ESPN STAR Cricket HD telecast and streaming continues online as India locks horns with England, this time in T20 match at Sahara Stadium in Pune. After a thumping test series win against India, England are riding high in confidence and would be eager to win the T20 series as well. But a lot of changes in the team may not let them fulfill their T20 series win wish. On the other hand India is hurted with too many test series defeats and they can cover up some damage with wins in T20 and ODI series.
Sahara Stadium at Pune is the home ground for IPL team Pune Warriors India. This stadium will be hosting an international match for the first time and hence we can expect a house full. Tickets were made available online long back on Book My Show and the status now shows almost house full.
We have generally observed medium scoring matches here at Sahara Stadium. So a captain winning the toss may be tempted to bat first and put an at par score of 150 to defend. The team batting second needs to play with lot of patience and the batsmen need to stick to the crease for a while.
Indian players need to forget the test wounds for a while and concentrate on T20 cricket. Bowling department will see a lot of changes as Awana, Vinay Kumar, Dinda would come in. Spin department will be most probably handled by Ashwin and Piyush Chawla. Batting looks absolutely fine with a to be precise list of Gambhir, Rahane, Dhoni, Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Raina and Yuvraj Singh.
England will play in absence of their most charming T20 player Pietersen. Even captain Broad will be out due to an injury. Eoin Morgan will take the responsibility of leading the English side. Finn is also out of injury and Swann is rested. So we may see a lack lustre England team playing in T20 matches.
One more T20 match follows and then we will be watching India vs Pakistan live streaming cricket matches online through ESPN Star Cricket HD telecast. This would be followed by India vs England ODI series.