As India have constrained themselves with their squad selection, inclusions of Mandeep Singh & Rishabh Pant in the second T20I squad is now a necessity.
India vs England, 1st T20 stats: From Eoin Morgan's steady chase to visitors' biggest win against hosts
Statistical highlights from the first Twenty20 International between India and England played at the Green Park Stadium.
England not only beat India in the first T20, but played in such a way that it's hard to believe Virat Kohli and Co's had dominated the earlier matches.
India vs England, 1st T20I: Visitors' skipper Eoin Morgan hails team's complete performance after win
England captain Eoin Morgan says their performance in the opening T20 was as complete as it could get on the long India tour, which saw them lose the Tests as well as the ODI series.
Virat Kohli defended his decision to open the innings as he feels it gives the team more balance, while making it clear that young KL Rahul needs to work on his consistency.
India captain Virat Kohli credited opposition bowlers for their impressive show in the first Twenty20 International, saying the hosts were 30-35 runs short of their target against England on Thursday.
Moeen Ali led England's effort with the ball to restrict India to a modest total of 147/7, before Eoin Morgan struck his eighth T20I fifty to setup a comfortable win.
HIGHLIGHTS India vs England, 1st T20, cricket scores and updates: Morgan, Root guide visitors to easy win
Having pocketed the ODI series 2-1, the Virat Kohli-led India will be aiming to make the most of their limited-overs experience, as the T20 rubber is the last before the ICC Champions Trophy from 1 June.
Indian batsmen were found struggling against a disciplined England bowling attack which restricted the hosts at 147 for 7 in the first T20 International, in Kanpur this evening.
England, with a more settled side and a vast surplus of power,will look to end their long tour of the subcontinent against India on a very happy note.
India take on England in the opening clash of the three-T20I series at the Green Park in Kanpur on the occasion of the 68th Indian Republic Day.
India vs England: MS Dhoni trains with Jasprit Bumrah to perfect skill against yorkers during death overs
Ahead of the first T20 International at Green Park, MS Dhoni had a separate session with Indian team's yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah.
India vs England: Eoin Morgan upbeat before T20 series, says team 'lot more confident' after 3rd ODI win
England are feeling a lot more confident going into the three-match T20 International series that begins on Thursday, captain Eoin Morgan said.
Taking a subtle dig at a scribe of the touring party, India captain Virat Kohli said that he is not bothered about the presence of pacer Tymal Mills.
Virat Kohli feels that three-match T20 International series against England will provide the perfect opportunity for Yuzvendra Chahal and Parveez Rasool.
Bilateral ODI series have struggled for relevance for a long time. At times, they were even looked at as an acclimatisation exercise when the ODI series was scheduled before the Tests. Today, in the age of franchise based T20 cricket and a packed cricket calendar, that identity crisis is bigger than ever.
Paradoxically, it was Wriddhiman Saha's batting; supposedly his weaker suit, that bailed him out of a tricky come back match in the Irani Cup.
Much like four years ago, it is a confusing mix of players for India's selectors to pick from to partner Rohit Sharma in the Champions Trophy.
"I just concentrate on performing. I don't think 'this is my turning point etc. If you keep performing well everything will go well," Rishabh Pant says.
India vs England: Why Kedar Jadhav's ‘street-smart cricket’ scores over Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul's talent
While both Jadeja and Rahul are already cricket stars in their own right, it is the ‘street-smart cricket’* of Kedar Jadhav’s bat that will work harder towards winning games for India