Virat Kohli wins toss, chooses to field first

The pacer had suffered an injury on the webbing of his non-bowling hand in the first T20I against Ireland

Bumrah fractured his thumb during India's first of two T20 matches against Ireland last week, and was ruled out of the upcoming England series.Sundar suffered an injury to his right ankle during a training session in Dublin. Why not, it's a great league to play in.

"I am not surprised with the way Jos has played", he said.

"Playing against a good team in their conditions and at their home, to get the opportunity to be able to beat them in their home conditions, it is a point of excitement for us and not pressure", Kohli said.

India will play three T20Is games against England. "But if we can carry on the winning mentality, I will be really proud as a captain", he said. The other two T20 matches will be played in Cardiff on Friday and the third at Bristol on Sunday.

While Jos Buttler stood out amongst the England players in the IPL, Kohli said the league helped them break the ice and know their rivals better.

While England's Moeen Ali picked up four wickets in the final ODI against Australia here nine days ago, the fact Manchester has not had a drop of rain since will have India's spin options Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav rubbing their hands. However the English skipper Eoin Morgan has indicated the fact that the team might bring in changes keeping in mind the World Twent20 in 2020.

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".

"What I want is the team to play well and the team to win". "Obviously, you want to perform well as an individual, but I haven't set any benchmarks or targets to come here and do something special just because the last tour here didn't go too well".

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A neck injury forced Kohli to pull out of his hyped county stint ahead of the tour but the star batsman now feels he did not miss much. I mean it is as dry as I've seen it ever.

"But looking at the weather it is totally opposite to what it was when the season was going on".

"Generally it is a different challenge particularly when you play against subcontinent teams".

With the series beginning today, let's take a look at 5 players from India who were a part of the limited overs squad last time around but are not there this time.

Nonetheless, they are expected to face a stiff test against England, who are high on confidence after whitewashing world champions Australia in a five-match ODI series and a one-off T20I to kickoff the English summer in style.

It's still a mystery as to who all will make it to the first XI in the T20I series opener with Rohit, Dhawan, Rahul, Raina, all performing in the recent matches.

For now, there's no talk of the need for India to adjust to unforgiving conditions or for England to pile on the misery with "home advantage".

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