The guests currently hold a 1-0 lead in a series of 5 matches, thanks to their all-time 8-door win in the 1st T20I. A bad kick by Virat Kohli’s men saw them once again acknowledge the advantage in the series against England, but the spirit will take away their historic comeback in recent times.
Eoin Morgan and the management of the team will not look like they will make too many changes on the side that performed extremely well in the 1st T20I. Here is the English prediction for XI for the 2nd T20I against India.
Openers: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (Sunday)
Jason Roy was in nightmarish form for most of last year, but returned well racing in the 1st T20I. The explosive opener, which was sold at the Indian Premier League auction in 2021, scored 49 of 32 balls to put the game out of India’s reach early in the second inning. He will want to continue where he left off.
Roy’s partner will be Jos Buttler, who was more than happy to play the second fiddle in the 1st T20I. Everyone knows what Buttler is capable of, and it will be good for India to see his back early. He will also pull on gloves for England in the 2nd T20I, although there is another option in Bairstow.
Middle Ranking: Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c)
The world’s top-ranked T20I hitter, Dawid Malan took 3rd place in England. The consistent left-hander played a steady kick of 24 races in the 1st T20I to lead his team across the line, and he is a vital midfield component.
Although the favored position of Eoin Morgan no. 4, moved to some place to accommodate Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow is capable of hitting at any stage of inning, as evidenced by the dazzling 26-series cameo in the 1st T20I.
Morgan, the England captain and lynch in the midfield, will play in 5th place. Such is the strength of his team’s top ranking that he shouldn’t have even hit often in the recent past.