Winner of India Vs England First T20 at Kanpur
Question in detailIndia VS England first T20 at Kanpur: It's not going to be that easy for India to begin the upcoming T20 series with a win. It would require some hard core efforts to make it count this time. Why? In all the three ODIs played earlier, England kept themselves alive till the last over. And this is enough to assert England is not a side to concede defeat without fight in limited-over clashes. They were all competitive and hard to be beaten throughout the series. Though India won the ODI series 2-0, no match was one-sided. The visitors continued fighting to the bitter end, thus ensuring their first win on this tour of India. And the win must have given them some extra boost for the three-match T20 series. So, becoming the winner of IND VS ENG first T20 is not going to be a walk in the park for either side.
Yes, odds are there for the home side as they would miss their leading spin duo, and would be a bit more concerned about the constant failure of their opening pair. Not only did KL Rahul miss the mark, but also Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane failed to rake in the runs in the ODI series against England. The struggle is real; opening could be a serious concern for the home side in India VS England first T20 at Kanpur. The middle order is looking at its best and this is where India is upper hand.
Though the visitors managed to avoid the clean sweep in the last ODI, the series came up with lot of positives for the home side. Banking on the power of youngsters, India won the ODI series 2-0 wherein Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya emerged as the new heroes of the team with their respective roles of the finishers. Notably, the middle order overruled the need of being adequately reliant on Kohli. Yuvraj and Dhoni's presence at No. 4 and 5 respectively comes as another positive for this Indian team. These are some positives India would be playing upon to become the winner of IND VS ENG first T20.
Will Team India begin the upcoming T20 series with a win over England?