IND vs ENG LIVE Score, 3rd T20I: Toss, Playing XI; Rohit, India aim to whitewash England; Dream11 prediction

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the third T20I between India and England from Trent Bridge, Nottingham.


India captain Rohit Sharma is happy that his team is “moving in the right direction” and ticking all the right boxes but doesn’t want complacency to creep in with just three months left for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

India has won fourth consecutive series under Rohit’s captaincy and with an aggressive batting and bowling approach on display in powerplay, it has crushed England by 50 and 49 runs respectively in the first two games of the three-match T20I series.


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“We are moving in the right direction and ticking the right boxes,” a happy Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony when asked about how he is feeling with the mega-event just months away.

However he had a note of caution for his men.

“The only red flag I see is we can’t get carried away,” he said.

The skipper was all praise for his team’s approach in the powerplay both with bat and ball.

“We do understand the importance of the powerplay, whether we bat or bowl. Our powerplay in both games was superb and want to give guys confidence to continue,” he said.

For the India skipper, 170 on this Edgbaston track was a par-score.

“Was good to finish on a score we thought was par on that surface,” Rohit said. Winning is a nice feeling but for Rohit, the more important aspect was how to carry the momentum.

“When you win games, it’s always nice. The group is also confident, which is very important. We will look to continue and focus on what lies ahead. Wanted to see how we do after a win and will look to challenge us as a group,” he said.

Beating England in England isn’t easiest of propositions but India have now beaten the home team in four T20I series (two in India and two in England).

“We all know how good they (England) are wherever they go, not just in England. We were clear what we wanted to do.” Under Rohit, Ravindra Jadeja has been used more as a batter who can bowl and the Saurashtra all-rounder has adopted to his new role like a fish to water.

“Brilliant knock under pressure (from Jadeja) and Jadeja with his experience of the hundred in this ground was calm and collective. At no point, we were feeling he was panicking. We do want to give the guys sitting on the bench some chance and will go and discuss with the coach.”

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England captain Buttler had no hesitation in admitting that it was disappointing for his team, having conceded the series with a match to go.

“Very disappointing,” he said.

“We didn’t play anywhere well we wanted and deserved to lose. Any time you lose three wickets in the powerplay it is hard to catch up.” He lavished praise on 34-year-old debutant Richard Gleeson.


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“Not just the wickets but the guys he got out, overall a fantastic debut. He has bowled fantastically well. CJ (Chris Jordan) always bowls the pressure overs and the figures can sometimes cloud what he’s doing.” Buttler said that the analysis will happen some time later as the last game is on Sunday.

“We don’t have much time to reflect on it as the next game is tomorrow,” he said.

India vs England PREDICTED XI

India XI: Rohit Sharma (capt), Rishabh Pant(w), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

England XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w/c), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, Matthew Parkinson

IND vs ENG Dream11 prediction

Wicketkeeper – Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler
Batters – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Dawid Malan
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya (c), Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Chris Jordan, Richard Gleeson
Team Composition: ENG 4:7 IND
Credits left: 2.5


The third T20I between India and England will be aired live on the Sony Six at 7:00 pm IST. The online live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

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