ENG vs IND: After losing the fifth test match against England, India has bounced back in a grand fashion. The Men in Blue registered a thumping win over the English team in the first T20I at The Rose Bowl, Southampton by 50 runs. Apart from dropping catches, India did pretty well in both the batting and bowling departments. The star of the match was all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who registered his name in the record books. He scored 51 off 33 balls, including six fours and one maximum, and scored his maiden fifty. Are you looking for legal betting sites in India on the go? If yes, read more here.

Then, with the ball, he picked up four wickets and ended with a figure of 4/33. He became only the fifth player to score a half-century and take four wickets in an innings. Notably, for the second and third T20I, senior players will be back, and we might see a few players from the first match who will have to make way for them. However, after India’s comprehensive team, the former English skipper reckons that both India and England could play with two different teams at one time.

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ENG vs IND: “Could have a quadrangular series with two Indian and two English teams”

ENG vs IND: “Could Have a Quadrangular Series With Two Indian and Two English Teams”- Ex-England Captain on Depth of Both Teams
“Could Have a Quadrangular Series With Two Indian and Two English Teams”- Ex-England Captain on Depth of Both Teams

Notably, in the fifth and final test match at Edgbaston, India and England fielded completely different teams. On the other hand, this T20I series has another set of players for the team. In a discussion on Cricbuzz, Micheal Vaughan highlighted that both teams have some seniors who have been rested. He said,

“They have got too many players, too many. You could have a quadrangular series with two Indian teams and two English teams.”

After the win in the first T20I, the Indian management will face another headache. Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shreyas Iyer will be back for the second and third T20 matches. So it will be interesting to see who makes way for them. Speaking on any changes England could make in the next match, Vaughan said that Reece Topley might make way for Richard Gleeson. He concluded, “I don’t think England are quite at that stage where they are thinking we have to play our best XI.”

Both teams will not square off in the second match on Saturday, July 9. The match will kick off at 7 pm IST at Edgbaston, Birmingham. As the seniors will join the team, we might see Bumrah, Kohli, and Pant back in the XI in place of Harshal, Hooda, and Karthik. Find the live Cricket Predictions and updates for the upcoming matches around the globe.

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