Team India qualified for the World Test Championship by beating England for the World Test Championship. They will now face New Zealand in the final. Meanwhile, In this article, we will discuss about India’s predicted playing XI for the first T20I against England. Both the teams have named strong squads for the five-match T20I series. They are treating the series as a dress-rehearsal for the World T20 to be played in India later this year.
The BCCI has named a pretty young squad and ones who have performed in the IPL consistently well in the last couple of years. Suryakumar Yadav has finally earned his maiden India call-up after consistent performances in domestic cricket and the IPL. The BCCI has also included players like Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia who also performed well for their respective franchises. Picking the best XI for the five games thus would be a difficult job for the team management.
India’s Predicted Playing XI For 1st T20I vs England on March 12:
Rohit Sharma picks himself automatically in the playing XI. He was in good form in the Test series and would look to take it to the T20Is as well. Rohit is an important member of India’s T20I outfit and he would like to make use of the series and get some runs in the series and prepare himself for the World T20. The pitches for the T20I series will be different from what they were in the Test series. The ball will come onto the bat quickly making strokeplay easy. That is something, Rohit would look to take the advantage of.