The visitors England will face the hosts India again this Thursday (18th March) night during the fourth game of the five-match T20I series at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad).
Currently, the visitors are leading this series by a 2-1 margin as they won the first and third game by 8 wickets each but suffered a 7-wicket defeat in the second T20I. Another victory will secure England’s victory in this series and they will try to achieve it in the forthcoming T20I.
India vs England 2021, 4th T20I: England’s Predicted XI
England opener Jason Roy scored 49 and 46 runs in the first two matches before losing his early wicket for 9 runs in the last T20I. Roy is currently one of the most in-form T20I batsmen as he is a very consistent performer as he has managed four 40+ scores in his last six T20 innings, including one half-century.
Jos Buttler (wk)
In the last T20I, England opening batsman Jos Buttler batted brilliantly and recorded the highest score in his T20I career as he played the match-winning knock of 83 not out off 52 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes. While he is currently in good touch, his latest big score has brought more confidence into the team.
Dawid Malan is one of the crucial batsmen on this English T20I side. But recently he hasn’t played strong cricket consistently and we are seeing similar stories in this T20I series too as his scores in this series are 24*, 24 and 18 runs respectively.
Jonny Bairstow had a very hard time during the recently concluded Test series against the hosts India as he scored three ducks in four innings. However, he is in his own shape in this T20I series. After scoring 26* and 20 runs in the first two matches of this series, Bairstow scored a match-winning 40 not out in the last match.
Eoin Morgan (C)
As the bowlers and top-order batsmen have performed strongly in this T20I series, captain Eoin Morgan hadn’t many duties with the bat in the first three matches of this series. While he batted only second game in this series, the left-handed batsman scored 28 runs.
All-rounder Ben Stokes is a very crucial name in this England team. In this T20I series, he has taken one wicket in three matches and also scored 24 runs in the second match. While he only played supporting roles in this series, everyone knows what more he can do for the team.
The 22-year-old left-arm pacer Sam Curran has taken one wicket in three matches of this series. He needs to take regular wickets to maintain his spot on the T20I side. His aggressive batting in the lower-order is also a plus point for the team.
Fast bowler Jofra Archer won the Player of the Match award in the first T20I of this series for his impressive bowling performance as his bowling figures were 4-1-23-3. But then he failed to take wickets in the next two matches.
The right-arm pacer Chris Jordan is a crucial death-over bowler in this England T20I side as he is a very consistent performer in this special role. In this T20I series, he has picked up 4 wickets in three matches.
The leg-spinner Adil Rashid is a crucial name in England’s white-ball squad. In this series, he has taken two wickets in three matches. Despite taking lesser wickets in this away T20I series, Rashid is mostly maintaining discipline with the ball.
The fast bowler Mark Wood has put a huge impact on this series as he played huge roles for England to win both the matches of this series while he missed the second T20I where the visitors suffered a big defeat. The Indian team has failed to handle his fast bowling as he has taken 4 wickets in this T20I series.