India have lost their fifth wickets after team England were able to clean up Axar Patel who was meant to send by team India as an early hitter for team India.
Hardik Pandya on the other side is just one run away from scoring a significant fifty while Dinesh Karthik walks down after Axar Patel was sent off by Matthew Parkinson.
India are 171 for 5 during the 16th over of the first innings.
Team India won the toss and opted to bat first in the evening moments of England. Skipper Rohit did not follow the pattern of “fielding first” in the T20I format as he chose to attack, considering he himself will be opening the innings.
Indian team welcomes a new debutant as Arshdeep Singh finally gets his Indian cap after travelling for 3 tours with team India. With Rohit back in squad, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant will not be seen in the first T20I.
Team England witnessed a new era from tonight onwards as former skipper Eoin Morgan’s retirement handed over Jos Buttler the responsibility of leading team England.
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w/c), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, Matthew Parkinson
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal