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India has England covered in T20Is

England has never beaten India in a bilateral T20 series since the 2015 ODI World Cup.

 Anticlimactic

It is a little anticlimactic that India does not have a single World Cup title to show for since the 2011 ODI World Cup, but they have played some sensational cricket during this time, particularly in bilateral events.

India has had the measure of England in T20 series and has beaten them every time they have met since the 2015 showpiece event.

The team has come up against England in 4 series since the 2015 ODI world cup and has come out victorious on each occasion.

In 2017, 2018 and 2022, the margins were 2-1 while the team beat England 3-2 in the T20 series hosted by India in 2021 before the T20 World Cup which had to be shifted to the UAE.

 India vs England T20I series results after WC 2015 

2017 Ind: Ind won 2-1

2018 Eng: Ind won 2-1

2021 Ind: Ind won 3-2

2022 Eng: Ind won 2-1

In the most recent series, which took place between the two teams in 2022, India was quite clinical.

 Much to Dravid’s pleasure

Even head coach Rahul Dravid, who is generally quite measured, did not mince his words in appreciating the Indian bowlers and how they got the better of England with a combination of swinging full deliveries and short-pitched bowling.

“At the back end, to bowl the short ball with fielders in place, really credit to the team and captain for working on some really good strategies,” Dravid said. “It came out really well. The way Hardik and Rishabh responded was superb,” Dravid said. “It was really good to see that under pressure with the series on the line. To put in a partnership like that and bat like the way Rishabh and Hardik did was really heartening for us.”

 SKY shines

In the series opener, India beat England by 50 runs at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The team registered another very similar victory in the second T20 at Edgbaston in Birmingham by 49 runs.

In what was essentially a dead rubber, in the third T20, England batted first and posted 215 runs on the board. Even then, India came very close to the target, finally falling short by 17 runs.

It was courtesy of Suryakumar Yadav, who made his maiden T20 International century, that India was able to post 198 runs on the board and make a match out of it.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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