Predicted India XI for 3rd T20

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India and England will face in the deciding T20 at the M Chinaswamy Stadium, Bangalore to be played today. The pitch is expected to help the batsmen and with the series on line it promises to be mouthwatering clash. After winning the second T20 by 5 runs, India will be looking win the series while England would love to end the tour on a high. Here we look at the predicted XI for 3rd T20.

  1. KL Rahul

In the second T20 match at Nagpur where other Indian batsmen struggled, KL Rahul scored 71 runs which helped India to post 144. KL Rahul looked in excellent touch playing the spinners well. With the third T20 to be played in his home ground, KL Rahul would be hoping to make a big score and help India to win the series.

  1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli played attacking strokes in the second T20 at Nagpur before getting out for 21 runs. Playing on his home ground of the IPL, Kohli would love to put a dominating display with bat and help India to win the series.

  1. Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina did not have great second T20 match. He was dismissed for 7 playing 10 balls which did not help India’s cause. With a good batting pitch, Suresh Raina would be hoping to play a big role with the bat and ball.

  1. Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh was not at his best during the second T20 match at Nagpur. He scored 4 runs off 12 balls which made the life tough for Indian batsmen. If Yuvraj Singh gets a chance, he needs to prove his credentials with bat and play with positive attitude.

  1. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni did not get many balls during the second T20. He came after Manish Pandey and played only 7 balls. MS Dhoni should get few overs to settle. If he gets overs to play then India has a chance to post a massive total.

  1. Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey came after the fall of Yuvraj Singh wicket. He was not able to hit big strokes. In the end overs he hit a six which helped India. Manish Pandey should be sent according to the situation and if gets to bat then it is good for team chances.

  1. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya did face only 3 balls and also could not get any over during the second T20 at Nagpur. Pandya could be used as an option. Pandya needs to play a big role in tomorrow’s deciding T20 match.

  1. Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal bowled the first over in the second T20 match at Nagpur. He did not pick any wickets giving away 33 runs in 4 overs. Playing on his home ground of IPL, Chahal would play a key role in helping India to pick wickets and also control the run flow.

  1. Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra bowled a brilliant spell in the second T20 match at Nagpur. He came in 7th over and gave away 18 runs in the first two overs. He took the wicket of Eoin Morgan and bowled Ben Stokes but it turned out to be no ball. Amit Mishra will play a key role in taking wickets.

  1. Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra had a brilliant day in the second T20 match at Nagpur. Defending 145, Ashish Nehra picked two important wickets. In the last few overs, Nehra provided the wicket. Despite giving runs in the 19th over, Nehra gave only 28 runs taking 3 wickets. If Nehra could provide early wickets then India has a chance of winning the match.

  1. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah was best during the second T20 at Nagpur. He did not bowl well in the first two overs but in the 18th over he gave away just 3 runs. With 8 runs needed, Bumrah gave away only two runs and picked 2 wickets also. If Bumrah could do the same thing, India would are assured of a series win.