England’s Joe Root will make his T20 debut in today’s match.
India’s young and agile T20 side raised the hopes of the Indian cricket fan, albeit just a bit, with a thumping win the first T20 against a rather inexperienced England side in Pune.
Though the architect of the win was an old war-horse Yuvraj Singh, the fact that none of the XI looked out of place and disinterested, unlike certain members during the Test series, must have given the Indian management and the fans a lot of satisfaction.
The home team would like to carry on the momentum into the next game being played in Mumbai and complete a clean sweep of the T20 series.
India: Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Parvinder Awana, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda
England: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan(c), Joseph Root, Samit Patel, Jos Buttler(w), Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Stuart Meaker, Jade Dernbach