistently,” Dhoni said.
Jason Roy of England is expected to make his maiden appearance at the batting order while Tim Bresnan is convalescing over shoulder injury still. India will put forward the same team this time with Dhawan-Rahane opening the batting, while on bowling front, Dhawal Kulkarni will get more balls to deliver than Umesh Yadav, whose performance last time was not very impressive.
England: Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn.
India: MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni.