The second T20 match between India and England will take place in Cardiff on Friday 6, July 6, 2018.

The hosts, who will be smarting from the drubbing they received at the hands of the Indians in the first match, will be trying to equalize the score.

The visitors were very convincing, and after an emphatic eight wickets win against England, the spirits of Virat Kohli and his boys will be sky high. The Indian skipper must be delighted with the performance of his boys. KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav played a crucial role in ensuring the visitor’s victory.

The Indian team is in the process of metamorphosis with players being shuffled to find the best position. It is a well-planned strategy keeping in mind the upcoming World Cup.

Kohli tends to make frequent changes

The opening pair has been changed, and Rahane still does not have a fixed position in the batting order. It is crucial that Kohli has a settled bready now, a team which will be the team for the World Cup.

The English team, if they were looking for a challenge, they got one, and once again the Achilles heel of the hosts turned out to be their weakness against spin.

The pitch was not much help, and the Indian spinners were only bowling a restrained and on spot bowling.

However, the English batsmen threw caution to the wind and lost the top order cheaply. Even though Chris Jordan who put a brave face and said that England’s confidence is intact, the team must do a reality check and must get over the euphoria of beating a depleted Australian side.

Cricket live stream and telecast details

The match will be shown live in India by Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 channels starting at 10 PM IST. Viewers in the UK can watch the match live on Sky Sports Cricket TV channel.

KL Rahul century was the turning point

The nemesis for the English side was Kuldeep who claimed five wickets for 24 runs.

KL Rahul added to the woes of the hosts when he hit a quick 101 of 54 balls studded with five sixes and ten fours.

This was Rahul’s first century for his nation. He already has a Test-best 199 against England at Chennai in December 2016.