India vs England 1st T20 Prediction

2017-01-26 16:30 Match starts in -142533075 secs
India IND India
England ENG England
Betting Tips
  • England's win over India in the final ODI is going to make them more confident ahead of this match.
  • India will miss Ashwin and Jadeja - their two key spinners who were the most effective against the English batsmen.
  • India have emerged as a dangerous side in T20 cricket and they won 15 of their 20 matches last year.

Chance of Winning



Our Prediction

India are favourites to win

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Who will win India vs England 1st T20I?

England will conclude their limited overs leg of their tour to India with a three-match T20I series. The first of these matches will be played on January 26 at the Green Park, Kanpur. Live action is scheduled to start at 4:30 PM local time.


This is going to be Green Park's first ever T20I. The venue has seen plenty of tests and ODIs in the past and the wicket here is generally known to be a batsman's paradise. Not much support is expected for the bowlers and so the toss-winning team may prefer to bat first. We suggest betting on the hosts if they bat first as they won the last two times they had batted first at this ground in the 50-overs format.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, odds and match prediction for India vs England 1st T20I...

IND vs ENG Prediction

India Team News & Playing 11

Team News

Specialist spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the entire series. Offspinner Parvez Rasool and legspinner Amit Mishra have been drafted into the 15-member squad as replacements.

Key Players

Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni will be the key in India's batting lineup. Yuvraj averages 47 in ODIs at the Green Park and we predict him to score the most runs for his side. The main weapon with the ball for India is going to be Amit Mishra. The leggie has impressive figures of 2-47 from ten overs in the only ODI he has played at this ground and the English batters could find it hard to hit him for runs.

Recent Form

India have been doing exceedingly well in the shortest version of the game. They have played 20 T20Is since 2016 and have won 15 of them. Eight of these 20 matches were played at home with the hosts winning five of them.

India Predicted XI

  • Manish Pandey, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), KM Jadhav, HH Pandya, B Kumar, JJ Bumrah, Parvez Rasool and Amit Mishra.

England Team News & Playing 11

Team News

The English team have added bowlers Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan to their pace attack. One of these two will replace fast bowler David Willey if he gets ruled out due to a shoulder injury he had sustained in the final ODI.

Key Players

The England innings is going to depend mostly on the likes of Jason Roy, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan. Roy smashed fifties in each of the three one-dayers and we predict the in-form batsman to give the Indian bowlers quite a headache in the first T20I as well. Allrounder Ben Stokes will be a big threat with both the bat and the ball. His ability to clear the ropes in the slog overs and the knack of breaking dwelling partnerships makes him a dangerous player.

Recent Form

England have been mediocre in the 20-overs cricket in recent times. They won five and lost as many out of the ten T20Is they played in 2016. However, they did well to win four of their six World T20 fixtures the same year in India.

England Predicted XI

  • JJ Roy, Sam Billings, Joe Root, EJG Morgan (c), JC Buttler (wk), BA Stokes, MM Ali, Chris Jordan, LE Plunkett, DJ Willey and JT Ball.


­India vs England Head to Head

England have the upper hand in terms of head-to-head statistics as they have beaten India five times out of eight in T20Is - a win percentage of 62.50. The two most recently played matches at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the Edgbaston in Birmingham have both been won by the visiting side.

­India vs England 1st T20 Betting Odds

India's match odds for the first T20 international have gone slightly higher while England have gone down a little after their five-run win at Kolkata. The visitors are now at 2.22 with betfair and 2.20 with bet365. The hosts have been really impressive in the 20-overs cricket recently which is why betfair and bet365 have them as favorites to win this match at 1.79 and 1.66 respectively.

­India vs England 1st T20 Prediction

All the three matches in the ODI series were close encounters and one can expect even closer finishes in the upcoming T20I series. The fickle nature of this format will make the contests more exciting and neither of the two teams will be starting as overwhelming favorites.

England looked a completely transformed unit in the ODIs and they will be a lot more formidable in the T20Is. Plus, the win in the last game and the fact that there will be no Ashwin and Jadeja to counter will make the Englishmen much more confident. But since India have had much better results in this format than England over the last year or so, we feel the hosts have a slightly better chance to start the series off with a win.

Final Verdict: Back India to beat England in the first T20I at 1.79 with betfair and 1.66 with bet365

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