The most anticipated India vs England T20 2022 series starts on July 7th, two days after the scheduled 5th day of the rearranged 5th Test match. Both teams have announced their squad for the 3-matches T20 and ODI series.
India has announced two squads for the T20I series. The squad that won the two-match T20 series against Ireland last week will play the first T20 match, whereas a few of the mainstays who are now part of the Test side will join them in the second and third T20 games.
However, Rohit Sharma, who missed the lone Test match for Covid reasons, will lead the sides in all three matches, thereby shutting the Indian captaincy drama that’s been trending all over social media.
With the T20 World Cup arranged to happen in Australia in the latter part of this year, India and England will consider this series as a rehearsal ground to fix their lineup.
Let us check the announced T20 squads for both teams:
India vs England 2022 Team Squad – T20 Series
India’s squad for 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
India’s squad for 2nd and 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik
England T20I squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Richard Gleeson, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, David Willey
Indian lineup for India vs England T20 series
The players who are part of the 1st T20 match – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, and Arshdeep Singh will be replaced by the regulars – Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja in the remaining two T20 games.
Deepak Hooda, who had an impressive IPL season, has been retained for all three games. The youngster scoring his maiden century in the recently concluded Ireland T20 game must have helped the selectors decide to retain him for all three games.
Mohammed Shami’s absence from the squad explains that the Indian speedster is not on the BCCI’s radar for the World Cup team.
Predicted Playing XI for India:
Rohit Sharma (Capt), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli/Deepak Hooda (for the first T20), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant/Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah/Avesh Khan
England lineup for India vs England T20 2022 series
The England cricket board has ensured that none of the players who are part of the ongoing Test should be in the T20 squad. Instead, they have announced a fresh squad with the new captain Jos Buttler, replacing the retired Eoin Morgan. This will be Buttler’s first full-time assignment as skipper – a start of an era in English white-ball cricket.
The series will be the first for another Lancashire player, Richard Gleeson, who got picked for the first time in the England squad. The seamer will also likely make his debut as three matches will be played in 4 days.
The leg-spinner Matt Parkinson, a Lancashire cricketer, is also likely to play, with Adil Rashid permitted to miss both series to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. You could also bet on the India vs England T20 series on Bet365 Mobile.
Predicted Playing XI for England:
Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson, Reece Topley, David Willey
It will be the best opportunity for India to test their bench strength and possibly fix a few spots in their lineup for the arriving bigger tournaments, especially when you play the best of the formats at home.
England made a mockery of the Netherland bowlers in the recently concluded ODI series, in which they made world records tumble. The English side will be keen to continue the same cricket pattern in this series, too, even though they will be facing a much stronger side this time.
The fearless brand of cricket of England will be further boosted by the arrival of Brendon McCullum, the newly appointed head coach of England. The team will go hard from the word go, and this will be an exciting series for the T20 cricket fans.