Who will win India vs England 3rd T20?
India have managed to keep the ongoing three-match T20 series alive as they beat England by five runs in the second match at Nagpur. With the series now levelled at 1-1, the third and the deciding T20 will be played on February 1 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangaluru. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 PM local time.
India vs England 3rd T20: Where to watch and live streaming
India - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English), Star Sports 3, Star Sports 3 HD (Hindi) ; UK - Sky Sports 2 HD ; UAE - OSN Sports Cricket HD
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The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium has hosted four T20 internationals till date and of these, three have been won by the side that has fielded first. And also since there is dew expected later on in the evening, winning the toss will get even more important. So whichever team wins the toss on Wednesday is highly likely to bat second.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, odds and match prediction for India vs England 3rd T20....
India Team News & Playing 11
The team combination is likely to remain unchanged for the third T20 and there are no reports of any injuries in the side.
The opening pair of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will be the key in India's batting, especially since the middle order has not looked convincing enough. Kohli batted fluently in both the games and so we predict the skipper to make the most contribution with the bat on Wednesday. Jasprit Bumrah's heroics in the final over sealed the win for India in the second T20 and he will be the key bowler in the death overs again at Bangaluru.
India now have three wins in their last five T20 internationals - two against Zimbabwe and one in the last match against England. They have been doing well with the ball in this series but they haven't been really impressive with the bat.
India Playing 11
V Kohli (c), KL Rahul, SK Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MK Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), HH Pandya, A Mishra, JJ Bumrah, A Nehra and YS Chahal.
England Team News & Playing 11
The English team is in a good physical condition with all the players match-fit. Expect them to go in with the same playing eleven that took the field on Sunday.
Joe Root made an unbeaten 46 in the first game and he almost took his team over the line in the second before being wrongly adjudged lbw on 38. He is England's leading run-scorer in the series and we predict him to do well with the bat in the third T20. The Indian batters have found it difficult to score against Moeen Ali and they are likely to be troubled by the offspinner once again.
England faced their third defeat in five matches in the shortest format when they went down to the hosts on Sunday. Though they are a very good T20 side, they just have not been consistent enough. Their bowlers however have bowled tight lines and lengths in both the games.
England Playing 11
JJ Roy, SW Billings, JE Root, EJG Morgan (c), BA Stokes, JC Buttler (wk), MM Ali, CJ Jordan, LA Dawson, TS Mills and AU Rashid.
Team form in last five matches (most recent first)
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India vs England Head to Head in T20s
India and England have now played 10 T20 internationals of which 4 have been won by the hosts and 6 by the visitors. England had won three in a row against India before they were beaten by five runs in the previous encounter. This is the first time that the two teams will be meeting in a 20-over fixture at the M.Chinnaswamy.
India vs England 3rd T20 Betting Odds
England have been very competitive since the start of the limited-overs leg of their tour and they have proven that they cannot be taken for granted in white-ball cricket even in sub-continent conditions. But despite a resounding win in the first game and giving the hosts a good run for their money in the second, the tourists are still outsiders for the third T20 at 2.14 with betfair and 2.00 with bet365. India showed a lot of character on Sunday in pulling themselves out from the jaws of defeat and are favorites to win again at 1.84 and 1.80 respectively.
India vs England 3rd T20 Prediction
England came so close to winning the other night but Bumrah's brilliance in the final overs and a couple of umpiring errors cost them the match. They will be very upset that even after doing everything right, they still ended up on the losing side. Now India's win in the last game has put the pressure back on the visiting side who will be wary of the fact that the hosts have never lost a home series under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Also, England have never played a T20 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium which is something that should work in favor of India. Though the two teams look evenly matched at the moment, we predict the home team to come out on top in the third T20 and take the series 2-1.
Final Verdict: Back India to beat England in the third T20 at 1.84 with betfair and 1.80 with bet365.