ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update for 1st T20I

ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st T20I

Jos Buttler would be making his debut as the full-time captain of the English team in this game.

ENG vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Team Today
The first T20I of the three-match T20I series between England and India will commence on Thursday. (Photo Source: Twitter)


After an intense five days of Test cricket, England and India will move towards the shortest format of the game. The first T20I of the three-match T20I series between both nations will commence on Thursday. Jos Buttler will be making his debut as the full-time captain of the English limited-overs team. He has taken the reign from the World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, who announced his retirement from international cricket after witnessing a dip in his form for a long time. Buttler has captained the English team in 9 ODIs and has managed to take the team over the line in 6 matches.

India, on the other hand, also have a new captain in the form of Rohit Sharma. Sharma was picked as the captain of the Indian team last year after Virat Kohli stepped down from the position. It will be Sharma’s first stint as the full-time captain on overseas soil. India have won the last 12 T20Is under Rohit Sharma and he would be eager to continue this dominance.

Match Details:

England vs India, 1st T20I

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date & Time: 7th July at 10:30 PM IST and 6:00 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Six and Sony LIV

ENG vs IND, 1st T20I Pitch Report:

The pitch is expected to provide equal support to both the batters and the bowlers. The average first innings score in the last 5 T20Is here has been 157 runs and the team winning the toss might look to bowl.

Injury News:

(will be added when there is an update)

Also Read: Twitter not happy with BCCI not including Rohit Sharma for West Indies ODIs

ENG vs IND, 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs:


Jason Roy, Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson, Reece Topley


Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Batters

Liam Livingstone:

His T20I career is only 17 matches old, however, he has proved his heroics in T20 leagues across the world. In 188 T20 matches, Livingstone has made 4711 runs at an average of 29.08 and a strike rate of 146.66. With the ball, he has picked 82 wickets at an average of 22.8.

Deepak Hooda:

In his last three appearances, Deepak Hooda has not been dismissed for a score less than 40 runs. Against Ireland, he made a century and became only the fourth Indian batter to achieve this feat in T20Is. The right-handed batter from Rohtak would have his eyes set on the T20 World Cup later this year and hence, this entire series is very important for him.

Top Picks – All-Rounders

Hardik Pandya:

He has regained his from at the right time and has been finishing matches for the Indian team since his comeback. In the T20I series against South Africa, he made 117 runs in 4 matches and was India’s second-highest run-scorer.

Moeen Ali:

He last played a T20I for England back in January against West Indies during the five-match series. He made 108 runs at an average of 21.6 and a strike rate of 145.94 for the team in that series. Moeen has had a decent show in the ongoing T20 Blast tournament and would play a key role for the team in this game.

Top Picks – Bowlers

David Willey:

He picked 3 wickets for 29 runs against Leicestershire in his last T20 Blast appearance. In the ODI series against the Netherlands last month, Willey had taken 8 wickets in 3 matches. He would be leading the English bowling attack in this match and would be looking to play an important role.

Harshal Patel:

He has emerged as the new death-overs specialist for the Indian team. In the last game against Northamptonshire, he made 54 runs off 36 deliveries. With the ball, he picked 2 wickets for 23 runs in 3.3 overs and helped the team win the game by 10 runs.

Top Picks – Wicketkeeper

Jos Buttler:

The newly-appointed skipper of the English team has been in great form recently. He won the Player of the Series award for being the top scorer against the Netherlands in the 3-match ODI series last month.

Sanju Samson:

He has carried forward his form in IPL to international cricket and has performed exceptionally well for the team in whatever opportunities that he has got recently. In the second T20I against Ireland, Samson made 77 runs off 42 deliveries and added 176 runs for the second wicket along with Deepak Hooda.

ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Career T20I Stats
Jos Buttler 2140 runs
Liam Livingstone 285 runs and 20 wickets
Rohit Sharma 3313 runs
Hardik Pandya 707 runs and 43 wickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 66 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Jos Buttler (C), Sanju Samson (VC), Jason Roy, Deepak Hooda, Liam Livingstone, Ishan Kishan, Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Chris Jordan

ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction Today Match
This Dream11 Fantasy Team Today team for the 1st T20I is between England (ENG) vs India (IND) with Jos Buttler as Captain and Sanju Samson as Vice-Captain.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Dinesh Karthik, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda (VC), Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone (C), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, David Willey

ENG vs IND Today Dream 11 Best Team
This Dream11 Fantasy Team Today team for the 1st T20I is between England (ENG) vs India (IND) with Liam Livingstone as Captain and Deepak Hooda as Vice-Captain.

ENG vs IND Risky Captaincy Choices:

Ishan Kishan:

He is likely to open the innings for the Indian team along with Rohit Sharma. He made two half-centuries in the first 3 T20Is against South Africa. However, he has not been able to achieve the same milestone in the last 5 matches.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

He has been in great form recently and won the Player of the Match award in the first T20I against Ireland. The pitch might not have enough for the spinners and hence, picking a spinner as the captain might be a huge risk.

Player you should avoid:

Reece Topley:

He made his T20I debut back in 2015 and has been able to play only 10 matches for England since then. In the ongoing T20 Blast, he has picked 15 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 20.2. Both the teams have bowlers who have delivered consistently and hence, you can avoid Topley in your fantasy team at least for this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.