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India's strongest T20 XI for England tour

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49.72K   //    08 May 2018, 20:32 IST

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The Indian selectors have finally announced India's T20 squad for the series in Ireland and England and while the usual names make the cut, there are few surprising names in the squad, players who have been awarded for their consistency in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

The 16-member squad has all the bases covered and we try to forge an 11 which will be perhaps India's best team to take on both Ireland and England as the conditions in both the nations will be pretty similar.

Openers

Shikhar Dhawan

The southpaw has been enjoying an extended purple patch in white ball cricket since the last Champions Trophy and has had a consistent run at the top of the order.

He was brilliant in South Africa in both the ODIs and T20Is and hence it is a no-brainer that he will walk out to face the new ball.

Rohit Sharma

Perhaps the most successful opening batsman in the limited-overs format over the past three years, Rohit Sharma will accompany Dhawan at the top of the order.

The duo came together back in 2013 for the Champions Trophy and has not looked back ever since. They will once again deal with the new ball in conditions which favor batting in the powerplay.

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