Nagpur T20: India in do-or-die encounter

Nagpur T20: India in do-or-die encounter

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Published on: Jan 29, 2017

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Having lost the first T20 to England at Kanpur rather easily, India will be under pressure to win and stay alive in the second T20 at Nagpur on Sunday

Having lost the first T20 to England at Kanpur rather easily, India will be under pressure to win and stay alive in the second T20 at Nagpur on Sunday.

At Kanpur, England's bowlers were on top of their game, keeping the Indian batsmen in check. England skipper Eoin Morgan to led from the front as captain and batsman. Morgan would be keen to continue his great run in the second T20 at Vidarbha Cricket Association's Jamtha stadium. England will want to head to Bangalore, with the series in their bag.

India, meanwhile, have a few problems to deal with. Their batting and bowling both is an issue. Like in the one-dayers, the opening is a worry as KL Rahul has just not got going. He made a smashing hundred in Florida against West Indies, but since has struggled.

In the middle order, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni need to deliver more consistently and increase their pace as well. Quick runs will be expected from Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandya too. It would be interesting to see if India give a chance to Rishabh Pant.

Suresh Raina did well at Kanpur, batting at number three, so that was a definite positive. In the bowling, Yuzvendra Chahal did well at Kanpur, but the rest struggled. The likes of Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah will have to lift their game.

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