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.