England will aim to clinch the series in the 2nd T20I    IANS
England will aim to clinch the series in the 2nd T20I IANS

England turned their fortunes around by beginning the T20I series on positive note with a 7-wicket win against a revamped India at Kanpur. The bowling unit that did not provide the required impetus for England in the Tests and added pressure on the Indian batsmen in ODIs provided their side a comprehensive victory in the first T20I. However, India will want to start afresh as they take on England in the second T20I at Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur on Sunday. The live cricket telecast will be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English and the commentary in Hindi for the match can be heard over at Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. The live streaming of the match will be available on hotstar.com. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs England, 2nd T20I at Nagpur

India were hurt by lack of constructive partnerships at regular intervals in the first game. India s batting did not come up good apart from shortest-format specialist Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni s quickfire runs to add to the total of 147. India s bowlers also failed to comply against England s Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan, who were the driving force to their side s victory. This time the spotlight will be thrown upon India s opening partnership. The opening stand on this tour for India in limited-overs cricket has read: 34, 13, 14 and 13. India vs England, 2nd T20I: Preview

There will be pressure on KL Rahul, who is yet to go all guns blazing in this series, especially with Champions Trophy around the corner. India might also want to bring Amit Mishra in for this game that will take him closer to complete 200 T20 wickets.

Meanwhile, England have no reasons to tinker with their playing XI that comprised of a complete performance as quoted by Morgan.