India vs. England 2021 : CAN INDIA BOUNCE BACK? || 4th T20I
India vs. England 2021
4th T20I – Thu, 18th March
KL Rahul a Worry?
The Indians in this series have raged hot and cold. Despite Virat Kohli coming up with a score for the ages, the Indian bowlers are yet to tie English batsmen down in their innings’ initial phases. The limelight will be on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who has so far flopped to amaze with the bat.
Possible playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK), Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Buttler Fires England:
England is a 2-1 lead in the series courteousness of a blazing knock from Jos Buttler in the third game. Their bowlers have also been bang-on in the powerplay phase, which has offered them breathing room in the middle overs.
With Jonny Bairstow and Jofra Archer’s likes also chipping in with valuable contributions with the bat and ball, correspondingly, the English will be watching for a series win before this much-awaited match.
Possible playing XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Jordan, and Jofra Archer.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The fourth T20I between England and India will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 18th March Thursday.
A challenging pitch awaits the two teams at Motera, with the speedsters getting plenty of help on offer. While the new ball must swing around, there is a bit of extra bounce offered, which should keep the likes of Shardul Thakur, and Mark Wood interested. Although the wicket is marginally on the slower side, the spin bowlers will need to alter their lines and lengths to make the best of the conditions.
Wickets in hand will be vital for either side, with 165-175 being average at this ground. Sides have favored chasing upon winning the toss and shouldn’t be any distinct on Thursday as well.
While the tourists are up 2-1 in this series, they will be cautious of what the Indians are proficient of. Thereby there’s not much gap in the odds presented by the sportsbook ahead of this match. Indians enter this game at the odds of 1.80 as the favourites while England is at 1.86.
With the likes of Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma tingling to make returns for a no-show in the last game, we should be in for an enjoyable game as both teams seek a crucial win in the context of the T20I series. England’s potency is with the bat, and they have no concern whatsoever about going after every Indian bowler.