IND vs ENG: England Name Their 16-Man T20 Squad


England cricket team have announced the 16-man squad for their five-match T20I series against Team India. India and England will play their first T20I match on 12th March at the Sardar Patel Stadium. England have named their full-fledged T20I squad for the upcoming series.

IND vs ENG: England name their T20I squad

Perth Scorchers’ star Liam Livingstone is set to make his comeback in England’s squad. Livingstone racked up a total of 426 runs in 14 BBL innings this season with an incredible strike rate of 134. The 27-year-old can also come handy with the bowl for the visitors. Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes are also part of the T20I squad and will continue their stay in India after the Test series.

Renowned English players like Chris Woakes and Joe Root are out of the T20I squad. Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Reece Topley will compliment Archer in the pace attack. Jake Ball and leg-spinner Matt Parkinson are named in the reserves. The T20I squad will depart for India on February 26. All the five T20I games will be played at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.

England’s T20I squad:

Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

Reserves: Jake Ball, Matt Parkinson

IND vs ENG: What happened in the first Test

After a glorious win in Australia, Indian fans were looking for yet another domination from their side against England in their own soil. However, the ‘Men in Blue’ displayed a completely antithetical performance of what was expected of them. The Virat Kohli-led side allowed the visitors to walk over them completely. England went on to win the first Test 227 runs as they took a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series.

The Indian bowlers were left without any answers as Joe Root and Co. totally dismantled the host’s bowling attack in the first innings. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane failed to rise in the crunch situation for India allowing the Englishmen to enter the second innings with a lead of 241 runs.

While the Indian bowlers made a decent comeback in the second innings, England still managed to leave a heavy total of 420 runs for the Indians to chase. James Anderson-led English bowlers thumped the Indian batsmen for just 192 runs as India lost their first home Test in four years.


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