England will ramp up their preparations for the World T20 as they take on India in Dubai this afternoon.
The two sides are no strangers to one another having played a host of cricket against all forms over the course of the last 12 months.
And they will renew hostilities ahead of the tournament as both sides bid for glory in the UAE.
England are ranked No.1 in the world and their counterparts No.2 and are each among the favourites to lift the trophy.
Eoin Morgan's side are bidding for an historic double after winning the 50-over World Cup on home soil in 2019.
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Shami now finishes what has been an impressive spell with 3-40.
Moeen survives a run out chance, with Kohli missing an attempted direct hit, and he then smashes Shami down the ground for four off the following ball.
Moeen now strikes Shami through the offside for another boundary and this is exactly what England need at this stage of the innings.
Moeen now looks to get going, freeing his arms and striking Kumar over the top for four.
England are scampering hard for every run and pick up twelve off the over.
Bumrah is now back into the attack and immediately goes to his yorkers.
Bairstow moves to 44 with an excellent boundary, crashing Bumrah through the covers after the bowler gets his line and length slightly wrong.
Moeen Ali now comes to the crease and immediately gets off the mark with a single. England are 130-4 with five overs remaining.
Bairstow now goes big, striking England's second six with a poweful shot off Shami.
However, the India seamer answers back with a brilliant yorker to bowl Livingstone for an explosive 30 off 20 balls.
Livingstone hits England's first six of the innings, smashing Chahar straight back over his head for a maximum,
Chahar bowls a brilliant follow-up delivery, though, getting the ball to turn and beat Livingstone's outside edge.
Livingstone promptly fires back the following ball, flicking it into the legside for four.
The Lancashire star then slaps Chahar through the covers for another four as England pick up 17 off the over.
Just six overs remain in the innings.
Bairstow now looks to get going as well, reverse-sweeping Ashwin for four before surviving a stumping shout off the final ball of the over.
Livingstone slashes Chahar away for four early in the over, relieving some of the pressure that had been mounting.
He then flicks Chahar away behind square for four, picking up twelve from the over.
Ashwin concedes just the two runs from his third over as India look to put the pressure on England.
That was a much better over from Chahar, who only conceded three singles as well as picking up the wicket of Malan.
Ten overs have now been bowled and we are at the halfway point in England's innings.
Chahar gets the breakthrough for India!
Malan is the third England player to go, backing away and getting bowled as he attempts to hit Chahar to the boundary.
Liam Livingstone is the new man in.
Ashwin then bowls a much tighter over, conceding just five as he uses all his experience to keep Bairstow and Malan quiet.
Rahul Chahar is now given the ball and the young leg spinner is greeted with back-to-back boundaries from Bairstow, who is an excellent player of spin.
England pick up twelve from the over.
Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack in the first over after the powerplay and it will be interesting to see how he goes given that he has not played T20 cricket for India since 2017.
England pick up three singles from Ashwin's first four deliveries, before Malan opens up and lofts him over the top for a four.
England pick up just six runs from that Shami over, ending the powerplay on 51-2 after losing both their openers.
The England opener flicks the ball straight to Bumrah, becoming Shami's second wicket of the match so far.
Roy made 17 off 13 balls and has been replaced by Jonny Bairstow.
Bumrah now replaces Kumar, switching ends after his first over.
After two dot balls, a yorker finds Malan's outside edge and runs down to the boundary for a streaky four.
Malan plays and misses at the following ball, before timing the next one beautifully, driving it through the covers for four.
Malan picks up a single first ball and Shami then closes out the over with a dot ball, beating the bat.
Mohammed Shami now comes into the attack, replacing Bumrah after just one over, and Buttler greets him with a boundary off the first ball.
In what is almost an exact replica of the shot Roy played the ball before, Buttler flicks Shami for four behind square.
Buttler hits another boundary, before Shami answers back by deceiving him with a slower delivery.
The ball breaches Buttler's defence and cannons into the stumps, meaning England's captain has to depart for 18 off 13 balls.
Dawid Malan replaces him.
Roy comes down the track to Kumar in the first ball of his second over, lofting him for four.
Kumar also bowls a big no ball but Buttler is unable to make him pay in the resulting free hit, only managing to pick up a single.
Buttler is almost run out after an attempted quick single is aborted and Virat Kohli is unable to get a direct hit.
Roy then ends the over by shuffling across his stumps and flicking Kumar behind square for four. An expensive over.
Jasprit Bumrah bowls the second over for India and Roy and Buttler are content to milk him for funs, picking up six from the over.
We are underway!
Jason Roy gets off the mark first ball, turning Bhuvneshwar Kumar away into the legside for three.
Jos Buttler also gets off the mark, hitting Kumar for four.
England are 8-0.
England XI: Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
India have won the toss and will bowl first, with Jos Buttler captaining England in the absence of Eoin Morgan.
Archer confident in England’s chances
England star Jofra Archer believes England are still among the favourites to win the tournament, despite both himself and all-rounder Ben Stokes not being involved.
"Yes, myself and Ben Stokes are unavailable, but I’m not worried about that in terms of the way the team will perform," he wrote in a column for the Daily Mail.
"I know there is enough strength in depth to cover our absence. We saw in the summer that there is so much talent within the England white-ball squads. It was a blessing of the Covid period that we got to see just what people waiting in the wings can do.
"Liam Livingstone confirmed he is a straight swap for Stokes. You don’t have to think about it. He’s a guy who walked out and hit an England record 42-ball hundred against Pakistan."
Archer continued: "The strength of this England team is that everyone works with each other. It’s the best quality it has. Everyone feeds off each other, and there is a culture of playing for your team-mates rather than yourself.
"So although I’m not sure which way they will go in selection, whoever comes in to take the new ball will do well."
Mark Wood believes he can thrive alongside Tymal Mills at the Twenty20 World Cup and plans to cajole the left-armer into a speed gun rivalry akin to the one he had with Jofra Archer.
Wood was spurred on to bowl faster by Archer's presence as England claimed a historic 50-over World Cup title two years ago, coming out on top of the duel by sending down a 95.7mph delivery in the final against New Zealand.
Archer's longstanding elbow issues will preclude his involvement as England go in search of a limited-overs double in the next month but his Sussex team-mate Mills has shown he can easily breach the 90mph barrier.
There has been speculation that the slow pitches in the United Arab Emirates, where England play all their Super 12 games, starting against the West Indies next Saturday, might mean Wood and Mills are battling it out for one spot.
Wood, though, rebuffed the suggestion, insisting they could feature in the same XI together and, if so, he will be egging on his fellow quick to go all out in a pace-off.
"It worked for me and Jofra, so me and T might have to keep it going," Wood said. "He's looking the business at the minute (in the nets) so hopefully he can bring some fire and I'll have to up my game as well.
"Jofra certainly helped me in the 50-over World Cup, and it would have been brilliant to have him. He'll be a huge miss, I think, because the quality that he brings in Twenty20, he can put people on the back foot from ball one.
"It's up to me and T to carry that forward. It's nice that me and Jofra had played together and proved you can have two fast men in the side, not just one. So hopefully me and T can get a game or two together in the competition."
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