The 2nd T20I between India and England will be held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match will be kicked off on 14th March (Sunday) at 19:30 (GMT+6).
Given their supremacy in the Test series against England, India was expected to have an easy time in the T20I series too. However, while their Test squad might be inexperienced, England has a very strong team for the shorter format of the match has to be taken into consideration.
Their strength was on full display in the 1st T20I in Ahmedabad, where they defeated the hosts easily. Jofra Archer and his bowling squad limited India to just 124 runs. The target was always going to be a cakewalk on what appeared to be a batting-friendly track. Firework of Jason Roy made the job easy, and they are heading into this match with a 1-0 lead. It’s time for India to bounce back, because if England wins this match as well, they will be just one step away from winning the series.
It will be extremely hot in Ahmedabad, as it always is. The temperature will stay around 35°C when the match begins, but there will be no rainfall, so we will be able to see a full match.
The pitch is far from ideal for bowling. It provides adequate support for the batsmen, and as Jason Roy and his teammates proved, a score of 160-170 can be comfortably achieved if the batsmen play to their strengths.
Average first innings score: 145 (Considering last six games)
Chasing Teams Records: 4 Wins, 2 Lost, 0 Tied
Probable Playing XIs
Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (w), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (w), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood
India vs England 2nd T20I Dream11:
Rohit Sharma (c), Dawid Malan (vc), KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow, Shreyas Iyer, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid
Winning The Toss
Top Batsman (Runs Scored)
KL Rahul (India), Dawid Malan (England)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)
Washington Sundar (India), Adil Rashid (England)
Rishabh Pant (India), Jos Buttler (England)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting first
India 200+, England 190+
Mark Wood will be an excellent pick for bowling. In the first T20I, he picked up a wicket and conceded 20 runs at an economy rate of just five runs per over. According to our cricket expert’s predictions, India will win this game. Let’s support the team on baji.live!