After winning the Test series convincingly, India will now move on to the next challenge as they battle England in a five match T20I series. The first match of the India vs England T20I Series will be played on March 12, with the series ending on March 20. All five games of the series will be played at the Narendra Modi stadium Ahmedabad.
Virat Kohli will be looking forward to experiment with his side, with an eye on the T20 World Cup that takes place later this year. The Indian side have announced a full-strength squad for the series, barring the presence of Jasprit Bumrah and Shami. Suryakumar Yadav earns his much-awaited callup to the Indian squad.
As for England, Eoin Morgan returns to action as he will lead the visitors in the limited overs format. Jos Butler will return to the squad after flying back home after the first Test due to personal reasons.
India: Virat Kohli
England: Eoin Morgan
Squads for India vs England T20I series 2021
India Squad: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur.
England Squad : Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran ,Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes , Reece Topley , Mark Wood.
Key Players for India vs England T20I series 2021
Rohit Sharma is one of the most destructive batsman in limited overs format and can bat the opposition out from the game, if he is out there in the middle for long. The right-hander has amassed 2773 runs in T20I cricket which includes four hundreds and an impressive average of just over 32.
Virat Kohli had a disappointing Test series and will look forward to compensate in the T20I series. Kohli has been way off his best form in the recent years. However, the Indian skipper has an incredible record in T20Is. He has scored 2928 runs at an astonishing average of just over 50 in his 79 innings so far.
The English skipper is one of the most reliable middle order batsman around. The left-hander has the ability to end the innings with a flurry of runs and at the same time, he can provide well-composed knocks from the number four spot. Morgan has a good record against India in T20Is as he has scored 314 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of over 146.
Jofra Archer was the standout performer for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. The English pacer was a force to reckon with the new ball and was unplayable in the slog overs. Archer has played just seven T20Is so far, picking up as many wickets at an average of 30 and an economy of eight. Archer will be looking forward to improve on those stats against India.
Live Streaming and Where to Watch
Live Streaming– hotstar.com, Star Sports, BCCI.TV
Where to Watch: Star Sports (India)