IND vs ENG 5th T20 playing 11: Natarajan replaces Rahul in India playing 11

Suryakumar Yadav returned to the India playing 11 in the fourth T20 and made a statement straightaway by sending Jofra Archer for a gigantic SIX in a calypso style. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
India finally dropped KL Rahul from India playing for the fifth and final T20 International on Saturday against England at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, in Ahmedabad. India made a strong comeback in the five-match T20 series and won the 4th game in last over thriller. Virat Kohli lost the toss again and India would bat first.


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India vs England 5th T20 playing 11


India playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, T Natarajan.

England playing 11: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

India vs England 5th T20: Motera pitch report


The pitch for the 5th T20 is going to be the same as the second one. Here's what Ajit Agarkar and Deepdas Gupta said at the pitch report:

"Looks really good and this might start a little slow and the toss could play an important role. The square boundaries are really big here. Fifty percent of the runs scored against the fast bowlers on this ground seems to be behind the stumps and this might actually help bowlers who can vary their pace with shorter lengths proving to be a relatively better option."

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India vs England head to head stats in T20 Internationals 
  • Total matches played: 18
  • India won: 9
  • England won: 9

IND vs ENG T20Is: Full schedule, timings, squads, free live telecast

T20Is: IND vs ENG highest and smallest scores


India cricket team vs England in T20Is
  • Highest score: 218-4
  • Lowest score: 120-9

England cricket team vs India in T20Is
  • Highest score: 200-6
  • Lowest score: 80-all out

India vs England 5th T20 match prediction


India made a strong statement by defending a target of 186 in the fourth T20 at Motera, which also saw a lot of dew on the outfield. This ended the chatter of winning-the-toss-and-bowling first logic. The series decider is going to be a mouth-watering clash as top two teams in ICC T20 rankings would try their best to get a favourable result.


Here are the squads of both the teams:


India squad for T20 Internationals: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Rahul Tewatia, Ishan Kishan (reserve wkeeper).


England squad for T20 Internationals: Eoin Morgan (captain), Joss Buttler, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Jofra Archer.

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