The hosts India got defeated by 8 wickets in the first t20. The focus now shifts to the second India vs England t20 to be played on Saturday. Here, we bring to you cricdaddy’s live match prediction for the India vs England 2nd T20 encounter.
India vs England t20 series 2nd match is to be played at the same venue where the opening match of the series was played. The newly renovated and renamed Narendra Modi cricket stadium is all set to host the 2nd India vs England t20 encounter.
The warm temperature with 25-30 degree will be perfect to make the playing conditions suitable for both the teams as well as the crowd. There is almost 0 chance for Rain Gods to interfere in this India vs England t20 series 2nd match. We expect a full match.
The pitch for the 2nd India vs England match is expected to be good for batting and it will also assist fast bowlers. Overall, the team batting first should try to score big as the average score here in the first innings is 190 runs.
Expected playing X1 for India vs England t20 series 2nd match:
Since this was the first match of this India vs England t20 series, there is no point in making changes just after 1 failure. Virat during the toss said that Rohit is being rested for the first 2 matches, so it clearly means that Shikhar Dhawan and Kl Rahul will play the India vs England 2nd t20. For the top order batsmen to perform well under these conditions, they have to manage the weather and the initial storm from fast bowlers, then they can easily capitalize later on with the likes of Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya who can change the course of the innings quickly.
As far as India making any changes in the bowling lineup for the India vs England second t20, they should include T Natarajan in the side given the fact that he bowls good off-cutters and has good death bowling skills. The rest of the bowling lineup looks good. The Indian bowlers should focus on hitting the deck hard along with some variable slower balls in order to surprise the England batsmen. Although Virat Kolhi has not performed good throughout the India vs England series, we feel Virat Kohli is too good a player to be dropped from the team at this given point of time. He just needs to take his time initially while battings, rest we all know how Virat Kohli can change gears.
As for England’s approach in the next game, they should be looking to continue this momentum which they have got. English team is very dangerous in the T20 format. They need to focus one game at a time.
Key players for both the teams:
Cricdaddy’s live match prediction: England vs India t20 2nd match promises to be an exciting encounter. India would look to step up their game and bounce back in the series whereas England would like to continue their winning streak in the next match. England winning the first match comprehensively would make them favourites for the India vs England 2nd T20.