India vs England, 3rd T20I: England elect to field

Parth Dhall
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India vs England, 3rd T20I: England elect to field
India vs England, 3rd T20I: England elect to field

16 Mar 2021: India vs England, 3rd T20I: England elect to field

England have won the toss and elected to field in the third T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

This will be a crucial game as the series is leveled at 1-1. India came back in the second T20I after the visitors won the opener.

Notably, the rest of T20Is, including the third, will be played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 scare.

Details: 3rd T20I: A look at the key details

It is interesting to note that two different pitches have been used so far in as many games in the series.

While the first track assisted England, India had the edge on the second.

It remains to be seen what the surface offers in this game.

While the Star Sports network is broadcasting the game, live streaming is available on the Hotstar app.

Conditions: Morgan's mantra for acclimatizing to the conditions

Speaking on the conditions, England captain Eoin Morgan, after the seven-wicket loss, said, "To become better in these conditions, the only way you do that is by playing and making mistakes."

"You tend to learn quicker if you're winning and confident and everything goes reasonably smoothly - you can integrate the learning quite quickly, but equally, if we have to learn the hard way."

Kohli : The spotlight will be on Kohli

The spotlight will again be on Virat Kohli, who found his form just at the right time.

He took apart the English bowling line-up with an unbeaten 73 in the 2nd T20I.

"I had a special chat with ABD before the start of the game and he just told me to watch the ball. That's exactly what I did," said Kohli after the match.

Spectators: Remaining matches will be played behind closed doors

On the eve of third T20I between the two sides, it was announced that the remaining three games in Ahmedabad will be played behind closed doors.

The decision has been taken considering the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases around the country.

It was also announced that the spectators who have purchased tickets for the matches will receive a refund.