Men in Blue have completely demolished England in the recently concluded 4 match test series by 3-1 but now its going to be a much tougher battle in the shorter format. First T20 match between IND vs ENG is happening today at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad and this match will begin at around 7:00 PM Indian Local Time.
England have won the toss after which they have opted to bowl first. Virat Kohli said during the toss that Indian team management has decided to rest Rohit Sharma for the first couple of games and this can surely hurt team India chances of winning big time because hitman at the top order can make a huge difference.
India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
India is predicted to win the first T20 match of England tour of India 2021 today