India is on the tour of England for three T20s and the same ODI matches. A couple of warm up matches were played earlier by Team India where they won against Northamptonshire while losing against England XI. India is playing with full force against England and this series is going to be very interesting. England had a decent record against India while playing against India in the home conditions. Will they repeat that history in this series? Time will tell us. Remember that the squad of team India will remain the same as it was against Ireland but from the second match, they will change the squad. Our reports of today’s prediction confirm that England is going to win this match.
England had appointed Jose Buttler as the new captain as Eoin Morgan had retired from international cricket. Butler had been good in recently played T20 matches but it will be interesting to see whether the pressure of captaincy affects his performance or not. It is also an interesting point that no single player who was part of the test squad in England will be playing this match. The starting players of England like Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, and Saqib Mahmood are not available for the selection for this match due to many reasons behind this. England still has some match-winners in the squad. We think that Jason Roy and Jose Buttler will be opening the batting inning for England while Liam Livingstone, Brook, Malan, and Moeen Ali. We don’t think that Phil Salt will be part of the final playing eleven for this match.
Jose Buttler is the best T20 batter and he was just outstanding in the recent season of IPL where he scored four centuries. He is also in good form these days and we are sure that he will be the highest run-scorer from the side of England in this match. Liam Livingstone is another dangerous batsman in the squad of England. He can hit the sixes to any bowler in the world and he will also create problems for the bowlers of India. Brook is the other batter who had scored runs in the most recent matches he had played and he can also be dangerous for India. David Willey and Sam Curran can bat well in the middle and last overs which adds extra power to the batting of England. Matt Parkinson and Chris Jordan will be leading the bowling squad of England with Reece Topley and Tymal Mills.
Rohit Sharma is back to team India and will be leading the side. We are sure that he will open the batting inning for India with Ishan Kishan. India will be playing this match with the same squad as they were against Ireland. They won both T20 matches against Ireland and also won the warmup matches but it will be interesting to see their performance against the full strength of England. India has the best opening pair in the shape of Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma. Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Suryakumar Yadav, and Deepak Hooda are available to handle the rest of the batting department. We are sure that India will shuffle the batting order as required as per conditions.
Hardik Pandya and Deepak Hooda are in good form for India and this is a positive sign as both batters can be game-changers. In our opinion, Axar Patel will get a chance to play this match and he will be batting at number seven. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will be leading the bowling department of India with Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, and Harshal Patel. Yuzvendra Chahal can be dangerous for the batting order of England in the conditions of The Rose Bowl.
ENGLAND T20 HISTORY AND STATS
England had played a total of 148 T20 matches so far. They won 79 matches while other teams won 64 matches. 5 matches in England ended with no result and one match was tied.
INDIA T20 HISTORY AND STATS
India had played 166 T20 matches right now with 108 wins to their name while they had lost 53 matches. Their five matches ended with no result.
ENGLAND VS INDIA T20 HISTORY AND STATS
England had played 19 T20 matches against India where they had won 9 matches while India had won 10 matches.
Match: England vs India, 1st T20I, India tour of England, 2022
Date and Time: July 7, 2022, Thursday, 10:30 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TOSS PREDICTION IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
The toss is going to play an important role in the decision of every match of this series. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The 1st T20 Match match between England and India is going to be played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. The pitch at this stadium is excellent for batting. The boundaries at this venue are short and will bring the spinners into play. The pitch will continue to be good for batting throughout the match. A total of 190 can be difficult for batting second to chase.
WEATHER REPORT FOR THIS MATCH
The weather forecast in Southampton on match day is good for a cricket match. There are some chances of rain but that is possible that we may have an interrupted match.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Jos Buttler (C and wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Reece Topley, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson.
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE THE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
England’s new skipper Jos Buttler will want to perform well with the bat against India and help his side in giving a quick start during the field restrictions. The right-handed batter likes to take his time to get his eyes in, but he can be very brutal once settled.
PROBABLE THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
Talented pacer Harshal Patel was excellent during the second warm-up game against Northamptonshire after he grabbed two crucial wickets for his side and gave away just 23 runs in 3.3 overs. The right-arm pacer has a variety of slower deliveries and he can be a very tough customer to face during the death overs as well.
FAVOURITE TEAM IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
According to our match prediction, England is the favourite team to win this match. Many factors make India a favourite team in this match, Some of the key factors are mentioned below:
- England is overall a strong and experienced team than India
- Jose Buttler and Jason Roy are in good form for India
- England has better six-hitting capability when we compare it with India
- Home ground conditions can help England
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR THE BOTH SIDES
England has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to India, so the winning chances of England for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
England has a 52% chance to win this match.
England has a 48% chance to win this match.