India and England will be heading into the third T20I with the series all square at one apiece after Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan led them to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory in the second T20I.
Explosive Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan had a fantastic T20I debut on Sunday as he vindicated his selection by becoming only the second Indian batsman to score a half-century on T20i debut. He also continued from where he left off in the previous campaign of the IPL where he scored 516 runs at an average of 57.33. His big hitting ability and ability to rotate the strike in the middle-overs could mean that his stay at the crease could be much longer.
Momentum With India
India’s captain, Virat Kohli also got in amongst the runs on Sunday as he scored an unbeaten 73 to guide his team to victory. Having your talisman playing well and the form of Ishan Kishan should put India in a good position to take the lead for the first time in the five-match series. Also, their bowling unit performed well to restrict India in the second T20i.
Backing A Curran Brother
Sam Curran was the pick of England’s bowlers in the previous game recording figures of 1/22 in four overs and also taking the crucial wicket of KL Rahul in the first over. His swing with the new ball and his different variations should prove to be a problem for the Indian batsmen in the third T20i.