7:00 PM IST, Ahmedabad
Narendra Modi Stadium
Both teams have won one match each and level the series 1-1. With a dramatic collapse of the batting line-up in the first T20 match India faced a crunching defeat by 8 wickets. But in the very next match India made a roaring comeback and avenged by beating England with 7 wickets.
While both the teams have a good combination with bat and ball, there is less chances of any juggle. But England can think of one more spinner by heading the slower pitch behavior in the last match. England’s star batsmen barring Jason Roy struggled against the spin attack. There might be some worries for England as their bowlers were ineffective apart from Sam Curran and Jofra Archer. Being the top T20 team in the world England has the potential and strength to make a comeback and force team India to roll on their elbows but still they have to learn some lessons from the last match.
Talking about team India, everything is going well but there is some uncertainty over the players as management is trying youngsters keeping in mind the upcoming T20 World Cup in October-November. Opening pair is continuously being changed to find the right one in form batsman between K L Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan to open with Rohit Sharma.
It is good to see that all rounder Hardik Pandya is back and performing as per expectations with both bat and ball. While team composition is in progress it is absolutely fine to find the best playing eleven before the T20 World Cup.
Except Rohit Sharma’s chrome back (unpredictable as per management’s and skipper’s juggle in every match) there nothing seems to change. It is also quite possible to see the same opening pair of the last match as Ishan Kishan smashed an admired half century.
Both teams are equally potent and eager to win the 3rd T20 and get a lead. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST, stay with us for all the live updates and free cricket betting tips. The BCCI has confirmed the rest of the matches of the ongoing T20 series will be played behind closed doors.