The first T20 International between India and England will be played on January 26, 2017, at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur.

As the Champions Trophy is nearing, India will be quite keen to test the temperament of K L Rahul, even though, he continuously failed in the recently concluded One-Day International series.

Final scores:

England won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

England 148/3 (18.1/20 overs)

India 147/7 (20/20 overs)

Rahul's last outing was in Lauderhill, and there he scored a memorable century which helped team India to win the encounter. Manish Pandey will find it hard to obtain his position in the middle order, as this area is already settled for the Indian side.

In the bowling department, Ashish Nehra is expected to return, and he will lead the Indian pace attack with Jaspreet Bumrah. If Bhuvaneshwar Kumar also finds his slot in the playing eleven, India will be compelled to sacrifice an additional spinner.

Yuzvendra Chahal may play in the place of Amit Mishra, and if both of them gets expelled from the eleven, Parvez Rasool will find his spot in the playing squad.

Television Telecast and online streaming

The match begins at 04.30 PM IST. It will be shown live on Star Sports in India, while the live streaming can be enjoyed in the official website of Hotstar.

In the United States of America, the match will be shown live on Willow TV.

Sky Sports is telecasting the game in the United Kingdom.

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Team news

For England, the bowling attack will be led by Tymal Mills. The young pacer has been successful in bowling deliveries with more than 150 kmph speed in the Big Bash League, Eoin Morgan expects Mills to reprise the same form in this series as well.

Joe Root who missed out the Kolkata ODI due to injury will come back at No.3 spot.

If Chris Jordan, the T20 expert finds his position in the team, then Adil Rasheed will be compelled to sit on the bench.

Eoin Morgan is quite a confident man, and in a recent press conference, he told that the team should put up a complete performance together to win this series.

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