Following England’s thrilling 5th Test victory, the white-ball series between England and India begins. Because of the scheduling of this series, India’s squad for the first T20 international will be the same as it was against Ireland, but it will change for the second match.
After Eoin Morgan retired from international cricket, England will be led by Jos Buttler, who will look to capitalize on a golden generation of English white-ball players. With the T20 World Cup 2022 coming up in a few months, the T20 series may be more important than any other format.
The 1st T20I between England vs India will take place on July 7th, 2022 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Match Details to Note
Match: England vs India, 1st T20I, India Tour of England 2022
Date: July 07, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 10:30 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
England vs India Team Previews
England has named Jos Buttler as their white-ball captain, and it will be interesting to see if Buttler’s performances will suffer as a result, or if he changes his role to suit the team’s needs. No players from the Test Series have been named for the T20 internationals. There are also a number of players unavailable for selection, including Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, and Chris Woakes.
The fact that England is still considered a favorite demonstrates how deep its talent pool is at the moment.
We believe Buttler and Roy will open the inning for England, followed by Malan, Livingstone, Ali, and Brook. Among the players named, Phil Salt may be the one to miss out. This is an extremely strong top-6, led by Buttler (possibly the best T20 batsman in the world).
Buttler will be buoyed by a record-breaking IPL season in which he smashed four centuries and batted with ease. Liam Livingstone is possibly the most dangerous batter in this lineup. His ability to hit sixes at will from the moment he walks in makes him an invaluable asset.
Brook has also been scoring runs at an astonishingly consistent rate and is perfectly suited to play the role of a finisher if necessary.
Sam Curran and David Willey could both play to add to the batting depth! Chris Jordan and Matt Parkinson are the other two bowlers we anticipate seeing in the starting lineup for the first game. If necessary, Tymal Mills and Reece Topley (both left-handed fast bowlers) can easily fill in.
Six-hitting, big totals, and batting depth are England’s strengths. We’ll look for betting markets that capitalize on these factors.
Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Reece Topley, Sam Curran, David Willey, Matt Parkinson, Harry Brook, Phil Salt
Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Reece Topley, Sam Curran, David Willey, Matt Parkinson, Harry Brook/Phil Salt
The Indian T20 team will be unconcerned about what happened in the Test Match because none of the players were involved. In addition, Rohit Sharma has returned as captain and will be able to disassociate himself from external distractions in order to focus his team on the task at hand.
India dominated the two Twenty20 internationals against Ireland. It also defeated Derbyshire and Northamptonshire in T20 warm-up matches. The real challenge, however, begins now.
Rohit Sharma is expected to open the batting alongside Ishan Kishan. An excellent opening pairing that has demonstrated a willingness to score quickly on the powerplay even if it means a drop in overall individual averages. The rest of the batting lineup should be Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, and Dinesh Karthik.
There is a lot of movement here, with players moving up and down as needed. One area where India currently falls short is the lack of a left-handed batsman in the middle order. Deepak Hooda and Hardik Pandya’s form makes them obvious candidates to back in this match as well.
Axar Patel, we believe, will be the designated all-rounder at 7, with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, and Yuzvendra Chahal as the four bowlers. In many ways, this Indian team is probably better before the Test players return!
India’s batting is strong, but it will be put to the test on a regular basis by the short ball. Rohit Sharma has been getting starts, but big scores have eluded him for quite some time. Similarly, India’s bowling lineup will most likely consist of medium-pacers who can be lined up by English batters.
Yes, there is individual brilliance that can help India win but the task ahead seems quite tough at the moment.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Srikar Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Yuzi Chahal
England vs India Toss Prediction
With both teams’ batting firepower, chasing is the best option. Both captains will be unsure of the safe target in this venue and will seek to beat the opposition’s total.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Rose Bowl is one of England’s most batting-friendly pitches, and batters will have a field day in these conditions. This match should produce between 180 and 190 runs.
Southampton has a sunny and breezy climate that is ideal for the game, with no weather disruptions expected throughout the game’s duration.
England vs India Match Prediction
We’re going to wager on England to win this game. We believe it has an advantage in terms of batting strength, current form, and a clear understanding of how to approach T20 batting. India’s team is not weak and will undoubtedly attack the English team, but there are major concerns about their bowling and the form of some of their key batters.
England is the favourite to beat India at the odds of 1.70.
- England has the better batting lineup, led by Jos Buttler, who is currently the best T20 batsman in the world.
- India’s bowling lineup is primarily medium-paced and may struggle once the ball stops swinging.
- England’s players are obviously very familiar with the conditions, which is a significant advantage.