England is all set to host India in a three-match T20I series starting on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The venue for the first T20I is the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM GMT, which is 10:00 PM IST.

India, under the leadership of Virat Kohli, is at the second position in world T20I rankings, while England, led by Eoin Morgan, is placed at the fourth position on the same table. The last time these two teams faced each other in a T20I series was back in 2016. India had hosted that series and won it by a margin of 2-1.

England is in terrific form after they beat the mighty Aussies in all the six games they played last month.

Where to watch:

The match will be televised live by Sky Sports Cricket channel in the United Kingdom from

In India and its subcontinent, the match will be televised live by Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 channels.

The online streaming and highlights will be available on the SonyLIV's app and website, with SkyGo app and website providing the same feature.

The match is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM IST, which is, 4:30 PM GMT, but the live coverage will begin an hour early on Sony Six and Sony Ten 3.

Team news, pitch, weather report:

Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of this series, hence Umesh Yadav will continue to be in the Indian XI.

Rohit and Dhawan will open the innings, while it is expected that Kohli and Raina will fit in the middle order alongside Manish Pandey or Dinesh Karthik. MS Dhoni will return to don the wicket-keeping gloves, as the line-up will end with Pandya, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar, and Umesh.

On the other hand, England is likely to stick to the same side which played against Australia in the one-off T20I match last week.

England might continue to open with Roy and Buttler, with Hales next and followed by Root. Morgan, Bairstow, Moeen will come in next in that situation, while Rashid, Plunkett, Willey, and Jordan will complete the English bowling attack and the XI for this game.

The Old Trafford pitch will have some swing on offer with the new ball, but the scoring will be essential in the powerplay overs. We can expect a high-scoring game in Manchester as it has been all summer.

The weather report in Manchester seems quite nice, as there are no chances of rain and we might get an entire game of 40 overs.

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