Toss England chose to bat vs India
India, meanwhile, made four changes again, resting proven names to try out some of their younger players.
“Lots of people assume chasing is the way to go in T20 cricket, but on certain surfaces, batting first may be beneficial,” Buttler said at the toss. England brought in Phil Salt and Reece Topley in place of Sam Curran and Matt Parkinson. Salt would bat at No. 4, Buttler said, while adding, “we’ve been disappointed with the way we’ve batted, this is a chance to put it right.”
India rested Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal, bringing in Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik and Ravi Bishnoi. With Hardik absent, India went in with only five bowlers, which meant their new-look attack would be under pressure with each member of it most likely having to bowl their full quota of four overs.
It was another sunny day in Nottingham with no rain forecast.
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Phil Salt, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Harry Brook, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 David Willey, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Richard Gleeson, 11 Reece Topley.
India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Rishabh Pant (wk), 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Suryakumar Yadav, 6 Dinesh Karthik, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Harshal Patel, 9 Avesh Khan, 10 Umran Malik, 11 Ravi Bishnoi.