There was some consolation for India following the disappointing result in the Test series as they won the first T20 at Pune by a five-wicket margin. It wasn’t as comprehensive a win as the final scoreboard suggested, but India would take the victory nonetheless, for they were in desperate need to break the monotony of losses in recent times.
India coasted to a five-wicket win in the first T20I at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune. Yuvraj Singh who made a significant contribution taking 3 for 19 with the ball shone with the bat as well to score a match turning 38 from 21 balls to set up an easy victory for the hosts.
Having been undone in the Tests, India would be keen to get some positives out of the T20s against England. As India hunt for their winning formula, here’s a statistical look at India versus England T20 clashes.
After the completion of the real cricketing contest in whites, India and England now turn out to play a couple of T20Is before they give a break to each other just for a while. England will be returning home for Christmas and will be back again shortly for a 5-match ODI Series.
India has been hit by yet another injury in the recent times. Now it is R Vinay Kumar who has been injured to make way for fellow Karnataka pacer Abhimanyu Mithun in the Indian team for the 2-match T20I Series against England.
AT Rayudu has earned his maiden call in the Indian team after he was named as the replacement for the injured Manoj Tiwary. This is a second setback for the stylish Tiwary who suffered from a wrist injury last season.