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England opt to bowl; Rohit rested

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 Published: 07:25 PM, 12 March 2021  

England opt to bowl; Rohit rested

England opt to bowl; Rohit rested

England have won the toss and decided to bowl first in the first T20I of their five-match series against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

The hosts recently sealed a 3-1 victory against the visitors in a four-match Test series, and all eyes will be on India, who will be working on their tactics for the upcoming T20 World Cup, later this year. 

India and England have faced each other 14 times in T20Is, with both winning seven times each. In their last five T20Is, India have managed to come out on top four times. 

Rohit Sharma has been rested for India, with Shikhar Dhawan being given a chance in this match. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also made his return to the squad after recovering from an injury. Meanwhile, England hasn't selected Moeen Ali for the first T20I. 

England XI: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Eoin Morgan (captain), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood

India XI: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal