ENG vs IND 1st T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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India tour of England

ENG vs IND, 1st T20I


After going hammers and tongs at each other in the test series, England and India will be crossing swords in T20 Internationals. The first of the three match series will be played at  Rose Bowl, Southampton on Thursday, July 7. England will be riding high on confidence after emerging victorious in the fifth test match. The dependable duo of Bairstow and Root helped the hosts chase down a mammoth 378 to level the 5 match series at 2-2. India on the other hand would be looking to start with a clean slate and go 1-0 up in the series. 

The visitors would be keen to make an impact in the T20I series, provided there are places up for grabs in the team. Key areas like middle order and openers slot remains a distinct addition while the new lineage of bowlers will look to earn early honours. Batting prowess comprises the likes of Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav who on their day can single handedly change the fate of the match. Skipper Rohit Sharma is also expected to return within the squad. His return could be a huge plus for the men in blue. In the bowling department, the visitors have the experienced pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuveneshwar Kumar. While Kumar will have the onus of bowling with the new ball, Bumrah will shoulder the death bowling responsibility. In the spin bowling attack, India have the services of veteran leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. So, overall this squad possesses teeth in all three fronts. 

England under Brendon McCullum have looked a completely different unit. Filled with aggression and fearlessness, the hosts have not shied away from giving it back to the opposition. They have a formidable batting unit with skipper Jos Butler leading from the front. Many batters in their side have already shown their prowess as a hard hitting batsman during the Ind T20 League. Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy and Dawid Malan will be the key batters to watch out for. In the bowling department, former world T20 champions have a good mix of pace and spin. Tymal Mills, Reece Topley and Chris Jordan will probably be the pacers the hosts will go with. And with Matthew Parkinson as their frontline spinner, the spin bowling department looks a little thin.

Ahead of this fascinating clash, let us have a look at how these sides will fare out in the opening fixture. 

Match Details

Match: ENG vs IND, 1st T20I, India tour of England, 2022

Date: Thursday, July 07, 2022

Time: 10:30 PM

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton 


Pitch Report

 The pitch has traditionally been favourable for batting and the par score on this wicket has been around 160 runs. Last time when England played Sri Lanka, they defended 180 runs on this wicket. They bundled out SL for 80, showing the track has plenty of help for spinners and fast bowlers. The team winning the toss should look to bat first. 


ENG vs IND Squads

ENG: Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Richard Gleeson, Jos Buttler (Captain), Philip Salt, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson, Reece Topley.

IND: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik


ENG vs IND Probable Playing XIs

ENG: Jos Buttler (captain), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Reece Topley, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson.

IND: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.


Match Prediction

Both teams are extremely competitive. While India will try to start the series on a winning note, England will be hoping to continue from where they left in the last game. We predict the visitors to emerge victorious and go 1-0 up in the three match series. 

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