did not change India He will hit first after losing to England in T20 Globalism Cup semi-finals in Adelaide Oval. Furthermore, Rohit Sharma has confirmed that they will go for the unchanged side which means Rishabh Pant is ready to play. He made his debut in his last Super 12 match against Zimbabwe and it hasn’t changed that means his continuation. Meanwhile, England made a few changes as Mark Wood was left out.
After Butler won the lottery, he chose to run first, however, Rohit said he wanted to hit first in a stress game.
India (played eleventh): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
England (playing eleventh): Gus Butler (w/c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brooke, Liam Livingston, Muin Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Wooks, Adel Rashid
Rohit Sharma: We would have hit first anyway. We played some cricket well, and another chance for us to play the same way we play all the tournaments. It’s important to keep your nerve and take the game to the end. We have played these players well in recent years and we know their strengths and weaknesses. It is important to take advantage of that. It is important to remain calm and do what we want to do. (The injury) was scary but I’m fine now. The kind of talent we have, it was tough (choice eleventh). Same team for us.
Joss Butler: We’ll take a shower first. There will be a great atmosphere here. The dimensions are different, we will have to adapt. We have two changes – Malan and Wood out due to injuries – Salt and Jordan come in. Seems like a good share. Hope it stays good throughout the game.
Earlier, former selection chief MSK Prasad feels the Indian team management will find it “difficult and difficult” to make the right decision between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in the T20 World Cup semi-final against England in Adelaide on Thursday.
Except for the last match against Zimbabwe, India played Karthik before Pant in the ongoing tournament.
However, Karthik hasn’t called his role as a particular finisher, while Pant has also failed to impress on the chances he’s had so far in the T20Is.
“The main debate or issue on Thursday will be what the captain and coach want in their eleventh play. If they want to use the left hand in the top rank to shake England up, they may turn to the Pant because it is a great option. But if they want to get a terminator, they might consider Karthik to get Function.
“Sure, this is the only discussion or issue before the team. It will be interesting to see who finally gets the nod. I am sure the rest of the team will remain the same.”