The 5th T20I match between India and England will be played on 20th March at Narandra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM local time IST and it will be telecasted live on Star Sports Network and will be streamed online on Disney+ Hotstar.
India will take on England in the 5th T20I match on 20th March. From the last T20I, it is clear that it is not about winning the toss and win the match. If a team can set a good total then it is defendable. The series has come to an interesting end. This match will decide who will get the T20I series.
This win can be a huge phycological boost for both the teams before the T20 World Cup which will happen in India only this year. England is at the top of the ranking in the ICC points table and is considered as one of the best T20 sides and they would love to continue that reputation.
On the other hand, India is the 2nd topmost team in the ICC points table and they are very hard to beat at their home. It will be an interesting contest between bat and bowl.
It is expected to have a clear sky but the temperature will be a little high. The humidity is expected to be 20 per cent. There are chances of dew in the second innings. The temperature would be hovering around 37 to 40 degree Celsius.
If we look at the last four T20I matches at this pitch, it helps the teams who are batting second. Chasing is a little bit easy due to the dew factor. But that did not happen in the last match. A good score can be defended on this pitch. But still, it is highly likely that whoever wins the toss would prefer to bowl first.
Average first inning score:
164 (Based on last 4 matches)
Record of chasing teams:
Won- 3, Lost- 1, Tie- 0 (Based on last 4 matches)
IND vs ENG Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar
Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel, Navdeep Saini, Rahul Tewatia, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan
Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone, Reece Topley
IND vs ENG Top picks for Today’s Dream 11 Match 5:
KL Rahul has not impressed in this series so far. He has only scored 15 runs in four matches but we all know how destructive he can be with the willow. His best performance is due for the final match.
Jason Roy has one of the most consistent batters from England side in this T20I series. He has scored 144 runs in 4 matches with a strike rate and the best score of 134.57 and 49 respectively. He can be a good pick for your team.
Surya Kumar Yadav got his first match after a long wait and that was a dream start for him. He scored 57 runs with a strike rate of 183.87. In the first match, he showed the confidence he gained throughout the IPL and did not look nervous at all. He will be eager to make every match count.
Rohit Sharma‘s bat has been silent for the last two matches. He scored only 27 runs but we all know if he gets going then he can win you the match single-handed. His best performance of the series is yet to come.
Dawid Malan is one of the best T20I batters. He has played so many excellent innings for England but in this series, he has not performed up to his expectations. He only scored 80 runs in four matches. He can win you matches if he gets going.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul
Vice-captain Options: Dawid Malan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Jason Roy
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs ENG Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul (C), Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow
Batters – Rohit Sharma, Dawid Malan (VC), Jason Roy
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Rahul Chahar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs ENG Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler, KL Rahul
Batters – Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Rohit Sharma (C), Surya Kumar Yadav (VC)
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Mark Wood
It is advisable to pick Surya Kumar Yadav in your Dream 11 Fantasy team. It is also advisable to pick more batters from both sides. Bowlers have not been that exceptional who can win you a lot of points in one go.
India are expected to win this match.
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