India will look to clinch the T20 series when they face hosts England in the 2nd match of the series at Cardiff.
The visitors easily overcame the English challenge in the first match thanks to some quality wrist spin from Kuldeep Yadav and a smashing hundred from KL Rahul.
All eyes will definitely be on Kuldeep Yadav after he ran through the English batting line-up in the first match with an exceptional bowling effort. The other Yadav, Umesh, was also very good with the ball. They would be hoping for better from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal. It will also be interesting to see whether they employ the stopping in run-up tactics after David Willey’s allegations.
England’s batsmen would be facing one of their biggest tests in recent times. If one takes out Jos Buttler, who has continued his great form, and Willey to an extent, their batting was completely exposed at Manchester. The likes of Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root would be keen to get some runs.
India (Likely XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt), MS Dhoni (wk), Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
England (Likely XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan (capt), Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid