Ahmedabad: The final and decisive match of the five-match T20 series between India and England will be played from 7 pm today at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In the T20 series, both the teams are currently 2-2 and the team who won the last match will take possession of this series.
The last match of the series is very important, in such a situation, some players can be discharged from the playing eleven of the Indian team, and some players can also be given the opportunity to play today. Let’s take a look at those players who can play or be eliminated in today’s decisive match.
Sundar and KL Rahul
In the last match against England, Washington Sundar can be given a chance to sit out, Rahul Tewatia or Akshar Patel. In the fourth T20 match against England, Sundar had scored 52 runs in 4 overs. Apart from this, he did not get a single wicket. Both Rahul and Akshar can show amazing with the ball and bat.
Apart from this, KL Rahul can also be discharged from the playing eleven today. Rahul’s bat has yielded only 15 runs in the last five T20 innings. Three times Rahul was out without opening an account. In the series against England, Rahul has scored 1, 0, 0 and 14. In such a situation, Ishaan Kishan can be included in the playing eleven in place of KL Rahul.
Natarajan may also return
In the last match against England, T. Natarajan, also known as Yorker King, may also return to the team. Natarajan showed a great game in the T20 series win against Australia. Natarajan did not play in the first 4 T20s against England after getting injured. But now he is fit and ready to return. Natarajan can be given a chance to replace Shardul Thakur in the team.
India’s probable playing XI: Ishaan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Rahul Chahar.