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India vs England – 3rd T20I

India vs England – 3rd T20I

Match: India vs England

Date: 16 March 2021

Place (venue): Narendra Modi Stadium

Tournament: England tour of India

Format: Twenty20

Caption: Will India defeat England in the third T20I?

Key Stats:

  • India and England both have played 14 matches against each other, out of which both teams have won 7 matches each.
  • Currently, England’s middle-order batsman David Malan is number 1 in T20 player’s rankings, while India’s KL Rahul is placed 3rd on the same list.
  • Out of the last 5 encounters, the Indian side has won 4 matches, while England have won just 1 match.

Match Preview

This is the 3rd match  between India and England of the T20I series scheduled to take place at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmadabad. This ground has also hosted the first two T20Is of the same series. Both teams have shown their skills in the first 2 T20Is and will be looking forward to fixing their squads for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Currently, England tops the ICC T20 rankings and have shown some superb performances so far while India is placed second on the same list. Hence, it will be a treat for cricket fans to watch a thrilling match between these top teams.

India Preview

The Indian side is looking strong in this series as they have performed superbly in the first 2 T20Is of the series. India’s opening pair is in good form and will be the key pair in this third T20I on Tuesday

KL Rahul has scored 404 runs in his last 10 T20Is games before this series. In the middle order, skipper Virat Kohli should be back in form despite struggling in the Test series against England. To help him, India have many options in the middle order as Suyakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer are looking good.

Yuzvendra Chahal will lead the bowling attack at a spin-friendly venue. Also, India’s fast bowling squad seems to have the momentum despite Jasprit Bumrah not being in the squad. Shardul Thakur has performed well so far in the limited overs format and has taken 15 wickets in his last 9 matches. Overall, the Indian side is looking good in all fields and they will be looking forward to winning the third game of the series against England on Tuesday.

Here are the top batsmen and bowlers for India.

Key players for India: 

Name (Batsman) Matches Runs Average
KL Rahul 10 404 44.89
Virat Kohli 9 295 36.88


Name (Bowler) Matches Wickets Economy
Shardul Thakur 9 15 9.06
Navdeep Saini 4 7 6.19

India Probable Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya/ Washington Sundar, Rishabh Pant (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.

Team England Preview

England’s side is currently leading the ICC T20 rankings. T20I top-ranked batsman Dawid Malan is in good form. Malan has scored 397 runs at an average of 49.63 in his last 10 matches. Captain Eon Morgan handled the pressure very well in the first two games and also helped the team to settle in the middle order along with Ben Stokes.

All-rounder Ben Stokes has been playing superbly in the past few years and will be a key player for England. In the bowling department, Adil Rashid and Chris Jorden have handled the side along with the team’s leading pacer and wicket-taking bowler, Jofra Archer. Adil Rashid has taken 11 wickets in his last 10 games, while Chris Jordan has taken 8 from his 9 games. Overall England’s squad is looking perfect in this format. The only thing is that they have to execute their plans perfectly in the 3rd match of the series.

Here are the top batsmen and bowlers for England.

Top players for England:

Name (Batsman) Matches Runs Average
Dawid Malan 10 397 49.63
Jos Buttler 6 274 68.50


Name (Bowler) Matches Wickets Economy
Adil Rashid 10 11 7.40
Chris Jordan 9 8 9.31

England Probable Playing XI

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.


The venue for this match is Narendra Modi Cricket Ground which is the largest cricket ground in the world. This picturesque stadium is situated on the bank of the Sabarmati river and has a capacity of 132,000 spectators.

Toss Info

The ground offers an advantage to bowlers in the second innings. The pitch is easy while defending the target, but after the ground’s renovation, this is only the third game that will be played here on Tuesday. It will be good for the team to win the toss and choose to bat first on this ground.

Pitch and Weather Report

The weather will be nice on Tuesday and there is a 0% chance of precipitation. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the range of 40°C-22°C respectively.

Our Prediction

With a perfect top- and middle-order batting lineup, the Indian side has a better batting department which will help them to put runs on the board. The Indian side is also looking good in the spinning department compared to England’s spin attack and also has a home advantage which will help them to play without any pressure. On the other hand, England’s lower middle order has struggled in this type of format which might help India to claim a win over them.

We predict that India will defeat England.

Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.

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