IND vs ENG 2nd T20I: Deepak Hooda Dropped To Make Way For Rishabh Pant, England  Choose To Field

Birmingham: Star Indian batsman Deepak Hooda has been dropped from the second T20I match against England at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has taken his place in the team for the match which is crucial for winning the three-match T20I series. India is currently leading the series by 1-0 after winning the first match comprehensively by a big margin after Hardik Pandya’s heroics.

England won the toss and opted to bowl first against India before captain Rohit Sharma announced the exclusion of Deepak Hooda while naming the team.

The India batsman has looked in good touch in recent times as he scored a century during Ireland tour. He also hit 33 runs in the last match. Apart from Hooda, other batsmen also played well in the last match. India’s captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are also on the verge of creating a big record if they hit a few boundaries in the upcoming match of the series.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli now just need two more boundaries to complete 300 fours in the International T20 matches. Ireland’s star batsman Paul Stirling is currently the only batter to have hit more than 300 boundaries in his career. The Irish batsman has hit 325 boundaries along with 99 sixes after playing 104 T20Is so far.