Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: India vs England 2021 - 2nd T20I
The 2nd T20I of the five-match series between England and India will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad in India.
As the Indian batting collapsed in a bid to go hard from the beginning in the 1st T20I, Shreyas Iyer was the only saving grace for the hosts. He scored 67 runs off 48 deliveries with the help of 8 fours and one six, batting at a strike rate of close to 140 .
Each of Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant and Iyer were then dismissed at the wrong time in the Indian batting innings as they could never accelerate. All the bowlers used by Eoin Morgan did well, with the exception of Sam Curran.
Archer was brilliant in the series opener and picked up three wickets while conceding just 23 runs from his 4 overs to bag the Man of the Match award. Mark Wood could pick up only one wicket, that off Shikhar Dhawan, but was very economical.
India are not expected to shed their proactive approach completely though, after a failure in the first T20I. They can certainly be a lot more sensible about it and can take a couple of overs to assess the pitch before going hard in case the ball does not come on to the bat well enough.
In terms of team combinations, England can look towards Moeen Ali to replace Sam Curran.
India are likely to extend Rohit Sharma's rest in this match as well. They can bring in Deepak Chahar or Navdeep Saini in place of Shardul Thakur and Rahul Tewatia in place of Axar Patel.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
India - KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel/Rahul Tewatia, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
England - Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - India
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dawid Malan (England), KL Rahul (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adil Rashid (England), Washington Sundar (India)
Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), Rishabh Pant (India)
Man of the Match – KL Rahul
Team Scores Batting first – England 190+, India 200+
Match Handicap India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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