The Indian team is set to tour England in the month of July. Virat Kohli led team will kick-start their England tour by first playing the three-match T20I series. The T20I series will be followed by a three-match One Day International series. India will end their England tour by playing five Test matches.
The limited over series before the Test matches will help the tourists in getting acclimatized to the conditions. Hence, this schedule will help the Indian team ahead of the Test series.
The Indian team will try to commence their England tour on a positive note.
The ongoing Indian Premier League will play a major role in deciding the T20I series squad for England tour. The Indian squad for the England tour will be announced tomorrow.
Consequently, we look at the possible players who can make the cut into the T20I series squad for the England tour.
The Indian team will play their first match of the tour on July 3 at Old Trafford Manchester. Men in Blue will play the second T20I at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on July 6. The third and final T20I will take place at County Ground Bristol on July 8.
The Indian team is currently at the third place in the T20I ranking of the shortest format. On the other hand, England is at the fifth place in the T20I rankings. The Virat Kohli led team will aim to get the impetus early into the tour by winning the T20I series.
Ambati Rayudu is in great form and he can get a chance in the T20I squad. Moreover, Suryakumar Yadav has also impressed with his batting skills at the top of the order. Mumbai Indians opener may receive his maiden cap. Meanwhile, Siddharth Kaul who has impressed with his bowling can also get his chance.
Here is the Predicted Indian T20I squad for the England tour:
Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), KL Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Suryakumar Yadav.