1ST T20 MATCH PREDICTION
England and India have already completed a gruelling Test Series that began well for the visitors but ended in the hosts’ favour. Now the emphasis turns to the T20 series, which is just as critical as the T20 World Cup, which starts in a few months.
For the series, both teams have named a full-strength lineup. Both five matches will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which will also host the T20 World Cup 2021 Final.
This series will be closely watched around the cricketing world because India and England are two of the strongest contenders.
On March 12th, 2021, India vs England will play their first Twenty20 match at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
In the Indian side, there is a lot of rivalry for spots, and the T20 squad chosen for this series is a prime example of that. Finding the best balance is going to be one of India’s greatest challenges.
Take a peek at the possibilities for opening the batting order. The team includes Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Lokesh Rahul. India must choose between Rahul and Dhawan as Rohit’s partner, as well as whether the remaining player should fill the third spot.
Virat Kohli is presumably the number one choice, but he has the ability to move down one slot.
India’s middle-order options include Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Rishab Pant, and Suryakumar Yadav. While Iyer is the incumbent, any other player on the list is capable of playing for any T20 team in the world.
Then there’s Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, and Axar Patel, who are all-rounders.
We believe India’s top seven will be Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Iyer, Pant, Hardik Pandya, and Axar Patel. This provides India with plenty of depth and firepower at the end of the game, allowing them to raise their totals as well.
In the bowling department, Rahul Chahar is supposed to replace Varun Chakravarthy, while T Natarajan may not be fit enough to play. For the first match, we expect Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and probably Deepak Chahar to be in the starting eleven.
This balance can shift depending on whether or not Hardik Pandya bowls.
India has a great deal of diversity and can carry out a variety of different variations. The pace bowling is the only area where we see a flaw, as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami are unavailable for pick.
When it comes to T20 cricket, England is arguably the most dangerous and versatile side. Following the 2015 World Cup, it restructured its white-ball cricket to focus on its T20 matches, which has paid off handsomely.
It is now attempting to add the T20 World Cup to its list after winning the 50-over World Cup in 2019.
England, like India, has an abundance of and several options for any role. Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler are all in the running for the first place.
With Bairstow and Livingstone in the middle-order, Roy and Buttler can get the first chance. It’s also not out of the question if Jonny Bairstow is left out altogether.
Dawid Malan is the top-ranked T20 batsman in the world, and he has first choice of the number three slot. Is he worthy of making the same effect in India as he has in other parts of the world? We believe he is capable. He has a strong game against spin and is adept at hitting the boundary against fast bowlers.
Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, and Moeen Ali are the other batsmen we want to see in the first game’s playing eleven. This England batting lineup is ferocious and possesses a tremendous amount of strength. In this series, it will surely compete with India.
England is worried about Jofra Archer’s health, and it appears that he will be unavailable for the first few matches. The probable bowlers to launch are Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, and Tom Curran.
England’s abundance of all-rounders gives it a lot of versatility, but we think its spin department is a little underwhelming.