IND vs ENG 2nd T20I Match Preview
India will fight for redemption as they take on England in the second T20I of the five-match series at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium on Sunday (March 14). The hosts lost wickets upfront after which they crawled to 124 in their 20 overs. Shreyas Iyer notched a 48-ball 67, but his efforts went in vain as the Three Lions comfortably chased down the target in just 16 overs. Jofra Archer was the Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling in the first T20I.
The top three – KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli – will have to get few more runs under their belt to challenge England meaningfully, whereas the visitors must not be complacent. As the encounter takes a countdown, let’s look at the ideal fantasy team.
This is the perfect event for the fantasy sports enthusiast to predict their fantasy team. So here are the match details, pitch report, weather forecast, head to head, top picks, probable playing 11 and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 2nd T20I between India and England.
IND vs ENG 2nd T20I Match Details
- Match: India vs England, 2nd T20I
- Time: 7:00 PM (IST) / 2:30 AM (GMT)
- Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
IND vs ENG 2nd T20I Weather & Pitch Report
It should be hot in Ahmedabad on the day of the match with an expected temperature of around 35 degrees Celsius. No rain interruptions are expected during the match.
The pitch in Ahmedabad turned out to be fairly decent for batting as shown by English Batsmen and Shreyas Iyer. Spinners will be more important than pacers on this ground. Chasing will be preferable for this venue.
Average First Inning Score
The average first inning score at this venue considering the last 6 matches played is 145.
Player’s Availability/Injury Report:
- England: N/A
- India: T Natarajan is nursing a shoulder niggle that’s why he missed the first game and his participation is still unclear for this match. Rohit Sharma is also rested for the first two T20I as stated by skipper Virat Kohli.
IND vs ENG Test: Head to Head
- Matches Played: 15
- India won: 7
- England won: 8
- Tied/No result: 0
IND vs ENG 2nd T20I Dream11 Probable Playing XI Prediction
India Predicted Playing XI
Shikar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant (w), Virat Kohli (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul.
England Predicted Playing XI
Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler (w), Jonny Bairstow, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes.
IND vs ENG 2nd T20I Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Jos Butler
- Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Jason Roy
- All-Rounders: Washington Sundar, Ben Stokes
- Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer
- Captain: KL Rahul
- Vice-Captain: Jason Roy
India (IND) & England (ENG) Squads
India Playing XI
Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Navdeep Saini, Varun Chakravarthy, T Natarajan, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, KL Rahul, Rahul Tewatia, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Ishan Kishan.
England Playing XI
Eoin Morgan (C), Dawid Malan, Reece Topley, Sam Billings, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Jofra Archer, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood.
IND vs ENG 2nd T20I Probable Winner
India is expected to win this match.
Live Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.