Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

India Begin England Tour With A Fine Win In T20I Series

India Begin England Tour With A Fine Win In T20I Series

With the tournament scheduled to be held in the United Kingdom next year, the ODI series will give Virat Kohli an ideal opportunity to get a drift about the conditions that his men are expected to encounter. Add Ben Stokes to it and England bear a formidable look. As the World Cup is scheduled next year in England, the ODI series will give Kohli and Co an opportunity to get drift about the conditions. Certainly he has been in great form. It would be interesting to see him rearing to go when he gets his turn. "That will be the most important question".

Nepal gained ODI status at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe earlier this year while the Netherlands regained it earlier by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship. When it comes to the ODIs England come into the series in good form having blanked World Champions Australia 5-0 in the recently concluded series, which included a win in which the home side posted world record score of 481 the last time they played at the same venue. "In the a year ago or so we have played some good cricket, in and out of India, this tour brings another challenge for us", Rohit said.

Yet, so determined was Root not to miss out on the short-form game and all the rewards that come with it, he convinced management he still had a role to play even though England have an embarrassment of big-hitting riches.

Joe Root must decide whether he is compromising his Test and one-day career by continuing his struggle to keep up with the Twenty20 pace after being squeezed out of England's short-form team.

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Take this gathering in London's Hyde Park, where thousands came together to watch the game on large public outdoor screens. And the Liverpool defender cheekily said that it has something to do with the parents across the country.


Farbrace insisted Root still has a role as England build towards two Twenty20 World Cups in two years in 2020 and 2021 and he will definitely return to the middle order for Thursday's first one-day worldwide at Trent Bridge. On 11 occasions, it has crossed 350 and has surpassed the 400-mark thrice.

India: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Siddarth Kaul, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

With the ball, spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali will be a major threat to the visitors.

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