ENG vs IND Prediction: After a monumental Test match win in Edgbaston, England are all poised to make an impression in the T20I series. On the flip side, India will be determined to continue their impressive run in the T20I contest having beaten Ireland 2-0 and drew 2-2 against South Africa. Both teams with spring in the step will be looking to make an start on a winning note.
The Indian team will recently won the two-match T20I series against Ireland and have won their last four international T20 matches. England have been going good in the recent times and with Jos Buttler in great form they will be determined to start on a positive note in the T20 series.
Match: ENG vs IND – 1st T20I
Date and Time: Thursday, July 7, 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Ageas Bowl in Southampton
Live Streaming: Sony Six and Sony Liv App
Injury Update –
There are no fresh injury updates in both the camps ahead of the first T20I, but Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah remain unavailable.
ENG Playing XI –
Jos Buttler (captain), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Reece Topley, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson.
IND Playing XI –
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.
Pitch Report –
The pitch has historically been a 150-160 runs. Looking at the previous matches and the WTC final, spinners have enjoyed the conditions and with no sign of rain, there should not be much change in the nature of the pitch.
Form Guide –
Head to head –
Match Prediction –
The contest will be hard to call, but judging on history and and form England will be favourites to clinch the contest.
Appointed as the new skipper of the side, Jos Buttler has been in great form for England in the recent times. Scoring a quick fire hundred against the Netherlands in a ODI match has seen his stocks increase by a big time. Buttler’s numbers make a good reading and makes him a top fantasy pick.
Jos Buttler in T20Is-
Jos Buttler in last 5 matches
|Lancashire vs WORCS||42||Worcester|
|England vs Netherlands||86*||Amstelveen|
|England vs Netherlands||—||Amstelveen|
|England vs Netherlands||162*||Amstelveen|
|Royals vs Titans||39||Ahmedabad|
Jason Roy was another player who was in rich vein of form for the English side in the Netherlands. A hundred and a fifty against the Netherlands followed a domestic fifty against Kent makes Jason a good option to have.
Jason Roy in T20Is-
Jason Roy in last 5 matches
|Surrey vs Ken||58||The Oval|
|Surrey vs Essex||4||Chelmsford|
|England vs Netherlands||101*||Amstelveen|
|England vs Netherlands||73||Amstelveen|
|England vs Netherlands||1||Amstelveen|
Another player who has been in rich form of late for the country, Dawid Malan can be one of the best fantasy picks going into the match. His overall ability to smash the ball coupled with his ability to play the spin makes him a good option in the fantasy team.
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Dawid Malan in T20Is-
Dawid Malan in last 5 matches
|Yorkshire vs Leics||19||Leicester|
|Yorkshire vs Bears||6||Leeds|
|England vs Netherlands||0||Amstelveen|
|England vs Netherlands||36*||Amstelveen|
|England vs Netherlands||125||Amstelveen|
A century against Nadal followed by a fifty against Derbyshire, Deepak Nadal will be a player with top fantasy marks. Deepak Hooda offers the option of fielding and bowling which again contributes to him being in the fantasy team.
Deepak Hooda in T20Is-
Deepak Hooda in last 5 matches
|India vs Derbyshire||59||Derby|
|India vs Ireland||104||Dublin (Malahide)|
|India vs Ireland||47*||Dublin (Malahide)|
|Super Giants vs RCB||45||Kolkata|
|Super Giants vs KKR||—||DY Patil|
Alongside Hooda, Sanju Samson is another player who has excelled on another the international stage. Samson’s numbers in the IPL and on the international stage make him a player must have in the fantasy team and will keep the gloves as well.
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Sanju Samson in T20Is-
Sanju Samson in last 5 matches
|India vs Northants||0||Northampton|
|India vs Derbyshire||38||Derby|
|India vs Ireland||77||Dublin (Malahide)|
|Royals vs Titans||14||Ahmedabad|
|Royals vs RCB||23||Ahmedabad|
Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up 75 wickets in the T20Is and was named ‘Player of the Tournament’ against Ireland for his performance. As a fantasy player pick, Chahal can hardly disappoint with his spin ability. Chahal is backed by his reward of the Purple Cap in the IPL.
Yuzvendra Chahal in T20Is-
|Matches||Wickets||Best||4 Wickets||5 Wickets|
Yuzvendra Chahal in last 5 matches
|India vs Northants||2/25||Northampton|
|India vs Ireland||1/11||Dublin (Malahide)|
|India vs South Africa||—||Bengaluru|
|India vs South Africa||2/21||Rajkot|
|India vs South Africa||3/20||Visakhapatnam|
Best Captain Choice – Jos Buttler
Best Vice-Captain Choice – Deepak Hooda
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