India have won the toss and have decided to bowl first in the third and final T20I against England. Captain Virat Kohli has made two big changes in the squad with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar out due to a slight niggle. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Siddarth Kaul has replaced him.
Also in the team is Deepak Chahar who is making his debut and has come on to replace Kuldeep Yadav, who took five wickets in the first T20I. Speaking after the toss, Kohli said,
“We will bowl first. Looks like a pretty hard wicket. Not too much of moisture but there is a good covering of grass on it.
“We have got two changes. Bhuvi has a stiff back. Kaul replaces him. Deepak Chahar makes his debut. He is a new guy, swings the ball both ways and comes in for Kuldeep. Looking at the dimensions and the breeze flowing, we thought we will play an extra seamer.
“You have to weigh your options. What the best balance of the side would be. Unfortunate for Kuldeep to miss out but he has three ODI games left and he is as lethal as he has ever been. It is just about the balance of the side. A great opportunity for others. Looking at the World Cup in 10 or 12 months time, it is going to be paramount how these young players react in pressure situations. It is about how they show their character and that is what the management and me will have to see.”