India and England will face each other in the 1st T20I on 7th July 2022 at 10:30 pm IST in The Rose Bowl, Southampton.
The pitch is expected to provide equal support to both the batters and the bowlers. The average first innings score in the last 5 T20Is here has been 157 runs and the team winning the toss might look to bowl.England has lost only one T20I series on their home soil after 2017 and it is against India in 2018.
India has a 19-5 win-loss record in the T20Is played after 2021. India and England have an 8-8 win-loss record in bilateral T20I matches.
India, on the other hand, also have a new captain in the form of Rohit Sharma. Sharma was picked as the captain of the Indian team last year after Virat Kohli stepped down from the position. It will be Sharma’s first stint as the full-time captain on overseas soil.
England Playing 11
Jason Roy, Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson, Reece Topley
India Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar