The much anticipated T20I series between India and England will begin tomorrow at Ahmedabad. Ahead of the first T20I between India and England we bring you all the fantasy tips, Predicted XI, top fantasy picks and much more.
Match Timings: 7 PM IST
Venue: Motera, Ahmedabad
The focus now shifts to T20I cricket as both India and England begin their preparation for the T20 world cup. The hosts India are expected to give chances to new players against a full-strength England side. On the other hand, England is ranked the number 1 T20I and will be striving to make a statement and win the series.
Head To Head
Overall- 14 matches
England won- 7
India won- 7
Absolutely no chance of any rain and fans will see an exciting contest without any interruption throughout the 40 overs.
Unlike the Test series expect the Ahmedabad pitch is expected to have a lot of runs which is ideal for T20 cricket.
Injury and Availability News
No injury concerns for India ahead of the first T20I. However England’s prime fast bowler Jofra Archer is doubtful for the match due to his elbow injury.
India vs England- Fantasy Tips
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli ©, Shreyas Iyer/ Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Johnny Bairstow/ Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer/ Mark Wood
India vs England – Top Fantasy Picks
Rohit Sharma: The star Indian opener was the best batsman during the Test series and he is again expected to score big in the T20I series. Rohit is a must in your fantasy squad as once he is set he ultimately scores big which will help you earn a lot of fantasy points.
Hardik Pandya: The destructive Hardik Pandya is expected to play as a specialist all-rounder in the series against England. Hence an all-rounder of the class of Pandya in your side should be a no brainer as he will fetch you points both with the bat as well as the ball.
Jos Buttler: When we talk about England’s T20I side you just can’t ignore Jos Buttler. He will be playing as an opener which means he will face the majority of the deliveries which is why he should be one of the first picks in your fantasy squad.
Sam Curran: Talking about fantasy tips, England all-rounder Sam Curran should be on your side as he always likes playing against India. Curran has the knack of scoring runs down the order and also has the reputation of picking big wickets of the opposition which makes him a perfect T20 all-rounder.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain: Jos Buttler
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler
Batsmen –Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Dawid Malan
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Adil Rashid, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Dream 11 Team
Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan (ENG), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar