India received the toss and opted to bowl first in opposition to England within the warmth-up match of the ongoing T20 World Cup on Monday.
Speaking on the toss, India skipper Virat Kohli said, “We will be in a position to bowl first. We like now had success within the previous. So we want to create that similar vitality. The IPL is stunning up there, however right here is paramount. Adaptability, how performs the set up is what matters.”
“We’re slightly steady in how we are going to begin within the first sport. We will be in a position to love a look at to present sport-time to most of them. Issues like been diversified earlier to IPL, now it be stressful to love a look at previous KL Rahul. He’s been steady upfront. I will be batting at 3,” he added.
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On the diversified hand, England stand-in skipper Jos Buttler said, “All individuals is worked up. Apt to occasion. Clearly, he (Morgan) is having a relaxation after these weeks within the IPL. Affords others a big gamble of publicity. I’m obvious India are going to come motivate engaging at us, there will be an excellent deal of depth.”
“Some like come from the IPL for us while many are coming at as soon as from motivate home. Or now not it’s about adapting to the crew roles. Pushing for locations is fundamental, it be something that’s driven us over the final a few years. There is an excellent deal of competitiveness and it truly drives the blokes. Or now not it’s been wholesome for us,” he added.
India will play Australia within the following warmth-up sport on Wednesday earlier to opening their T20 World Cup in opposition to Pakistan on October 24.
On the diversified hand, England will play in opposition to New Zealand of their next warmth-up match on Wednesday.
In Team 2, India will then face New Zealand and Afghanistan, the rising power in T20 cricket, plus the winners of Team B and runners-up from Team A
India squad: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakaravarthy
England Taking half in XI: Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Label Wood, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid