Last Time When India Played Against England In T20I
England Tour of India T20I 2021
Team India is scheduled to play 3 T20Is against England from 7 July(2022) – 10 July (2022). Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler, the two dynamic openers, will be leading their respective teams in the series which serves as a preparation to fine-tune their best squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The last time India and England played against each other in T20I was in a 5-match T20I bilateral series from March 12 (2021) – March(2021) at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. India won the series 3-2 after winning the decider 5th match. It was a debut series in the Indian cricket team for Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav.
India were without their top-order batsman Rohit Sharma in the first two matches due to an injury.
Most Runs in the Series
Most Wickets in the Series
England won the 1st T20I comfortably by 8 wickets as they outplayed India in both departments. England won the toss and put India to bat. India had the worst possible start losing their top 3 inside the powerplay for just 22 runs. They finished with 124 runs off their 20 overs with Shreyas Iyer top-scoring with 67 off 48 balls. Archer was the pick of the bowlers with 4-1-23-3.
In reply, England got to a good start with 50/0 in the powerplay. They got home with 8 wickets left in just 15.3 overs. Jason Roy was the top scorer with 49 runs off 32 balls. Jofra Archer was awarded the player of the match for his bowling performance.
Runs by each team in the powerplay overs
As we can see from the graph, England took control in the powerplay in both the innings and emerged victorious in the match comfortably.
For the second match, India handed a debut to Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav who replaced Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel. England had Tom Curran coming in for Mark Wood.
India won the toss and put England in to bat. Jos Buttler got dismissed on his first ball by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and England got to 44/1 in the powerplay. They ended with 164/6 in their 20 overs with Jason Roy top-scoring again with 46 off 35 deliveries. Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur had identical figures of 4-0-29-2 in the match.
In reply, India rode on Ishan Kishan’s debut fifty with 56 off 32 balls and Virat Kohli’s classical 73 off 49 balls to win the game by 3 wickets and 13 balls left. Ishan Kishan was adjudged player of the match for his scintillating innings.
Economy of bowlers of each team
The economy of the Indian bowlers was lower than that of the Englishmen which helped them restrict England to a moderate total. The economy rates of the England bowlers were little high barring Sam Curran and Jofra Archer and thus made the chase easier for India.
Rohit Sharma was back at the top order for the Indian team replacing SuryaKumar Yadav in the 11. And for England, Mark Wood was back in the team replacing Tom Curran.
England won the toss and opted to bowl. Again India lost their top 3 inside powerplay for just 24 runs. Kohli’s 77 off 46 runs helped India to score 156/6 in their 20 overs. Mark Wood was the star of the bowlers with figures of 4-0-31-3.
England chased the score comfortably in 18.2 overs with 8 wickets left. Jos Buttler was the top scorer with 83 runs off 52 balls and won the player of the match awards.
Runs by each team in the powerplay overs
Similar to the 1st T20I, England took control in the powerplay in both the innings and emerged victorious in the match comfortably.
Surya Kumar Yadav was back in place of Ishan Kishan for this match for India. England were unchanged.
England won the toss and opted to bowl. India scored 185/8 with Surya Kumar Yadav scoring fifty in his debut innings with 57 runs off 32 balls. Another telling contribution was from Shreyas Iyer who scored 37 runs off just 18 balls coming at the back end of the innings. Jofra Archer picked 4 wickets in the match with an economy of 8.2
In reply, England lost Buttler early but got to 50/1 in the powerplay. Rahul Chahar, Hardik Pandya(2 wickets in middle overs), and Shardul Thakur (3 wickets in the death overs) restricted England to 177 runs and India won by 8 runs. Surya Kumar Yadav won the player of the match award.
Percentage and Strike Rate of Top 2 batsmen vs others of each team
The Indian duo scored most of their team runs at a much better strike rate than that of the English duo.
KL Rahul was dropped after his poor string of scores in the first 4 matches and T Natarajan was brought in to strengthen the bowling side. Kohli opened for the first time in the T20Is along with Rohit Sharma.
England won the toss and chose to bowl. It was a run-fest at the Ahmedabad as the new opening pair for India put on a clinical display. Rohit Sharma scored 64 runs off 34 balls but got dismissed while Kohli was not out till the end for 80 off 52 balls. Surya Kumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant provided the finishes for the team. Chris Jordan and Mark Wood were belted for 57 and 53 runs off their 4 overs. India posted 224/2 off their 20 overs.
Surely it was a tough total and to make matters worse, England lost Jason Roy on the 2nd ball of the innings. Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan kept the chase going by keeping up with the required run rate but once both were dismissed by the 15th over, England succumbed. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the player of the match for his economic spell of 4-0-15-2 in a match aggregate of 400+.
Runs by each team in the death overs
Death overs made the difference in this match as till the 15th over, England were going good till the 15th over but lost 4 wickets for just 32 runs after that while the Indian batters went berserk in the death overs.
India won the 5 match series 3-2 to extend their dominant run at home. Virat Kohli was awarded the player of the series.
We shall have a look at some of the performances of the players from that series:
1. Virat Kohli:
Virat Kohli was the leading run-scorer of the series with 231 runs in 5 innings at an average of 115 and strike rate of 147.13 with 3 fifties. Though he started with a duck in the 1st T20I, scored 3 fifties in the next 4 matches to win the player of the series award.
2. Jos Buttler:
Jos Buttler was the second leading run-scorer in the series with 172 runs in 5 innings at an average of 43 and struck at 147 with 2 fifties.
3. KL Rahul:
KL Rahul had probably his worst ever T20I series. He scored just 15 runs in 4 innings with a highest of 14 at an average of just 3.75 with 2 ducks. He was subsequently dropped in the 5th T20I and Virat Kohli opened.
4. Jofra Archer:
Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowlers for England. He took 7 wickets in 5 innings at an economy of 7.75 giving 22.14 runs per wicket and picking a wicket every 17 deliveries.
5. Shardul Thakur:
Shardul Thakur was the highest wicket-taker of the series with 8 wickets in 5 innings at an economy of 9.69 with an average of 21 and a strike rate of 13 balls per wicket.
The Dynamic Debut of the Mumbai Indians Stars: Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan.
Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav made their debut in this series. Ishan Kishan made his debut in the 2nd T20I and scored fifty on his debut innings with 56 runs off just 32 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes. Meanwhile, Surya Kumar Yadav who got his debut cap in the 2nd T20I got to bat only in the 4th T20I, and he scored 57 runs off 31 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes. It was a series to remember for both of them.
Team India is going to face England again now for a 3-match T20I series in England. Both the teams will look to identify their top 18 players for the world cup in Australia and will try to settle their combinations right.