India vs England: 2nd T20I, March 14, England Tour of India Match Prediction

India vs England 2nd T20I, March 14, England Tour of India Match Prediction
10.03.2021,12:03 125 0

Match Preview and Odds

HEAD-TO-HEAD

LAST 5 MATCHES

India won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) – 08-Jul-2018

England won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining) – 06-Jul-2018

India won by 8 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) – 03-Jul-2018

India won by 75 runs – 01-Feb-2017

India won by 5 runs – 29-Jan-2017

As the above table shows, India vs England head-to-head in the last five T20Is is 4-1 in favour of India. The last T20I between the two sides was held in Bristol on July 8, 2018.

In that game, India won the toss and elected to field. England piled 198/9 thanks to useful contributions from the top three, Jason Roy (67 off 31 balls), Jos Buttler (34 off 21) and Alex Hales (30 off 24). For the Indians, Hardik Pandya was the star among the bowlers with 4/38 in 4 overs. Leggie Yuzvendra Chahal returned relatively economical figures of 0/30 in his 4 overs.

The Indians managed to chase the huge total rather comfortably, reaching the target in 18.4 overs and losing just 3 wickets. Opener Rohit Sharma led the chase admirably, cracking 100 not out off 56 balls with 11 fours and 5 sixes. He was supported well by skipper Virat Kohli (43 off 29 with 2 fours and 2 sixes) and Hardik Pandya (33 off 14 with 4 fours and 2 sixes).

Ben Stokes was the best bowler for England giving away just 11 runs in the two overs he bowled. The rest of the bowlers were plundered for a lot of runs. Rohit Sharma was declared the Player of the Match for his brilliant ton.

Match Predictions

We expect the 2nd T20I during the England tour of India 2021 to be a close encounter. Our India vs England T20I prediction favours an Indian victory given the previous results achieved in the tour matches and the fact that India has won 4 of the last 5 T20Is between the sides.

Players to Watch Out For 

The Indian batting challenge will be headed by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Virat has featured in 85 T20Is so far, cracking 2,928 runs at a 50.48 average and a 138.43 strike rate with 25 fifties. Virat’s highest T20I score is 94 not out.

Rohit Sharma has starred in 108 T20Is to date, smashing 2,773 runs at a 32.62 average and a 138.78 strike rate with 4 tons and 21 fifties. Rohit’s highest T20I score is 118.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal are expected to lead the Indian bowling attack.

For England, the main batters will be skipper Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy and Ben Stokes. The key bowlers for the Poms will be Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid.

Summary

Our England vs India match prediction for the 2nd T20I favours an Indian victory based on the latest results and form of the two teams.

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