India’s wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzwendra Chahal, who were ineffective in the previous match, would like to return to England’s ‘well-prepared’ batsmen when both teams will face each other in the third and deciding T20 international on Sunday. The Indian spin duo will have to face the first real challenge after a year as England’s batsmen faced a good return from their defeats in Manchester. Kuldeep, who showed a magnificent performance in the opening match of the series, could not send the pavilion to any player in Cardiff, and in the last game, Chahal also conceded a lot of runs so that they would have to find ways to disturb the rival team. India lost the game in the last over of the match on Friday due to the injury of Jasprit Bumrah, England made three sixes in it. Umesh Yadav (four wickets in two matches), took wickets in the powerplay, but he also conceded a lot.
The last time India lost in the bilateral T20 Internationals in July 2017, the only match was played. Rather, India had lost against T-20 International series in August 2016 against the same opponent in Florida in a match. Between the two defeats from the West Indies, India beat England 2-1 in the three-match T20 series on home ground in January 2017.
Little change in the line-up of England has been fantastic. The route was sent to the fourth and captain Eoin Morgan came down to him so that he could get more time on the crease. Although this did not make any use for Root, and he failed to understand the googly in the second consecutive match. However, it helped Alex Hales to make a partnership, which is why he is important in the win. Stokes has returned to the team for the third match.
India Predicted XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
England Predicted XI: Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root/Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Jake Ball