What a nail biting finish did we see in the last ODI despite India was on losing side. The three lions are finally on the board and that’s good news for the T20 series ahead. Now with the ODI series dusted it’s time for the shortest format of the game to take centre stage. Both the teams travel to Kanpur to lay play the first of three T20 Internationals. The 1st T20I match between India vs England is scheduled to take place on 26 January 2017 at Green Park. Here is the India vs England 1st T20 prediction, preview and squad.
The 3rd ODI was blockbuster stuff till the very end. Kedar Jadhav nearly pulled off a miracle. His 6 and a 4 on the first two deliveries of the last over instilled a hope of an unlikely Indian win but that was not to be. now both teams gearing up for the T20 series.
The tenor on both the sides would be pretty good. The visitors will take heart from their valiant efforts in the ODI’s. Their batting in all the 3 matches was brilliant. Every batsman chipped in and made crucial contributions. Ben Stokes and Jason Roy especially stood out for their consistency and hard hitting which propelled England to scores of more than 300 in each of the 3 matches.
Even Bairstow and Sam Billings who got an off match made an immediate impact.But Buttler would be feeling missed out.He hasn’t quite set the stage on fire.Expect some fireworks from him in the coming matches.
The bowling would be cause for concern for both the teams. They have leaked runs like a hose pipe, even in Kolkata where there was something for the bowlers, none of the bowlers could make a serious impact. They have been catered ruthlessly by the batsmen all over the ground.
They surely need to pull up their socks.The depth bowling will be cause for concern for Eoin Morgan who has lack of options at the depth. Kohli however would feel that Bhuvi and Bumrah are doing quite well at the depth keeping the English batsmen at bay.
But the biggest find for India would be Kedar Jadhav. He has matured and that has reflected on his batting. He was rightly adjudged Man Of the Series for his par excellence batting.India might well have found a new finisher. Also Pandya did well both with the bat and ball.
His 3 wickets were crucial in the last match and so was his partnership with Jadhav.He seems to be a genuine all-rounder in the making. Kohli would be hoping that his openers hit the strap sooner than later. Even Rahane failed in the last match. As far as the match is concerned, expect this to be a run fest with the bowlers getting annihilated.
India vs England 1st T20 Prediction
India to win this match
India T20I Squad: Lokesh Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool,
England T20I squad: Moeen Ali, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Jonny Bairstow,