T20 World Cup 2021: Jos Buttler's century sees England tighten grip on semis spot by beating Sri Lanka
Buttler's unbeaten 101 – his maiden century in 86 T20 internationals – steered England to 163 for four after being invited to bat first in Sharjah.
All-rounder Moeen Ali has had an influence in both victories in England's T20 World Cup 2021 campaign and his experience with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2021 might have had something to do with that.
Check out photos from England's eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup.
Eoin Morgan's England, the world's number one-ranked T20 team, top Group 1 with two big wins after a six-wicket thrashing of holders West Indies in their tournament opener.
T20 World Cup 2021: Moeen Ali read conditions beautifully, says Morgan after England's win over Windies
Spinners Moeen Ali (2/17) and Adil Rashid (4/2) dominated the West Indies batting line up to script England's comfortable six-wicket.
Check out some of the key moments from England's six-wicket win over West Indies in Dubai in our photo gallery
T20 World Cup 2021: Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali spin England to demolishing win over defending champions West Indies
England bowlers were persistent with their line and length and were rewarded as West Indies managed their second lowest T20 total after 45 they made against the same opponents in 2019.
Rahul made batting look easy with six boundaries and three sixes in his 24-ball-51 while Kishan was retired hurt after a chiselled 70 off 46 balls that had three sixes apart from seven boundaries as India chased a target of 189 with an over to spare.
"It's about the belief in the squad from management, owners. After last season, I was really disappointed. We owed it to the franchise, the fans to come up with a better performance," Bravo said after the match.
Jordan, who has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League, is among the big names roped in by the two-time champions for the fifth season of the tournament.
The 34-year-old Ali, a spin-bowling all-rounder, announced retirement from the longest format of the game on Monday.
Besides his five centuries with the bat, Moeen Ali has taken 195 wickets with his off-spin bowling at an average of 36.66 since his Test debut in 2014.
Moeen has scored 2,914 runs in 64 Tests at an average of 28.29 with five centuries and picked up 195 wickets with his off-spin bowling at an average of 36.66.
On a roll post IPL's resumption, both Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders would look to continue their winning streak when the two most impressive sides of the tournament's second phase lock horns against each other in the second double header.
IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets to retake top spot in standings
RCB skipper Virat Kohli (53) and young Devdutt Padikkal (70) struck brisk half-centuries in an impressive 111-run stand but CSK pulled the strings to restrict them to 156 for six after electing to bowl.
Check our Chennai Super Kings' squad and updated schedule of their matches for second half of IPL 2021.
Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shardul Thakur, Moeen Ali and Sam Curran are part of the CSK squad which has already started training ahead of the IPL resuming 19 September.
Moeen's elevation comes after Jos Buttler was given a paternity break due to the impending arrival of his second child.
India currently lead by 154 runs in the second Test match at Lord's with four wickets in hand.
India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara’s dogged resistance, late wickets set up exciting final day at Lord’s
Pujara (45 off 206) and Rahane (61 off 146) thrived under tremendous pressure to bat for almost 50 overs for a 100-run stand, taking the game to day five.