Bumrah, Sundar ruled out of England T20I series

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

The BCCI said that Sundar, who last played for India in their T20 win over Bangladesh in March, sustained a right ankle injury in training before the first Ireland match and is expected to miss both the upcoming limited-overs series.

India are happy that the six-match limited-overs phase allows them to settle nicely into English conditions before the Test challenge.

The 29-year old batsman achieved the landmark in the first T20I against England at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday.

But Kuldeep Yadav did the damage with a maiden five-wicket haul at this level before Rahul (101no) made short work of the chase as India prevailed with eight wickets and 10 balls to spare, leaving England to contemplate a reality check following last month's six-game white-ball whitewash of Australia. We want to play competitive cricket against England.

On the other hand, Yadav will come into the side, replacing Bumrah even though India have two other fast-bowling options in Deepak Chahar and Siddharth Kaul.

England are coming into series on the back of 6-0 drubbing of Australia with Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow in fantastic form.

"We definitely are", Kohli said when asked whether India had a stronger outfit than Australia at his eve-of-match press conference.

The much awaited India England series is all set to kickstart from the 3rd of July. Although Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli and MS Dhoni pick themselves, the rest of the top six remains undecided. Hardik Pandya will definitely be handed the all-rounder's responsibility with the two spinners - Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav - and two pacers - most likely to be Kumar and Yadav - filling up the remaining spots. Rahul was batting on 89 (off 42 balls) when Rashid ended the second-wicket partnership.

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.

India are also set to take on England in a three match ODI series after the T20's and it is believed that Bumrah will be available for selection. Having spoken to the guys who've come here and played, they said it was a great experience for them learning a lot more things about their game. Kohli, though, wasn't surprised with Buttler's highly impressive showing.

Roy has shown some good performances against the Australian bowlers, but it wasn't their best attack on offer.

"It doesn't matter whether I get runs or don't get runs [he got 258 at an average of 129], what I want is the team to play well and the team to win". But Plunkett's awkward bounce off a length could trouble the left-hander who isn't known to have a sound defence.

Bowling the 14th over, Kuldeep silenced the home crowd with wickets off the first, third and fourth balls.

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