With India vs England T20 series currently levelled, the final match of the series is going to be a thriller. India put up a heroic performance for the first time in this series; a team lost the toss, batted first, and won the match. The Indian players showed brute resilience and determination and bowled into the right spots in the second innings though England hit some big runs during the initial stages of the innings. The India vs England scorecard showed how the young and strong force of India came up with innovation to stop the Englishmen. Both camps now look ready for the India vs England 5th T20 that also happens to be the decider of the winner.
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
The heat and humid conditions on the west coast are proving to be difficult for the players, especially in the second innings. In the post-match interview, Shardul Thakur said that the fourth match faced the maximum dew content making it difficult for the bowlers to keep the heavy ball in line. The temperature would range between 28°C-33°C. Mild winds would help the pacers with the swing in the ball. Dew would be a deciding factor. More updates at India vs England live news.
The pitch has shown signs to settle down and help the pacers after the wild show in the test series. It has been a lot more helpful to the batsman especially during the earlier stages of the evening when it is comparatively dry, hard, and unused. The humid and dewy conditions have let some grass grow and bowlers are looking to target the power areas of the pitch as done by Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur, and Hardik Pandya. India’s score in fourth India vs England T20 match of 185 was an above par chasing score on that pitch but quite chasable by the standards of England. More updates on the pitch at India vs England live news.
Probable XI: India
Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Rahul Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Bhuvneshvar Kumar, Ishan Kishan
Probable XI: England
Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Jake Ball
Suryakumar Yadav made a blazing batting start in his second international T20 match as he scored a match-winning knock of 57 off 31 deliveries, which earned him the Man of the Match in the 4th India vs England T20. In reply to India’s fierce batting, Jofra Archer recorded his T20 best figures of 4 for 33 runs, making him the highest wicket-taker currently in India vs England T20 series.
Despite India losing Rohit Sharma very early in the innings, KL Rahul stepped up to handle the innings along with Suryakumar Yadav and posted an important partnership which would have been one of the talking points of the game. Virat Kohli was expected to perform in this important India vs England 4th T20 but had to return for just a run. His wicket saw the middle-order unleash its demon on the English bowlers as Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, and Shardul Thakur all made important contributions to the run on the board. This stability in the middle-order would give some much-wanted confidence and relief to the Indian camp.
Mark Wood too bowled some dangerous bouncers with pace and poise that gave Indian batsmen a hard time defending. He too had the best economic figures of 6.25. England started on a positive note but lost their key batsman early whose innings can be followed on India vs England scorecard. The rest players like Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, and especially Ben Stokes added some important runs to the board.
Ben Stokes unleashed his strength and went after the bowlers hitting everywhere. He mostly targeted Washington Sundar who went for a costly spell of 52 runs in 4 overs. The lower order comprising Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer held onto some runs to keep England in the fight for India vs England 4th T20. Shardul Thakur’s back-to-back wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan were the turning point of the game along with Chris Jordan’s important wicket in the last over.
India sealed the match in the last over but Cricdaddy’s live match prediction says that England would be clinching the series since they are hungry for the victory but India too can turn the tables since they carry the momentum with them.
Cricdaddy’s live match prediction says that India vs England 5th T20 would be a nerve-wracking match too as it will be the series decider and both teams would be giving their best to win the match and eventually the series.