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England captain Eoin Morgan says he hopes playing at Old Trafford while the nation's footballers are in World Cup action again is a good omen for the first Twenty20 against India.

Perhaps more importantly, the sense of mystery that once accompanied them in any series against overseas sides - and India in particular - has been diluted by exposure to the IPL. "He has been committed to his rehabilitation and we are happy with his progress to date", said PCB in a statement issued from Jamaica.

The wicket at Old Trafford showed signs of favouring the bowlers in the ODI between England and Australia with Buttler needing to play a spectacular knock to take the English side home, but things should be different when it comes to the slam-bang format of the game and with the weather expected to remain clear, it could be a batting paradise on offer with runs being scored at will. "The middle order in the ODIs has been something that we have been looking for, so we have a few things that we want to try out and address there as well".

England though do not have much to fret over as the team has done exceedingly well ever since they got Buttler at the top of the innings with Roy. But the six matches will also allow India to figure out answers to some of the questions they have before the team thinktank and selectors sit down to shortlist the group that will participate in the 2019 World Cup which will be held in England.

It's not just that Australia are now lacking half a first-choice team due to injury and suspension, and it's not just that India are now rated No. 2 in the ICC's ODI and IT20 rankings. The ODI series to follow will begin on June 12.

Not for the first time, Kohli brushed aside a query relating to personal and team goals by saying, "Funnily enough, I don't think from the public or the outside point of view".

Here we predicted a playing XI of the Indian team for the first T20I against England. I am really happy to see him at the highest level.

Reflecting on his own performance, the right-hand batsman said that he is looking to have a good time and is more concerned about team's performance.

"I spoke with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma as well who've been here before".

"We are certainly going to be lot more flexible". They said it is a great setup to be a part of.

"I don't think it's a case of putting it aside when there are huge positives to take from the Australia series". We had nine players picked up in the auction, with 13 eventually going including replacement players, which is the most we've ever had. If you have a target in mind or a target in front of you, then you play according to that.

India A squad for four-day matches: Karun Nair (captain), R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Rajneesh Gurbani, Rishabh Pant.


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