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India v England – 1st T20I Betting Preview

India v England – 1st T20I Betting Preview. Focus shifts to the shortest format of the game with an eye on the World Cup later this year.

Cricket Betting Tips

Both teams now shift their focus to the shortest form of the game, with an eye on this year’s T20 World Cup which will be held in India later this year. They have both named formidable squads for the five-match series with all five games to be played at the newly built Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

India Team News

Shikar Dhawan is unlikely to feature in the first few matches with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma being preferred ahead of him. Axar Patel, who was one of the standout players in the recently concluded test series will come in for the injured Jadeja with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal expected to lead the spin-bowling attack.

Mystery spinner Vuran Chakravarthy failed yet another fitness test with T Natarajan in a race against time to recover from his shoulder injury. They will have three new faces in their T20I squad in the form of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will make a comeback into the T20I squad after a superb performance in the test matches.

India Probable XI and Key Players

Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Pital, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

Key Players

Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul
Yuzvendra Chahal

Suggested Bet: Rohit Sharma to be India’s top batsman at 4.00

Suggested Bet: Yuzvendra Chahal to be India’s top bowler at 3.50

England Team News

England are looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat in the recent test series. They have also named a formidable squad and will be looking to build some momentum heading into the T20 World Cup later this year

Players like Jos Butler, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow come into this series well rested and raring to go after they were allowed to go home during the test series. They do not have any fresh injury worries heading into the game on Friday which will make selection easier for Chris Silverwood

The 16-man squad also includes the likes of Sam Billlings, Liam Livingston and Reece Topley who’ll be hoping to get an opportunity to showcase their talent in the 5-match series

England Probable XI and Key Players

Eoin Morgan(C), Jason Roy, Jos Butler, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid

Key Players

Dawid Malan
Ben Stokes
Adil Rashid

Suggested Bet: Dawid Malan to be England’s top batsman at 4.35

Suggested Bet: Adil Rashid to be England’s top bowler at 3.75

Match Prediction

Suggested Bet: England to win the match at 2.15

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