India vs England, 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma makes a return

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India vs England, 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma makes a return
India vs England, 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma makes a return

16 Mar 2021: India vs England, 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma makes a return

Senior opener Rohit Sharma has returned to the side as India are set to take on England in the third T20I.

The flamboyant batsman was rested for the first two games, as stated by skipper Virat Kohli.

Meanwhile, England have won the toss and elected to field in the game.

For them, Mark Wood returns to the side.

Here are the further details.

Return: Suryakumar Yadav makes way for Rohit

In a major development, middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who recently got his T20I debut match, has made way for Rohit in the match.

The former has been dropped after just one game.

Interestingly, India captain Kohli has stated that Ishan Kishan will bat at number three in the third T20I.

This means Rahul will continue to open alongside Rohit.

Fact: A look at India's Playing XI

India's Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

Fact: Here is England's Playing XI

England's Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan (captain), Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid

Facts: 3rd T20I: A look at the interesting facts

England captain Eoin Morgan has become only the fourth male cricketer to play 100 T20 Internationals.

He is only behind Shoaib Malik (116), Rohit (109) and Ross Taylor (102) on the tally.

Notably, Morgan is the only English batsman with over 2,000 T20I runs (2,306 runs at 30.34).

Meanwhile, Rohit is playing his first white-ball match for India since February 2020.