Indian skipper Virat Kohli would eye for a series win to start off their England series with a bang. Though they were looking for a whitewash in the foreign soil, that possibility got completely wiped out following their loss in what could be called as a neck to neck battle. And, it looks like team India predicted XI might more or less remain the same in the final duel as well.
Indian team has sufficient firepower on board at the moment. If their combination clicks at the right moment, then a victory with a huge margin would probably be on cards that moment itself. Nevertheless, the team would look to resolve their flaws, which they had in plenty, and go in for the series decider game of India vs England.
Team India predicted XI for the 3rd T20i game at Bristol
The Hitman of Indian cricket is probably the most unpredictable player in the Indian dressing room at the moment. Following a jaw-dropping 97 against the minnow Ireland, Rohit Sharma failed to cross the 20 run margins in the games against three lions.
Perhaps his inability to smash biggies against the swinging deliveries is getting exploited to the optimum at the moment. But, there’s one thing that even you won’t be able to deny, and that is Rohit’s ability to wreak havoc on the opposition when allowed to settle in the middle.
Gabbar made a terrific comeback into the team, following a barrage of jaw-dropping innings during the 2017 Champions trophy. Since then he has been on a roll and contributed whenever possible in the white ball or red ball cricket.
Though he failed to make a dent in the 2 T20i games against England, he would look to get back his mojo and prance hard on the opposition by hook or by crook,in the much-anticipated decider game of the series.
The Karnataka lad’s heroics ensured the team a much-needed success in the 1st game of the series. Following a terrific stint in IPL, where he emerged as one of the leading run scorers, he didn’t fail to impress the audience in the international games as well.
Though he couldn’t capitalise on the opportunity to make it big in the 2nd game against the three lions, he would surely look to make a mammoth comeback with a breath-taking total in the decider game for sure.
He is probably going through the form of his life. His thirst for runs has really made him a gem of a kind. The Indian skipper was the lone warrior for India in the 2nd game where he scored 47 of 38 deliveries to help his side reach a competitive total.
Entire team’s responsibility lies on his shoulder. He would surely be eyeing to score some big numbers in the final game as well.
Raina would need to level up his game if he wants to have a longer stay in the Indian dressing rooms. Though his 27 of 20 deliveries in the 2nd T20i game came in handy to prevent the team stooping down to a pitiable total, it certainly ain’t good enough from his end.
The destructive left hand T20 batsman would have to prove his mettle at any cost in the final game at Bristol to be under BCCI’s radar for future tour selections.
He doesn’t need any advice, even of the slightest level. His experience of the game is perhaps the greatest in the Indian dressing room at the moment. The previous game at Cardiff was a testament to his match finishing ability as he sacked Jake Ball for 22 runs in the final over and helped his side reach a fighting total.
He is someone who needs to be put on check. He hasn’t been extravagant either with bat or with the ball, yet his selection in the playing XI is a mystery in itself. If he really is an all-rounder, then perhaps it is right time for him to show his prowess not just with the ball but with the bat as well.
His swinging deliveries is the reason why India managed to take the match to the final over of the nail-biting contest. It was highly unfortunate for him to be picked on by Alex Hales in the final over, and to be on the losing side, despite putting up a decent performance for the team in the nerve-wracking contest.
The spin wizard did manage to choke the oppostion batsmen to significant measure and would surely be expected to emulate similar performance in the series decider as well. His pairing with Kuldeep makes him the deadly spin duo in the cricketing fraternity at the moment.
He gave the England team a run for their money in their 2nd T20i game. He would surely eye to emulate the 1st T20i game’s performance to decimate the English unit to the low total n the series decider contest.
He was by far the best bowler from the Indian unit during the 2nd T20i at Cardiff. His death bowling was just way out to the top, perhaps the bowling of the highest order in recent times which proved beneficial for Men in Blue.
Coming in as a replacement for the injured yorker specialist Jasprit Burmah, one could say that even Umesh has one a decent job from his part as well.