England captain Eoin Morgan ready for India challenge

The pacer had suffered an injury on the webbing of his non-bowling hand in the first T20I against Ireland

Eight of the team likely to face Chahal again at Old Trafford on Tuesday were in the one bamboozled by him in the T20 at Bangalore previous year. He was calm, not the busybody, full of intent as he is on match day or training. It is a great time to play cricket there.

The wicket at Old Trafford showed signs of favouring the bowlers in the ODI between England and Australia with Buttler needing to play a spectacular knock to take the English side home, but things should be different when it comes to the slam-bang format of the game and with the weather expected to remain clear, it could be a batting paradise on offer with runs being scored at will.

India's fans were on their feet waving their flags on a sun-drenched evening in Manchester when England skipper Eoin Morgan (7) skied a delivery from Yadav and into the hands of India counterpart Kohli at deep midwicket. The point was that we hadn't played on those wet and those damp conditions ever as a team.

Just over a week into their trip, the Indians have been taking advantage of an unprecedented toasty beginning to the English summer - not limiting themselves to just sipping coffee but drinking in the pleasant sights and surroundings. "No one can guarantee results, just wanting to win every session and every ball that we play".

The T20 series between England and India is due to get underway on Tuesday at Old Trafford in Manchester. That's why those results followed after (in the ODI and the T20I series, both of which India won comfortably).

About the takeaways from a long England tour, Kohli said: "The focus obviously will be on the way we play our cricket and the attitude we carry on throughout the tour". "We expect England to come hard at us, and we certainly want to play some positive and hard-fought cricket", said Kohli.

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Kohli had spoken before the game about how the growing participation of England players at the IPL had thawed relations between the sides.

England, meanwhile, made a few strategic changes by putting assistant coach Paul Farbrace in charge of the T20 team for the Australia and India series, while head coach Trevor Bayliss simultaneously took to domestic cricket scouting.

India removed Roy in the fifth over when he mistimed a pull shot off seamer Umesh Yadav (2-21) through midwicket and ended up chopping on to his stumps for a 20-ball 30.

India take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, with the second T20 in Cardiff at 17:30 BST on Friday.

To start off the series, the Indian team management is to go in for set combinations.

The tussle for middle-order spots continue and the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey may miss out to accommodate KL Rahul, who smashed a quickfire 70 in Dublin last week after opening the innings. "Next phase is going to be very important for us, but that's quite far away".

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