India will look to do better in the second game of the T20 series after being brushed aside by England in an emphatic fashion by seven wickets. Virat Kohli will be keen to address the mistakes made in the first game as the top order could not score big runs. England will be pleased after a horrid run of losing both the Test and one-day series. The visitors would aim to go one better this time around by defeating India to clinch the T20 series.
The first game did see a variable track as England mixed up their pace well to restrict the star-studded Indian batting lineup to a score of 147 runs. KL Rahul’s poor show with the bat continued in this game as well while Kohli got a start but failed to convert his score into a big one. MS Dhoni top-scored for the side with 36 runs followed by Raina who also made 34 runs to see the side register a 140-plus score after 20 overs.
The second game of the series is also expected to be a slow surface and is the same venue at which New Zealand dismissed India for 79 runs in the game played in World T20 2016. Kohli will be looking at possible options with a debut for Rishabh Pant at the top of the innings in place of Rahul who has been in wretched form.
England looks formidable as a unit under the leadership of Eoin Morgan. India will have to make changes in order to neutralize the threat posed by the English top order. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is set to replace Jaspreet Bumrah. Amit Mishra might also get a game in place of Pervez Rasool.