The fifth and decisive match of the series between India and England will be played at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad on 20 March (Saturday). The five-match series is still at 2-2 and the team that wins this match will also name the series. In the fourth T20 match, Team India performed brilliantly and defeated the English team by 8 runs in a thrilling match. Captain Virat Kohli may try Shikhar Dhawan in place of KL Rahul, who is constantly flopping in the fifth match. At the same time, Eoin Morgan can change the bowling attack of the team after the defeat.
Team India will come down to name the series
Team India have made a strong comeback in the series after beating England in the fourth T20 match and the team would like to continue this rhythm in the last match as well. After being flopped for the fourth consecutive inning in batting, KL Rahul could fall short and could be replaced by Shikhar Dhawan or Ishaan Kishan. Suryakumar Yadav has scored a half-century in his debut innings and confirmed his place for the final match. Captain Virat Kohli has also appeared in a good rhythm in this series and Shreyas Iyer’s return to form is an icing on the cake for the team. However, in the last match in bowling, Washington Sundar had scored 52 runs in 4 overs, so the team can try Akshar Patel in his place.
There can be changes in England’s team
England bowlers were beaten fiercely in the fourth Test match. Chris Jordan had scored 41 runs in his four-over spell, while Adil Rashid also conceded 39 runs. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood proved to be the team’s side. In such a fifth and decisive match, the team can try Tom Curran or Racy Topley in place of Jordan. The English team’s batting has been superb in all four matches so far and Eoin Morgan would not like to tamper with the batting order. The duo of Jose Butler and Jason Roy have given the team a good start, while Bairstow and Ben Stokes have also appeared in rhythm.
Head to head
India and England have played 18 T20 matches so far, of which 9 wins have been won by Team India, while in 9 matches, the English team has beaten India. Team India have played 10 T20 matches against England at their home, with England and India winning five matches each.
India’s likely playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul / Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli (captain), Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar / Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar
England’s probable playing XI: Jason Roy, Jose Butler, David Malan, Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan / Top Curran, Joffra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood