England will try and put India to the sword once again in the second Twenty20 clash today – live on talkSPORT 2.
The tourists went some way to avenging their Test misery at the hands of India with an easy victory in the T20 series opener on Friday, chasing down 125 with eight wickets and 27 balls to spare.
But this five-match series is far from over and England will be all-too conscious they made a similarly fine start in the Test series.
talkSPORT 2 will bring you full coverage of every ball in the remaining four T20s, as well as the three ODIs which follow, and we’ll be in Ahmedabad this weekend.
India vs England: How to listen
Uninterrupted ball-by-ball coverage of India vs England in Ahmedabad will be live on talkSPORT 2.
Our brilliant broadcast line-up for the match includes Darren Gough, Matt Prior, Alex Tudor, Guy Swindells and Andrew McKenna.
The second T20 will be held on Sunday, March 14 and the action will get under way at 1:30pm.
You can enjoy the advert-free coverage on the talkSPORT app or listen on talkSPORT 2 from 12:30pm. To tune in, click below or HERE.
You can also listen via DAB digital radio or through your smart speaker.
If you miss the live action, there will be a daily highlights show at 9pm on talkSPORT 2.
Former England paceman Steve Harmison will also host an analysis show on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel at the end of play.
Complementing the live commentary will be a daily Following On podcast.
There will also be a two-hour highlights package for those who miss the action, plus the Cricket Collective will deliver regular preview and review shows.
England’s schedule in India
- First Test: Feb 5-9 (Chennai) – England won by 227 runs
- Second Test: Feb 13-17 (Chennai) – India won by 317 runs
- Third Test: Feb 24-28 (Ahmedabad) – India won by 10 wickets
- Fourth Test: March 4-8 (Ahmedabad) – India won by an innings and 25 runs
- First T20I: March 12 (Ahmedabad) – England won by eight wickets
- Second T20I: March 14 (Ahmedabad)
- Third T20I: March 16 (Ahmedabad)
- Fourth T20I: March 18 (Ahmedabad)
- Fifth T20I: March 20 (Ahmedabad)
- First ODI: March 23 (Pune)
- Second ODI: March 26 (Pune)
- Third ODI: March 28 (Pune)
India vs England: T20 squads
India: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal.
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary, Karumanaseri Ananthapadmanabhan, Virender Sharma (third umpire).
Toss: India win toss and elect to bowl first
India vs England: What has been said
India captain Virat Kohli blamed Friday’s heavy defeat on a poor batting display.
Kohli said: “We weren’t aware enough what we had to do on that kind of pitch. Lack of execution of shots we tried to play in the middle, it’s something we have to address as batsmen and it wasn’t an ideal day on the park.
“You have to accept your faults and come back in the next game with a bit more intent and clarity of plans. What are the areas you want to hit. It was just a below-par batting performance and England made us pay for it.
“I think we got ahead of ourselves a little and didn’t spend enough time in the middle to assess the conditions Shreyas did that but there were too many wickets down to get past 150 or 160.
On his personal poor form, Kohli said: “It’s part of the whole journey in international cricket. When you play for so long you have ups and downs, and you have to accept that as a batsman. The important thing is to stay true to your intent and plans and I go out there as positive as I can.”
Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan praised pacemen Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for their serious speed.
Morgan said: “One of Jofra’s strengths is that he can bowl really fast and Mark’s super-strength is that he can bowl fast. It’s hard to do the whole time. But when he bowls like that it’s not only very good entertainment but it’s also great to have him in your side.
“The plans were very basic, hit a good length and be straight. We didn’t have to go to Plan B and Plan C very often, and that’s a good sign when the bowling unit has to do that.”