The T20I Series decider is on Sunday, at the Brightside Ground Bristol, for England and India.
Let’s take a look at the results and top performers of the first two matches and then make our cricket betting tips and match predictions.
England: England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid , Jake Ball
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.
India beat England by 8 wickets in 1st T20I of the Series
England 159-8 (Jos Buttler 69, Jason Roy 30, David Willey 29*; Kuldeep Yadav 5-24, Umesh Yadav 2-21)
India 163-2 (KL Rahul 101*, Rohit Sharma 32, Virat Kohli 20*)
Result India won by 8 wickets
England beat India by 5 wickets in 2nd T20I to go 1-1 in Series
India 148-5 (20 overs): Virat Kohli 47 , Liam Plunkett 1-17
England 149-5 (19.4 overs): Alex Hales 58* , Jonny Bairstow 28
Result England won by 5 wickets
Alex Hales hit England to a 5 wicket win chasing India’s 148-5. England at one stage were 44-3 but needing 12 from the final over, Hales hit 10 and Willey 4 to bring England home and level the Series 1-1.
Earlier England had scored a below par 148-5 due to some great England bowling, particularly from Liam Plunkett.
The Series decider is on Sunday at the Brightside Ground Bristol.
As predicted at the beginning of the series, there is not much between the two sides and it is the one or two individual performances that will make the difference in this T20 match. So who is going to ‘fire’ in the deciding match? What are the Stats Head2Head?
Head 2 Head – T20I – England v India
All matches - England 7 India 6
Last 6 matches - England 3 India 3
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*
So, here are our cricket betting tips and the match prediction.
Who will win? After the first two games, on balance, I fancy England to win the decider. Both sides seem to like chasing the runs rather than posting a total, so it could be decided on the toss. Watch out for who wins the toss and what they decide to do.
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jos Buttler (England), Virat Kohli (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – David Willey (England), Kuldeep Yadav (India)
Most Sixes – Alex Hales (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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