After losing the rescheduled fifth Test against England by seven wickets, India will aim to get back to winning ways when they face the hosts in the first T20I at the The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Thursday, July 7. The second and the third T20Is will be played on July 9 and 10 respectively.
India haven't lost any of their last five T20I matches, while England have suffered defeats in three out of their last five matches in the shortest format. Overall, India and England have clashed against each other in a total of 19 T20I. India have won 10 out of these and England nine. India have won three out of their last five T20I against England. A win in the first T20I, will be India's third consecutive against the Three Lions. As we gear up for the 1st T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the ENG vs IND 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the ENG vs IND head-to-head contest.
The star-studded Indian batting line-up consisting of Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav can make life difficult for any opposition. A second-string India side scored as many as 13 fours in the first T20I warm-up match against Derbyshire. In the second warm-up T20I against Northamptonshire, India hit a total of 14 fours. Notably, the likes of Rohit Sharma, who has now recovered from Covid-19 and is raring, Hardik Pandya and Deepak Hooda did not play in the second fixture.
Rohit Sharma holds the record for third-highest number of fours in the T20I format. He has hit a total of 293 fours in his career. Ishan Kishan has been in sublime form lately, hitting 0, 3, 0, 3, 5, 2 11, 2 and 10 fours in his last nine T20I outings. Deepak Hooda, who recently hit a hundred against Ireland, hit nine fours during the 106-run knock off 57 balls. In the warm-up match against Derby, Hooda hit five fours. Sanju Samson had also blasted nine fours in the second T20I versus Ireland. Dinesh Karthik played yet another crucial knock in the warm-up match against Northamptonshire and scored 34 runs which included three fours. Suryakumar Yadav hit 4 fours en route to his 36 not out against Derby. The firepower in the Indian batting line-up makes it obvious that India will easily manage to hit over 13.5 fours in the first T20I. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for England to hit over 13.5 fours from the ENG vs IND 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma are my top two player betting tips for the ENG vs IND 1st T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Ishan Kishan has found consistency to his game and that was on showcase when blasted 26 runs off just 11 balls in the first T20I against Ireland. He managed just three runs in the third T20I but he is expected to leave an impact in the first T20I against England on Thursday. His innings in the first T20I set the tone for India as the visitors chased down the 109-run target in just 56 balls. The match was reduced to 12-over-per-side and that was the reason why did not wait for settling in and played his shots straightaway.
He scored 206 runs at an average of 41.20 in the 5-match T20I series against South Africa in June. No other batter in the series could score more than 118 runs in the series. Ishan Kishan showed a lot of character and class to score consistently on some difficult batting surfaces. He registered scores of 76, 34, 54, 27 and 15 in the five matches. Earlier in the IPL 2022, Ishan Kishan emerged as the top run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians. The 23-year-old scored 418 runs in 14 matches at an average of 32.15. Overall, the Bihar-born has scored 524 runs at an average of 32.75 in 17 T20Is. He has hit four fifties in the format at the international level.
With the T20 World Cup approaching, Ishan Kishan is handing all the opportunities with both his hands and in the absence of KL Rahul on the England tour, he would aim to capitalise yet again. The 23-year-old has almost fixed his spot as India's third opener in the format, but he would look to cement it further with more confident and reliable performances. Notably, Ishan Kishan made his T20I debut against England in March 2021 and scored 56 runs off just 32 balls. The youngster looks set to launch another attack against the Englishmen. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 4.5 for Ishan Kishan to emerge as top batsman for India from the ENG vs IND 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
India captain Rohit Sharma is one of the three batters to score over 3000 T20I runs in T20I cricket. He has played a total of 125 T20Is and scored 3313 runs at an average of 32.38. The 35-year-old has four hundreds and 26 fifties to his name in the format at the international level. The Nagpur-born has played a total of 384 T20 matches and scored. 10163 runs at an average of 31.36.
The opener has played a total of 11 T20I matches against England and scored 317 runs at an average of 39.62. In England, Rohit has played five Test matches against Jos Buttler's men and scored 147 runs at an average of 36.75. In his last five T20I innings, the right-hand batsman has scores of 5, 1, 44, 7 and 19. However, the story in the five matches before these innings in which he scored low is in complete contrast. 40, 56, 55, 48 and 56 is what he has scored if go back further.
Rohit Sharma missed out on the rescheduled fifth Test after contracting Covid-19, however he is out of isolation and training hard to give India the much-needed boost in the first T20I. Rohit will look to make up for the lost time and would definitely try his best to score at least over 23.5 runs. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Rohit Sharma to score over 23.5 runs from the ENG vs IND 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
India to hit over 13.5 fours @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Ishan Kishan to emerge as top batsman for India @ 4.5 (1XBET)
Rohit Sharma to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)