The India and England team will lock horns in the Warmup match of T20 World Cup 2021. The Indian team are definitely the contenders for winning the 2021 T20 World Cup due to their fine combinations and strengths in the T20 format. One another advantage for the team will be, that they are coming into this tournament after playing Indian Premier League in the same grounds and will know the exact picth behaviour and ground dimensions.
While there were many players of the England national team who featured in this year’s IPL. Those players were Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy, and Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, and Chris Jordan and will play a vital role for the team in the T20 World Cup.
India and England, both are a favourites to win this world cup. India will win this game, as everyone is coming off a great IPL, and everybody had a good time on the field in the second half of the season. They have had a lot of games, before this big tournament starts so, they will have a edge over the England’s team. India will have a good test of who they can go with in the starting XI, with this game, as there are a lot of options for the same. Bowling is excellent with Shardul Thakur being brought in the squad.
The betting odds on Betway suggests that the England team may have a higher chance of winning this fixture against the Indian team. The odds are at 1.72:2.04 in favour of England. But, the Indian team has been solid in their performances in the limited overs format and the most of the players are in good form and would look to continue the same momentum. The bowlers will certainly have a critical role to play for both team, and changeups in pace and variations are expected to do the trick.
The Indian team is likely to open with Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma. While Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will follow them to provide stability. At no. 4 will be the wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant. Then, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja would look to finish well for the team. The bowlers will be Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami.
The openers for the England team will be Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. Then No. 1 T20I batsman Dawid Malan has been impressive in the no. 3 position. At no. 4 and no. 5 will be Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler. Then Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali will look to provide a fine finish to the innings. The all rounder David Willey will be the all rounder. While the bowlers will be Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, and Mark Wood.
1. Ishan Kishan
2. Rohit Sharma
3. KL Rahul
4. Virat Kohli (c)
5. Rishabh Pant (wk)
6. Hardik Pandya
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Mohammed Shami/Shardul Thakur
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Varun Chakravarthy
Rahul has been exquisite with his stroke play and run scoring across all the formats. He is coming into the T20 World Cup after an impressive performance in the IPL 2021. In T20Is, he has scored 1557 runs at an average of 40.
Bumrah has been one of the finest bowlers in the T20 cricket for the past few years. Apart from the yorkers, he has variations like off cutter and slower bowlers to trick the batters in giving away their wickets. In 50 T20Is, he has picked 59 wickets.
1. Jonny Bairstow
2. Jason Roy
3. Dawid Malan
4. Eoin Morgan (c)
5. Jos Buttler (wk)
6. Liam Livingstone
7. Moeen Ali
8. David Willey
9. Adil Rashid
10. Chris Jordan
11. Mark Wood
The top order will be critical to give a good start to the team and can be trusted due to his fine track record. He has an ability to time the ball well and can play big shots to acclerate the run rate.
The fast bowler has been quite impressive in the limited overs format and could take wickets with his accuracy and pace. In 17 T20Is, he has scalped 26 wickets.
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