The 1st T20I of the England Tour of India 2021 will see the clash between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad on Friday, 12 March 2021. Keep reading to find out the England Tour of India 2021 1st T20I IND vs ENG Match Prediction.
When the Englishmen landed on the Indian shore, they faced a tough challenge of the longest format upfront. The Indian national cricket team had just returned from a historic victory down under. The hosts were the clear favorites for the Test series. But the visitors stunned everyone by winning the first Test in Chennai quite comprehensively.
However, that turned out to be their only moment of joy on the tour so far. The Indian national cricket team made a grand comeback and won the remaining 3 games to clinch the series and also, secured a place in the World Test Championship knocking the opponents out of the race.
Yet, there is plenty remaining on the tour. The two teams would engage in 5 T20Is which would all take place in Ahmedabad, followed by 3 ODIs in Pune. England, under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan, has done extremely well in white-ball cricket. India too hasn’t done badly. So, the competition in this leg is going to be fierce.
The shortest format of the game holds high importance as the T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held this year. Hence, the two teams would look to make as much use of this series as possible. For England, it’s a great chance to test their players in these conditions as the World Cup would be held in India later this year.
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: England will win the match by 6 wickets
Case 2: If England bats first
First Innings score prediction: England will score 180-190
Result prediction: India will win the match by 6 wickets
India vs England Team News
Indian Team News
Jasprit Bumrah isn’t a part of the squad as he has taken time off for his wedding as per reports. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back in the side and he would be the leader of the attack. Due to the impressive performances in the IPL, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have earned their places in the squad. But it would be interesting to see if they find a place in the starting XI as Rishabh Pant has also returned to the limited-overs team.
England Team News
The No.1 T20I team in the world will have the services of Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali back who had flown to England midway through the Test series as per England’s rotation policy. The squad looks pretty strong as the likes of Jason Roy, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid would only add to the strength.
The present form of teams: India and England Present form
Both teams have done pretty well in the shortest format of the game in recent times. India had won the last series against Australia away from home by a margin of 2-1. England, on the other hand, had whitewashed South Africa 3-0 in their own backyard. The visitors are the top-ranked team in the format currently while the hosts aren’t too far behind in second place.
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.
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Pitch Report for IND vs ENG 1st T20I
There has been plenty of talk of late about the surfaces in the new ground in Ahmedabad. The pitches in the Test series offered turn that made lives difficult for the batsmen and also sparked the usual debate in the cricketing fraternity. But now the pitch should be a lot different. Also, the batsmen should breathe easier as the deck is expected to yield a lot of runs.
Weather Forecast for IND vs ENG 1ST T20I
It’s summer time in India and the temperatures can go very high in this part of the country. It would reach as high as 37°C during the day. However, the evening is expected to be a lot cooler with the dew also playing its part under the floodlights.
IND vs ENG Predicted Playing XIs for 1st T20I
India Predicted Playing XI:
England Predicted Playing XI:
Who will win today match IND vs ENG Prediction
IND vs ENG Today Match Prediction: At the start of a new series, usually the teams prefer to chase to assess the pitch and the conditions. Also, if the dew appears at the venue, chasing gets much easier than setting a target. Therefore, the team batting second would hold the advantage.
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