India looks to clinch series against England

India vs England Jos Buttler Vows To Come Back Hard At Virat Kohli

India vs England Jos Buttler Vows To Come Back Hard At Virat Kohli

After a resounding victory in Manchester, India will be keen on wrapping up the T20I series against England in Cardiff and in doing so, set the benchmark for the upcoming ODI and Test series.After their practice session at Sophia Gardens on Thursday, Suresh Raina, Kuldeep Yadav and Manish Pandey chose to enjoy their time off at Cardiff Bay.

The Men-in-Blue completely outclassed England in the first game as Kuldeep Yadav's fifer followed by Lokesh rahul's unbeaten ton guided Indian to comfortable victory at the Old Trafford.

After being comprehensively out-played on Tuesday, Eoin Morgan's side knew they had to win to keep the series alive and started strongly after winning the toss and choosing to bowl. In all, they have been unbeaten in bilateral T20I series since September a year ago.

In terms of ICC Rankings, a 2-0 series lead will allow India to close the gap with second-placed Australia, while a whitewash will catapult them to second position, behind top-ranked Pakistan.

A loss on Friday will see England drop down to rank seven below New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies, respectively.

Despite the loss, one of the key strengths for England is its top-order's ability to handle pace and it would like another fast start at Cardiff.

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India vs England match will be broadcast on Sony Six, Sony Six HD in English Commentary. Instead, it might back Yuzvendra Chahal to deliver any initial spin overs, despite being taken for runs in Manchester.

India got off to a horror start in the second Twenty20 worldwide against England in Cardiff on Friday.

The weather is very sunny and there is no chance of rain.

Virat Kohli (47) enjoyed one let-off in a stand of 57 with Suresh Raina (27 off 20) when Jason Roy couldn't quite grasp a blow down the ground, the ball bursting the fielder's hands at long-on and going over the rope.

England pacer Tom Curran has been ruled out of the remaining T20Is and the ODI series owing to a left side strain.

The England vs India, 2nd T20 worldwide begins at 10.00 pm (IST).

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