India vs England, 2nd T20I: Everything you need to know

Ross Houston
July 8, 2018

While all-rounder Stokes may be considered ready to play only as a batsman, Hales could hardly have done any more to demonstrate he should stay in the team - having already pressed his claims with a big hundred on his home ground in Nottingham against Australia in last month's one-day worldwide series.

With Kuldeep returning wicket-less in Cardiff after a sensational five-wicket show in the series-opener and Chahal too taken for runs last night, they need to find ways to trouble the opponents. England vs India, 3rd T20 worldwide live broadcast will be shown on the Sony Network (Sony Six and Sony Ten 3) and live streaming will be available on

A win for India would be their seventh T20 series win in succession.

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While England spinner Adil Rashid did a fair job in the first outing, Moeen Ali was expensive and will have to be economical against the spin-friendly Indian batsmen.

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan has refused to guarantee that Ben Stokes will jump straight into the side for Sunday's T20I series decider against India in Bristol.

"He really did play brilliantly", added Morgan. Pacer Umesh Yadav was the only sucessful bowling, scalping two wickets.

Hales hit three sixes and four fours in his 41-ball knock to lead England home, and the teams head into the final match of the series in Bristol on Sunday all square.

India's top-order conundrum also remains a talking point for the team management ahead of the clash.

England came up short in their Bristol decider as Rohit Sharma's world record-equalling third Twenty20 global century eased India to a series-sealing seven-wicket victory.

England, on the other hand, are expected to bring in all-rounder Ben Stokes. He's played a lot for us - he's one of our highest runscorers, a very experienced campaigner.

"Ben's obviously a fantastic player, and there will be a hard decision to make".

"Alex (Hales) always makes it hard particularly in T20 cricket".

"We've made calls like this in the past, but we hope we'll make it for the betterment of the team - and put out our strongest XI".

"An innings like that makes Alex a pretty strong case for the next game".

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