Team England have won the toss against India in the fifth T20I at Ahmedabad and elected to bowl first. The series now stands at level terms with the final game of the series being the decider. While the England Cricket Team won the first and third T20I, team India won the second and fourth game to make a remarkable comeback in the series.
The hosts defended a 185-run total in the last game. Virat Kohli has made it clear that KL Rahul will be missing out in the game and T Natarajan will be in the side. Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma will open the innings for India. In that case, KL Rahul has been removed from the playing XI.
India vs England 2021: 5th T20I, Ahmedabad- Toss Report
Team England have won the toss against India in the fifth T20I at Ahmedabad and elected to bowl first. Suryakumar Yadav is likely to retain his number three spot with Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again batting at number four. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant played decent knocks in the last game and will continue to be on the side. Rahul Chahar will also be in the playing XI of the team.
Washington Sundar had a really poor outing in the last game but he will be playing in this game. As far as the English team is concerned, the visitors are likely to go ahead with the same playing XI they used in the last game.
India’s Playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, T Natarajan.
England’s Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Team India Has A Fantastic Record In Series Deciders
The India National Cricket Team have had a fantastic record in the series deciders so far. The Men in Blue have played a total of 9 series decider games in T20 cricket and they have gone on to win 8 out of the 9 games played so far. In the last match too, the team performed as a comprehensive unit and defied the odds to beat England.
Toss will once again be a crucial factor in the game as three out of four games have been won by teams who have won the toss. Winning the toss and chasing the score has been a preferred method in the series so far and the Men in Blue will like to do the same in the final T20I against England.