India boast of excellent recent form in bilateral T20s against England

Rohit Sharma returns to take the captaincy duties after missing the Edgbaston Test match due to a bout of Covid-19. He is expected to partner Ishan Kishan at the top. Deepak Hooda will keep his place at No.3, atleast for the series opener as Virat Kohli will come back for the second game, after his outstanding performances against Ireland with Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, and Hardik Pandya forming India’s potent lower-order. India boast of an excellent recent record against England in the shortest format, having won all three previous bilateral series.