Ind Vs Eng T20I 2021

Ind vs Eng – 1st T20I Full Preview With Match Prediction

The action seems to be grilling hot as India takes on England in a five-match T20I Series starting this Friday, March 12. All five T20I matches will take place at Ahmedabad’s classic Motera Stadium.

India secured their slab for the finals of the world test championship conquering the test series by a margin of 3-1. 

Rahul Tewatia, Suryakumar & Varun Chakravarthy are some of the lads who received a call up for the T20I squad. Although, the two are unlikely to feature this time due to some fitness issue. Even T Natrajan (Left Arm Pacer) is also likely to miss out on the series due to an injury in the shoulder. 

England will field a full-strength side in the limited-overs fixtures after some broad rotation during the test series after mixed opinions from players & experts. Well, both the teams have tasted great success in the white-ball cricket series, which depicts that the coming one will be a hell of a great one.

Match Specifics

  • Date: March 12, 2021 | Friday
  • Time: 7 PM (IST), 1:30 PM (GMT)
  • Stadium: Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad

Weather Prediction Report

Ahmedabad is currently having a hot temperature, which can cause a usual temp of 35 degrees Celcius on the day of the match. Also, no rain interruptions are expected cause throughout the game.

Pitch Report 

The pitch at Motera is friendly for Batsmen offering alongside strong assistance to spinners. With less humidity in the atmosphere, the toss-winning team would prefer to bat first.

Team Prediction


Team India
  • Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul are more likely expected to open the batting for India.
  • Rahul is India’s highest-ranked T20I batsman in the ICC Rankings. Although, his impeccable performance in white-ball cricket has been overlooked by the selectors.
  • Rishabh Pant’s applaudable performance in the past few matches could bring him up into the playing XI.
  • Hardik Pandya should stand for the team as the third pacer adjacent to Deepak Chahar & Shardul Thakur.
  • Axar Patel, Washington Sundar & Yuzi should spin the balls for India in the coming series.

India’s Lineup: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur / Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 


With Jos Butler & Jason Roy opening the Batting lineup for England, the entire team of rivals is expected to set a strong field in this series against India.

Jonny Bairstow’s poor performance in the Test series might get him replaced by Sam Billings in this series. Whereas, David Malan – Eng’s No: 1 Ranked Batsman is expected to bat after the 2nd down. 

Sam Curran, Chris Jordan & Jofra Archer are expected to be the main pacers for England, with Ben Stokes offering an additional option. Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid to be in the place of official spinners. 

England’s Lineup: Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, & Jofra Archer.

Match Prediction

England is looking to have retribution by capitalizing on India’s inexperienced bowlers. 

Prediction – England to win

Streaming Details

TV Streaming: Star Sports Network

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