IND vs ENG, 3rd T20I – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

IND vs ENG, 3rd T20I – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

Coming into the third match, it will be interesting to watch whether the Indian team brings back Rohit Sharma.

Match Details

The third game of the five-match T20I series between India and England will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad on 16th March 2021. 

The match will start at 7:00 PM IST. The live streaming of the game will be available on the Hotstar app.

Preview 

After losing the first match of the series, the Indian team came back charging in the second match. They won several important moments starting with Bhuvneshwar picking the wicket of Jos Buttler in the first over. England’s batting didn’t seem to find momentum against the strategic approach for the Indian bowlers. They faltered in the death overs, ending with a score of only 164 for 6. 

India did lose KL Rahul early, but the debutant Ishan Kishan made his maiden fifty to take the attack to the English bowlers. Captain Virat Kohli found his form back and guided India to the victory as others batted around him. There was a significant cameo from Rishabh Pant, which left England high and dry. But Virat Kohli will be pleased with the performance of his bowlers a lot more as they bowled so well in a match which their side needed to win and there were only five bowling options available with the captain. 

Coming into the third match, it will be interesting to watch whether the Indian team brings back Rohit Sharma or Shikhar Dhawan after Kishan’s fifty. Then, the issue with Rahul not scoring runs is also at play. 

Probable Playing XIs

India

Predicted XI: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul/Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur

England

Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid

Captaincy picks: 

Virat Kohli

When everyone thought that the Indian captain was losing his batting form, the chase master showed his class once again. He made 73 not out off just 49 balls in an innings which was timed to almost perfection. The knock will boost Kohli’s performance, considering how it also transpired to a win. He will be expected to carry on this form. 

Jason Roy

Jason Roy has looked in complete control of his batting since he has arrived in India. In the first match of the series, he scored a 32-ball 49 and followed that up with 46 runs from 35 balls. He would be kicking himself for converting these two starts into a big score. He has been in solid form before coming into this series as well, so it would be a great opportunity for him to get a big score for his side. 

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Jason Roy, Virat Kohli (C)

3-Player Team

Hardik Pandya (C), Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli

4-Player Team

Dawid Malan, Ishan Kishan, Jason Roy (C), Virat Kohli

11-Player Team

Jonny Bairstow, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma (VC), Dawid Malan, Virat Kohli (C), Hardik Pandya, Ben Stokes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jofra Archer

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.