On January 29, the nail-biting clash between India and England, in the second T20 of the series in Nagpur, compelled the Indian cricket fans to keep themselves hooked until Jasprit Bumrah took those stunner wickets in the death over. Despite poor batting, India managed quite well to win the game and level the series by 1-1. And today, both the teams need to shift the gear and try really very hard to win the series at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The live cricket streaming of the match is available on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match is available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, along with Hindi commentary on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD.
In the last game, after winning the toss, English Captain Eoin Morgan decided to field first and asked the Indians to bat. The last over proved to be a massacre for both the sides. England could successfully limit Indian side at a score of 144 but themselves failed to chase the target and lost the game by 5 runs.
For the last two games, the Indian has not anything remarkable. The top order failed to put a tough score for the opponents and in the both games while the Englishmen didn’t find either of the challenges above par.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 31, 2017
Now, at this stage, the biggest question for the Indian side still remains as it is and that is the opening pair. However, on January 31, teenager Rishab Pant was spotted practicing on the nets in Bengaluru while head coach Anil Kumble was also present. But again, another question arises, whether he will be included in the team or not?
Well, if the captain and the coach go by his records then the young man is for sue in the team. His innings of 972 runs played in the Ranji session of 2016-17, makes him eligible to in the struggling Indian squad.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 30, 2017
Now as far as the English side is concerned, most probably the entire squad would be going unchanged for the decider game. Moreover, a small change might occur in which Liam Plunkett likely to replace Liam Dawson.
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Mandeep Singh, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Parvez Rasool, Yuzvendra Chahal, Amit Mishra, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra
England: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Joe Root, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey.