India vs England, 1st T20 Match Prediction 12 Mar 2021

India vs England 2021

India vs England, 1st T20 Match Prediction


Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India


6.20 124/7 in 20.0
8.39 130/2 in 15.3


6.20 124/7 in 20.0
8.39 130/2 in 15.3 Cricbettingbuzz
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - England won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz England beat India by 8 wickets

India vs England cricket betting odds

IND 1.86
ENG 1.86

IND vs ENG Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Host India aim to continue their winning momentum in T20I series.

  • Last year, England completed a clean sweep over South Africa in the T20I series.
  • Dawid Malan has been standout player for England in the T20 format.
  • Last year, India registered a T20I series win in Australia.

Expect India to register a comfortable win over England and take 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.

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Match Preview

Host India will be looking to maintain their dominance in home conditions when they take on England in the opening game of the T20I series at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Uncapped trio of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia have been named in the T20I squad for the series. The return of players like Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Lokesh Rahul will strengthen the overall squad for the series.

Coming into this series, India has managed to win five T20I series on the bounce and will be looking to continue their impressive streak against England.

On the other hand, Liam Livingstone has earned his call-up to the national side for the upcoming five-match Test series. Captain Eoin Morgan will be hoping that the side can put up a strong fight against India.


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Teams Preview


The team management will look at the pitch conditions and select the best playing combination for the opening fixture. Given England vulnerability against the spinners, the home side might include likes of Axar Patel, Washington Sundar for this game.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the experienced opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to get the side off to good starts.

The likes of Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and Lokesh Rahul will make up the middle-order for India. Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant will be slotted into the playing XI after his outstanding in the four match Test series against England.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal to make crucial breakthroughs.

India Actual Playing XI:

YS Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, SN Thakur, Axar Patel

India Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli (captain), Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya/Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal.


Last year, England registered a 3-0 whitewash over South Africa in a three-match series played in South Africa. The visitors will be looking to deliver a strong show in this opening encounter.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Jason Roy, Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

The likes of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will be given the task of delivering quick runs in the final stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood to make crucial breakthroughs.

England Actual Playing XI:

Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan

England Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Stokes 55 121 6 2 45.45
D Lawrence 46 74 8 0 62.16
O Pope 29 87 2 0 33.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Of India vs England 2021

England Predicted Playing XI

Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0 mm. 3.39 k/h From: NNW 0%
03h 23 0 mm. 2.33 k/h From: NNW 0%
06h 30 0 mm. 1.26 k/h From: NNW 6%
09h 35 0 mm. 3.8 k/h From: W 5%
12h 35 0 mm. 6.02 k/h From: WNW 2%
15h 29 0 mm. 3.68 k/h From: NNW 0%
18h 25 0 mm. 1.31 k/h From: NW 0%
21h 24 0 mm. 3.01 k/h From: NW 0%

With sunny weather expected for Friday’s game, the surface prepared will be full of runs for the batting units.  Spinners might get some help off the surface.

Venue Details

Narendra Modi Cricket in Ahmedabad will host the series opener between India and England.

In 2012, India registered a close win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the only T20I game played at this venue.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a big score on the board. Average first innings in a T20 game at Ahmedabad is around 180 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on recent performances, India will be slight favorites to win the opening game against England as they are playing in their home conditions. With likes of Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel showing excellent form in the Test series, the side will be hoping to deliver more of the same in the 20-over format.

Expect India to register a comfortable win over England and take 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.

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