After an intense test series, England are set to play five T20 internationals against the hosts India and the two teams have been in some great rivalry in the past. With the T20 World Cup coming up this year, this will be a great testimony for the youngsters who have got the nod on the Indian side. Being a home series, Virat Kohli’s men will get the much need practice for the big tournament later this year.
Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia were the new faces in the Indian squad for the England T20 series while Rishabh Pant is back in the limited-overs squad owing to his good red ball performances. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has returned to the Indian squad while Bumrah has been rested for the series.
With two days to go, it is time to look at the 5 most memorable t20 encounters between the two teams;
5. India vs England – 2nd T20, Nagpur, 2017
This was a match that brought out so much harmony to the Indian fans as the Indian pace attack proved to be high class. India went on to bat first and posted a very par score of 144 for the loss of eight wickets. KL Rahul top-scored with a good knock of 71 of just 47 deliveries while Manish Pandey and Kohli were the other two batsmen to get to double figures.
In reply, England stuttered at the start as Ashish Nehra produced a brilliant spell in the powerplay. He picked up three wickets but conceded 16 runs in his last over leaving England 8 runs to get in the final over. Jasprit Bumrah pulled off a brilliant final over to concede just 2 runs while dismissing Joe Root and Jos Buttler and deservedly won the man of the match award for his figures of 2 for 20 in four overs.