After the bizarre end to the test series, now the boys from India and England look forward to playing the much-awaited India vs England T20 series. The T20I series kicks off from the 12th of March 2021 and will span across 5 T20Is. With India’s who are in 3rd spot in the ICC Men’s T20I rankings have a blazing form and they look all set to challenge England who is on top of the table of ICC Men’s T20I rankings.
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Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Due to the onset of summer, temperatures in Ahmedabad are pretty high ranging from 27°C-32°C. The dryness is quite problematic for the players and would heavily affect the pitch conditions too. It is not very humid with it ranging from 25%-29%. Chances of rain at this time of the year are very rare but moderate winds would be flowing helping the turn of the ball. Cricdaddy’s live match prediction would bring in more news on match day.
Pitch condition was pretty much explained while the teams played in India vs England test series. The dryness and winds made it hard for the topsoil of the pitch to remain in place. The dust made it nearly impossible for batsmen to judge the spin and bounce of the ball. Overall, the pitch is a spinner-friendly one giving maximum opportunity to them. More on it at Cricdaddy’s live match prediction.
India vs England T20 Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Washington Sundar, KL Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Coach: Ravi Shastri
India vs England T20 Squad: Eoin Morgan (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings (wk), Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Jake Ball, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Matt Parkinson, Reece Topley, Tom Curran
Coach: Chris Silverwood
India has included several new players into the squad by checking their performances in last years’ IPL. They are spoilt for choice and have multiple player combinations to go for. The biggest positive for India is their middle-order, which looks sorted with experienced players like Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan holding the baton. They have various opening combinations to try if one fails. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are the combinations that India can try.
Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Eng match prediction suggests that they go for the experienced Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan as the opening stand and demote KL Rahul down the order to have a deep batting lineup. But facing the number 1 T20I side is quite a challenge and it would be felt in the India vs England T20 series. Spinners like Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal will get an immense advantage due to the pitch conditions in Ahmedabad.
On the other hand, England will be looking forward to enforcing their spin attack including bowlers like Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali. Pacers like T Natarajan, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur from India and Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes from England will also have an advantage with the swing and bounce and is a must lookout in India vs England live matches.
Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Eng match prediction points towards an India win in the first T20I since they play on their home soil and would also aim this as a good practice and team depth test for the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup later this year. The humiliating loss in the test series would keep England thinking and they are expected to start on a high note in this India vs England first T20I having top players in their side.
Key Players: India
Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan
Key Players: England
Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali
Fans are particularly excited for this India vs England live match since the stadium would have an increased amount of fan attendance to watch the live-action this time.