With the series done and dusted, Team India will look to inflict a whitewash when they lock horns with England in the third T20I at Trent Bridge on Sunday (July 9). The tourists have played complete cricket in the first two matches and will hope to continue the momentum going in the final game of the series as the preparations for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia continue.
While the Men in Blue have played to the best of their potential but the spotlight will be on former Indian captain Virat Kohli. The talismanic score got out cheaply for one run in the second outing and will be desperate to hit the straps as dark clouds cast over his T20I future. India will also look to use Ravindra Jadeja more with the ball after his dismal returns in the last game.
England, on the other hand, have everything to play for. They have not looked to the best of their potential under their new captain Jos Buttler, who has been handed the reigns after Eoin Morgan’s retirement. The hosts will look to come all guns blazing and gain some momentum ahead of the ODIs.
3rd T20I – England (ENG) vs India (IND)
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Date & Time: July 10, at 7:00 PM IST and 2:30 PM Local Time
It is expected to be a good wicket to bat on with something on offer for the new ball bowlers. The wicket is unlikely to change throughout the match and the team winning the toss might like to bat first and put up a daunting total on the board.
Predicted Playing XI
India (IND): Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
England (ENG): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Richard Gleeson, Matthew Parkinson
While India will look to whitewash Jos Buttler and Co., the home side will be desperate to win a game and regain the momentum. England are likely to come out on top in the final T20I and end the series on a high.
Betway has also placed their odds in favour of the hosts at 2.00.
IND vs ENG – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Jos Buttler (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Chris Jordan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc)
Fantasy Team 2: Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya (c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Jordan (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar