Virat Kohli wants RCB to buy Ben Stokes at IPL auction

Ben Stokes will be one of England's danger men in the three-match Twenty20 series with India

Both the teams played more of the Test games and as result, India is now ranked at the top position in ICC World Test Ranking. Now with the T20I series, India will look to continue the dominance over the English. Those longing for an end to the rampant domination of the bat over the ball in the record-breaking ODI series are unlikely to find it here; the groundsman in Kanpur has already declared that those who turn up in search of big hits will not be disappointed.

India have rested spinners Ravi Ashwin and Ravi Jadeja.

The teams (from): India: Virat Kohli (capt), K.L. Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Yuvraj Singh, M.S. Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ashish Nehra. England's batting explosiveness, from nos. "I have faced many 90mph bowlers before". Historically, England have had their share of woes against spin.

So this T20I series rather has the feel of an extension of the ODIs, such is the convergence between the formats in recent years.

England posted scores of 350, 366 and 321 despite the absence of Jos Buttler's pyrotechnics through the middle overs.

Morgan believes that the win in the final one-dayer can help England triumph in the T20s.

UMPIRES: A Chaudhary and CK Nandan ( both India). In the 5 games, when MS Dhoni did not feature, Suresh Raina had led the side.

Batsman Moeen Ali may well be among the England players set to earn a lucrative IPL contract
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Eoin Morgan confirmed Joe Root was fit after recovering from his niggle, whereas David Willey, who joined the squad on Tuesday morning from Kolkata after scans, was not available for selection.

Not surprisingly, on the eve of the first T20I between India and England, the 28-year-old seemed unfazed by the prospect of facing left-arm fast bowler Tymal Mills, who is known to bowl at 90+ miles per hour consistently.

The recently concluded three-match ODI series between India and England was a delight to watch for the cricket fans.

The match is expected to be a comprehensive one.

How to solve a problem like Virat Kohli has been a frequently posed question during England's white-ball tour of India. "At the moment the guys are feeling a lot more confident than they were after game two (ODI).Having had a win under our belt, we are looking forward to the three-match T20 series", Morgan on Wednesday.

In 2015, Mills was considered England's fresh pace hope until he was diagnosed with a congenital back condition that not only threatened to rule of out of the game but also raised doubts over the young man leading a normal life.

"I have only opened once or maybe twice for India, but I have the experience of opening in IPL. I am a bit more aware of what I need to do around my cricket to stay on the park". There are all kinds of possibilities.

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