Eoin Morgan-led England gained the toss and elected to area first within the fifth and ultimate T20I of the sequence on the Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday. While England went with an unchanged facet, India made one change to their Playing XI.
KL Rahul, who has been struggling to get massive scores on the board, was dropped to accommodate pacer T Natarajan. In Rahul’s absence, skipper Virat Kohli will transfer up the highest alongside Rohit Sharma. Natarajan’s final T20I outing was against Australia within the three-match T20I sequence, the place he picked up six wickets.
“Pretty pleased, we might have bowled first as properly. Looks like a good higher pitch than the final recreation. As a facet, you perceive the areas we want to enhance and if we are able to get assured defending totals, that is one thing we’re trying to execute properly.
“We have made one change today. Wanted to bring in good balance with bat and ball. I will be moving up the order and SuryaKumar is that X factor player in our team and we want to give him as many games as possible. KL Rahul misses out and Natarajan comes in for him,” mentioned Kohli on the toss.
“We will chase and the final recreation there’s lots of dew. The wicket seems good and hopefully, it is a good recreation. We have to attempt to adapt to the circumstances and we’re very enthusiastic about tonight.
“We are still looking to improve and I think we have been consistent throughout the whole series and the bowlers have a massive tick there. We are playing the same team,” mentioned Morgan after successful the toss.
After clinching the fourth T20I, the Indian facet shall be hoping to win the fifth and ultimate match and clinch the T20I sequence 3-2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/30) and Hardik Pandya (2/16) put up an inspirational bowling present after Suryakumar Yadav’s batting masterclass. Suryakumar’s 31-ball 57 and Shreyas Iyer’s 37 helped India submit their highest whole of the continuing T20I sequence.
India’s newest victory on Thursday got here whereas defending a goal of 186 runs. The pitch for the ultimate match is probably going to be a black soil wicket and will see loads of runs.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, T Natarajan