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Live Score 1st T20I: India Win Toss, Elects To Bowl vs England

Team India got exactly the kind of start they needed to their English summer with a couple of wins against Ireland in Dublin. Although the two-match T20I series posed few threats, it was match practice ahead of the gruelling England tour and gave some momentum to the Indian team. The real battle starts now as they take England in the 1st T20 International at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. Both India and England seem to be in fine nick ahead of the opening match. On one hand, India have looked extremely solid in their batting, giving selection headaches to skipper Virat Kohli and the team management. Both regular Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have piled up runs. Add to that, KL Rahul, with his epic knock on Friday, also presented his bid in the top slot. The middle-order, although was not tested during the Ireland T20Is still has enough meat in the shape of Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni. (Live Scorecard: India vs England)

Live Updates Between India vs England 1st T20, straight from Old Trafford in Manchester

21:33 IST: England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett

21:33 IST: India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal. So both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are in the playing XI for India. Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul sit out.. 

21:32 IST: Virat Kohli has won the toss and opted to bowl in the first T20I. 

21:30 IST: Rohit or Rahul in the playing XI? May be both. We are just minutes away from the toss

21:20 IST: Pitch Report – Belter of a track with long boundaries here at the Old Trafford. Will be a high scoring game. Bat first or second it won’t matter much says Sanjay Manjrekar.

21:02 IST: Virat and co. are at the centre for the warm ups.

20:45 IST: Here’s the pitch for today’s match.

20:25 IST: Team India heads to the Old Trafford in team bus.

20:15 IST: Here are Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav prepping up ahead of the first T20I encounter.

20:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates of the first T20I match between India and England. 

Although one of India’s best death-over bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out for the T20I series on Saturday but still the bowling unit seems to be the best in recent years spearheaded by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The wrist spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will also play a key role in India’s bid against the England. England, on the other hand, are in red-hot form and seem unbeatable after routing Australia 5-0 in the ODI series. The likes of Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and skipper Eoin Morgan are in form of their life.

Squads

India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan.

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