India Vs England Warm-up Match Today : T20 World Cup Qualifying Matches Today
India will meet England in the second warm up match today. India lost the first warm up match to Sri Lanka and England was defeated by West Indies in its first warm up match. Winning this warm up match will help India boost the confidence before they meet Pakistan in the first main match on March 21.
Mirpur: India lost first warm-up match to Sri Lanka and it has another chance to correct its faults. It will be playing the second and last warm-up match with England today. Warm-up matches are held before the main tourney in its first warm-up match, England also lost to West Indies by seven wickets. India is going to play its first main match with Pakistan on March 21 and winning this warm-up match will help boost its self confidence.
Dhoni, Yuvraj, Kohli and Raina are the batsmen who will be in the team irrespective of their performance in warm-up matches. Yuvraj and Raina especially are performing well in T2o matches. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are failing to perform. The team management is planning to drop one of the openers and include Rahane in the team as opener. Rahane has the experience of opening the innings in IPL matches. But he scored no runs in the first warm-up match. If he proves himself in today’s match, he may continue in the team.
Ashwin and Jadeja are important for the team as bowling all-rounder. Ashwin restricted the opponent in first warm-up match. Shami is the main pacer but Bhuvneshwar failed completely. On the other hand Mohit Sharma did not get a chance to play in the first match. Captain Dhoni also did not bat in the first match but can play in the second warm-up match.
England team also started the tourney with a loss. Captain Stuart Brad is suffering from knee injury and did not play the first warm-up match against West Indies. Morgan led the team for the match. Brad may not play today’s match also. Thee team has three all rounders. The warm-up match will be telecasted live on Star Sports-2 from 7.00 pm IST.
India team for second warm-up match: Dhoni, Rohit, Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Ashwin, Jadeja, Binny, Bhuvneshwar, Shami, Aaron, Mohit Sharma and Mishra
England: Brad, Bopara, Butler, Jordan, Moin Ali, Morgan, Strokes, Treadwell
On the other hand, qualifying matches in T20 world cup will be played between Netherlands – Zimbabwe and Ireland – UAE today. These matches will be telecasted in Star sports – 1 from 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm IST respectively.