India vs England, 5th T20I: England elect to field

Parth Dhall
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India vs England, 5th T20I: England elect to field
India vs England, 5th T20I: England elect to field

20 Mar 2021: India vs England, 5th T20I: England elect to field

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

The five-match series is presently leveled at 2-2 after Team India claimed an eight-run victory in the fourth T20I.

Now, the top two sides in T20 Internationals will be aiming to win the series finale and lift the trophy.

Here is more.

Details: 5th T20I: A look at the details

A number of surfaces have been used in the series so far, which have assisted both fast bowlers and spinners.

In the impending clash as well, an even contest is expected.

Meanwhile, the dew factor will likely make batting easier as the game progresses.

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

Stats: Both India and England have a terrific record in T20Is

India and England have enjoyed a terrific record in T20Is of late.

Since September 2017, India have lost only two out of 19 T20I series (1-2 to New Zealand and 0-2 to Australia).

On the other hand, England haven't lost a T20I series since the loss to India in July 2018.

The 5th T20I will disrupt the winning run of at least one team.

Row: Umpires remain under the scanner

The umpires still remain under the scanner for the ongoing "soft signal" row.

Notably, the dismissals of Suryakumar Yadav and Washington Sundar in the 4th T20I emanated the debate.

The duo were given out on the basis of soft signal by the on-field umpire, when no conclusive evidence was found by TV umpire.

After the match, the decisions drew criticism from several experts.