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After winning the 5th Test England take on India in a white-ball series comprising of three T20Is and three ODIs. The series kicks off with the first T20I on July 7. Both teams have had a day’s turnaround ahead of the first T20I. The Men in Blue are topping the T20I rankings while England is placed second.

England have announced a 14-man T20I squad with Jos Buttler taking over from Eoin Morgan as the skipper of the white-ball side. Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow have been rested from the T20Is series but will be back for the T20Is.

ENG vs IND: England Announce 14-Men Squad For 3-Match T20I Series Against India
ENG vs IND: England Announce 14-Men Squad For 3-Match T20I Series Against India

England will face a weakened Indian team in the first T20I as BCCI has announced two different squads for the series. This is where the hosts have a chance to take a lead in the series. In this article, we predict England’s playing Xi for the first T20I against India.

IND vs ENG: England’s Predicted Playing XI Against India, 1st T20I

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Jos Buttler
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Buttler, the new EnglandT20I skipper is a specialist in the format and will open the batting in the series. He has a role to play at the top for his team.

Also Read: IND vs ENG Match Preview – India Tour Of England 2022, 1st T20I

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.