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The last and decisive match will be played between India and England in Ahmedabad today. The 5-match series between the two is currently tied at 2-2. India have the chance to win their sixth consecutive series and England for the third consecutive series. Team India has won all 5 T20 series since November 2019.
Whereas, the English team has won all 2 T20 series since September 2020. Given the poor form of Lokesh Rahul, Indian captain Virat Kohli can get Rohit Sharma and Ishaan Kishan to open in this match.
Indian team is invincible from last 8 series
The Indian team is invincible from the last 8 T20 series i.e. not lost. He got the last defeat in the series against Australia in February 2019. Whereas, the 2 T20 series against South Africa was 1-1 in September 2019. At the same time, since September 2017, India have lost 2 of the last 19 series, including the Nidahas Trophy. Talking of England, during this time he has lost only 1 series. He was last defeated by India in the T20 series in July 2018.
England, Australia beat India the most in T20s
A total of 18 matches have been played between India and England so far. Both have won 9–9 matches. England and Australia are the only team that has beaten Team India the most in T20 International 9 times. England would like to become the most successful team to defeat India by winning today’s match. At the same time, India would like to win this match and make an important step in the preparation of the series as well as the T20 World Cup.
Ishaan’s return to Team India possible
Talking about Team India, in the fourth T20 on Thursday, Suryakumar Yadav scored 57 runs in his debut innings and won everyone’s heart. He may once again come to bat at number four for the team. At the same time, Lokesh Rahul reached double figures for the first time in the series.
Lokesh Rahul can get rest
Lokesh Rahul scored just 1 in the first three matches. He can be rested in the last match. Ishaan Kishan may return to his place. He did not play the fourth match due to injury. Apart from these, there is little chance of any other changes in the team.
Malan’s form is a matter of concern for England
World No. 1 T20 batsman David Malan’s form is a matter of concern for the England team. He has scored only 80 runs in 4 matches of the series. In such a situation, captain Eoin Morgan can give a chance to Sam Billings instead. At the same time, all-rounder Sam Karan has not got a chance to do anything special with both bat and ball. Spinner Moin Ali could be included in his place.
The team batting first would like to score 180+ runs
Toss and dew have played an important role in this series. The team that won the toss in the first three matches of the series, also won the match. Whereas, in the last match, India defeated the target of 185 runs, leaving the dew behind. India’s fast bowlers used Slower One to prevent England’s bowlers from chasing them. In this match also, the team batting first would like to give a target of 180+ runs.
England team’s better performance in Powerplay
Comparing the scores in the powerplays of both teams, the England team has shown better play in the first 6 overs. He has scored 199 runs in 4 T20s and has lost just 3 wickets. At the same time, India has scored only 141 runs and lost 8 wickets during the four T20s in the powerplay. In the second and fourth T20s, India lost just 1–1 wickets and won the match.
Archer and Mark Wood give short runs in Powerplay
Archer and Mark Wood have given the lowest runs in the Powerplay so far in this series. He has given less runs than the number of balls he has bowled. Archer has bowled 48 balls in the Powerplay in 4 T20s so far. In this, he gave 45 runs and took 2 wickets. At the same time, Wood bowled 30 balls and took 3 wickets for 18 runs.
Malan has a chance to break Babar Azam’s record
Malan will have the chance to score the fastest 1,000 runs. He has scored 935 runs in 23 innings so far. Whereas, Pakistan’s Babar Azam had completed 1,000 runs in 26 innings. If Malan scores 65 in the last T20, then he will become the seventh batsman of England to score a thousand runs. Earlier, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Jose Butler, Alex Hales, Kevin Pietersen and Johnny Bairstow have scored 1,000 runs.
Possible playing for Indian team-11
Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan / Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar / Yuzvendra Chahal.
England team probable playing-11
Jason Roy, Jose Butler, David Malan / Sam Billings, Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan (captain), Sam Karan / Moin Ali, Chris Jordan, Joffra Archer, Mark Wood and Adil Rashid.