Eoin Morgan is one of the best T20 batsman in the world. Image courtesy of skysports.com
England and India meet in Colombo on Sunday night, with both sides looking to take winning form into the Super Eights. The pair has met four times in Twenty20 International matches and England holds a clear advantage, having won the past three.
Despite struggling in Test matches and One Day Internationals this year, the defending champions have been in good form in Twenty20 Internationals, winning four of their past five matches in the abbreviated form of the game. Young opener Alex Hales has performed well since being drafted into the side, scoring 121 runs in three matches, including 99 against the West Indies in Nottingham.
Despite forming one of the most hyped opening partnerships in the game today, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have both been struggling of late and will be looking to find form before the business end of the tournament. Virat Kohli has shouldered much of the run scoring responsibility for India this year, amassing 241 runs from just five innings for his country in 20 over matches.
Previous matches at this ground in the tournament have been played on surprisingly quick wickets and the pacey Colombo surface could be better suited to England than India. Steve Finn and Stuart Broad in particular will be sure to dig the ball in and get the Indian stroke makers on the back foot.
2009 World Twenty20 champions Pakistan will be looking to making a winning start when they kick off their campaign against New Zealand at Pallekele in the day’s early match.
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