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IND vs ENG Match Prediction, Who Will Win Today’s 2nd T20I of England Tour of India 2021

IND vs ENG Match Prediction, Who Will Win Today's 2nd T20I of England Tour of India 2021
IND vs ENG Match Prediction, Who Will Win Today's 2nd T20I of England Tour of India 2021

The 2nd T20I of the England Tour of India 2021 will see the clash between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad on Sunday, 14 March 2021. Keep reading to find out the England Tour of India 2021 2nd T20I IND vs ENG Match Prediction.

England might have lost the Test series but the visitors got back to the winning way by claiming a victory in the first T20I. It was the first-ever T20I at the venue and there was a lot of talk about the pitch even before that. Contrary to the Test series where the red soil pitch was in play, the T20Is began with a surface made of black soil.

It wasn’t all that easy to bat on as the Indian batting line-up found out in the first innings. The hosts went in with a plan of being aggressive right from the outset. But the execution wasn’t quite there for that. The batsmen attempted to go after the bowling but didn’t assess the pitch. Indian skipper Virat Kohli admitted after the game that the batsmen were clueless about what to do on that surface.

There were uncertainties even before the game began. A day before the game, Kohli had mentioned that KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma would open the innings. But, at the toss, the skipper announced that Rohit would rest for the first 2 games. As a result, Shikhar Dhawan accompanied Rahul at the start.

Failure of top 3 a big issue

The top 3 fell for just 20 runs which left the middle order too much to do. England troubled the Indian batsmen with sheer pace as run-making was pretty difficult. Shreyas Iyer was the only one who was willing to dig in. He found some support from Rishabh Pant and Hardika Pandya as the hosts labored to 124/7 at the end of 20 overs. Jofra Archer was the star of the evening who bagged 3 wickets.

India needed quick wickets upfront to put in the pressure but the English openers came out all guns blazing. Jason Roy and Jos Buttler added 72 runs for the first wicket before getting out in quick succession. Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow took the team home safely with 27 balls to spare. England has a lead of 1-0 which is pretty handy. However, team India, in recent times, has started slowly in any series, but gradually picked up the pace. So, the intensity in the series is only going to get higher.

Here is our IND vs ENG 2nd T20I Match Prediction

Case 1: If India bats first

First Innings score prediction: India will score 175-185

Result prediction: India will win the match by 5-15 runs

Case 2: If England bats first

First Innings score prediction: England will score 170-180

Result prediction: India will win the match by 5 wickets

India vs England Team News

Indian Team News

Rohit Sharma would miss the next match as well because he has been rested for the first two encounters. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul would continue to open. Also, the hosts have lost just one game and that’s why there may not be any change in the playing XI for the second T20I. The only change that might happen would be bringing in an extra seamer in place of a spinner.

 

Indian Team News
Image Source: BCCI Official Twitter (@BCCI)

England Team News 

England used five pacers and one spinner in the last game. Their strategy of rocking India back with pace worked pretty well. It was nothing but a near-perfect game as most things went on the right path. So, there is absolutely no need to change anything for the second game as once again, we could see a similar strategy from the visitors.

Image Source: England Cricket Official Twitter (@englandcricket)

The present form of teams: India and England Present form

The Men in Blue have lost the first game of the series in recent times. However, they have made great comebacks after the initial loss. England has also been ruthless in its approach. The N0.1 team in the world would strengthen its place at the top while India would also gain with a series win.

IND vs ENG head to head in T20I

Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for IND vs ENG prediction. Which will help us to understand who will win today’s England tour of India 2021 1st T20 prediction or who has higher chances of winning between India vs England.

India vs England Head To Head in T20I
Team Total Match Won Tied No Result
India 15 7 0 0
England 15 8 0 0
Image Source: BCCI Official Twitter (@BCCI)

Pitch Report for IND vs ENG 1st T20I

The pitch in the last game was a tricky one as it had slight grass on it which helped the seamers. However, there could be plenty of runs on offer for the next game. The bowlers would still be in the game if they bend their back.

Weather Forecast for IND vs ENG 1ST T20I

It’s getting hotter day by day in Ahmedabad and so, expect things to heat up even more. It’s been just a couple of days but the temperature is going to increase slightly. A maximum of 38°C is expected on Sunday with a humidity of 18% during the day. The good thing for the game though was that there wasn’t any dew during the evening in the first match which made the contest even between bat and ball.

IND vs ENG Predicted Playing XIs for 1st T20I 

India Predicted Playing XI:

Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

England Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

IND vs ENG Today Match Prediction:

As per recent history, the Men in Blue have made comebacks despite losing the first match. So, expect a fightback from the hosts to level the series on Sunday.

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Written by Shubham Khare

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