We bring to you the Weather Report, Pitch Report and Head to Head of the 1st T20I between England and India to be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
For a change, the weather in Manchester would be mostly sunny throughout the day. There is no forecast of rain, though it can get partly cloudy at times. The conditions will be windy just like Ireland as the game will be played at some distance from the ocean.
The temperatures would range between 15 to 25 degree Celsius and there are no chances of rain. The average humidity would be around 40% and does not seem to cause any hindrance.
The last game that was played here was the 5th ODI between England and Australia. It was the only game of the series which was a low scoring encounter. The pitch is a little slow and will assist the Indian spinners.
Having said that, it will have runs to offer and the batsmen who try to get their eye in can go big. 170 would be a par score at this pitch.
Head to Head
England and India have played 11 T20Is till now and England has a slight edge as of now. The English have won 6 matches while Indian have managed to win 5 games.
However, the last T20I series that India played, it won the series 2-1. Despite that, England would start as favorites on home turf.
India T20I squad
Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav
England T20I squad
Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan