IND vs ENG Fantasy Prediction: India vs England 1st T20I – 12 March (Ahmedabad). Both sides have some T20 superstars in their ranks.
Hosts India will take on England in the 1st T20I match of the five-match T20I series. This series promises to be a blockbuster.
India dominated in the test format, and they would want to continue their run in the shortest format of the game. KL Rahul is expected to partner Rohit at the top, whereas Virat, Pant, and Hardik will manage the middle order. Yuzvendra Chahal has been India’s best wicket-taker in this format, whereas the arrival of Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a big boost for the side.
The England team possesses an outstanding white-ball team, and they have superstars in their ranks. Jos Buttler and Jason Roy are the expected openers, whereas Bairstow, Malan, and Morgan make a formidable middle-order. Ben Stokes & Sam Curran are the lead all-rounders of the side, whereas Archer & Jordan will lead the pace attack. Adil Rashid is the most experienced spinner on this side.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 was 138 runs
Total Games Played: 7; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 2
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
India – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal.
England – Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Five Match T20I Series
Match: India vs England First T20I Match
Date and Time: 12 March, Friday – 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad
Where to Watch: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
Top 4 Batting Order
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer.
Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, and Dawid Malan.
Death Over Specialists
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur
- Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan
IND vs ENG Fantasy Wicket-Keepers
KL Rahul and Jos Buttler will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Rahul has scored 1542 T20I runs at an average of 44.06, whereas he was also the highest run-scorer of IPL 2020. Buttler has scored 1551 T20I runs at a strike-rate of 140.36, whereas he opens in the T20 format. Both of them are classic T20 players.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Batsmen
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be our batsmen from India. Rohit has scored 2773 T20I runs at an average of 32.24, whereas he has also smashed four T20I centuries. Virat has scored 2928 T20I runs at an average of 50.48, whereas he scored 466 runs in IPL 2020. Both of them are superstar players.
Dawid Malan will be our batsman from England. Malan has scored 855 T20I runs at an average of 53.44, whereas his strike-rate has been 149.48. He is the no.1 ranked player in the ICC T20I Batsmen Rankings.
[If England bats first, pick Eoin Morgan/Jason Roy as your 4th batsmen, or else, pick Hardik Pandya]
IND vs ENG Fantasy All-Rounders
Sam Curran will be our all-rounder from England. Curran scalped 13 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas he has scored 186 runs at an average of 23.25. He is a brilliant youngster, and his left-arm seam bowling will be vital for the English side.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Bowlers
From India, the duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal will make it into our team. Bhuvi has scalped 41 T20I wickets at an economy of 7.05, whereas Chahal has 59 T20I scalps under his belt. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan will be our bowlers from England. Archer scalped 20 wickets in IPL 2020 at an economy of 6.55, whereas Jordan has 66 T20I wickets under his belt. Both of them are wicket-takers, and they will bowl in the death overs.
Match Prediction: England are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
KL Rahul and Dawid Malan
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler
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