India is up against England in the ongoing second T20 International of the five-match series at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium. After losing the first T20 International by a massive 8 wickets against England, India made two changes in their Playing XI going into the second game as they replaced opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and spin all-rounder Axar Patel with Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav respectively.
Both Suryakumar and Ishan are playing their debut game for Men in Blue. While Ishan is expected to open the innings alongside KL Rahul, Suryakumar is likely to find a spot in the middle-order. However, the debut of Surya and Kishan might create problems for their IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI).
It is speculated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be hosting the mega-auction for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the tournament will see an expansion with the inclusion of two new teams. If the mega-auction is conducted, then Mumbai won’t be able to retain both the swashbuckling batsmen.
The retention rule states that an IPL franchise can retain any three players but RTM can be used for retaining only one overseas and one uncapped player during the IPL auction. In this scenario, MI will retain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Hardik Pandya as the three capped Indian players and will have to let go of both Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav
India’s bowling-unit presents a stunning show
Batting first, England had a torrid start to their batting innings as they lost their opening batsman Jos Buttler in the first over off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Though England gained momentum owing to the partnership by Dawid Malan and Jason Roy of 63 runs, India made a comeback as Yuzvendra Chahal managed to send Malan back to the pavilion.
This was followed by a series of wickets as Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur scalped two wickets each. In the end, England had to manage with just 164 runs on the board in 20 overs.
It would be interesting to see if the IPL Governing Council makes any changes to the existing rules ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
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