Both England and India have won their last T20I recently so both teams will be full of confidence going into this first match of the Series.
T20I – England v India
Venue - Emirates Old Trafford
Time - 5:30 pm
Weather - Dry and Sunny 23-28C
Let’s have a look at the two squads -
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(Captain), Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid , Jake Ball, Chris Jordan.
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.
There is not much between the squads in terms of talent and experience in the T20 format of the game and it will come down to that individual performance that will make the difference.
Head 2 Head – T20I – England v India
All matches - England 6 India 5
Last 5 matches - England 3 India 2
There is not much between the Countries from an historical perspective either, however, in the first match one would probably favour the home team to win.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*
So, here are our cricket betting tips and the match prediction.
Who will win? England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jonny Bairstow (England), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jake Ball (England), Umesh Yadav (India)
Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), MS Dhoni (India)
Team Scores Batting First – England 180+, India 170+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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