India vs England: 1st T20I fantasy 11 predictions: Top Dream11 picks for IND vs ENG

IND vs ENG 1st T20I 2021: Here are our top Dream11 picks for the game between India and England.

India vs England 1st T20
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Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan

After a 3-1 series win in Test matches, India and England will now lock horns during the five-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series. The first 20-over game will begin on March 12, 2021, from 7:00 PM (IST) onwards at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It will be streamed live on Star Sports Network, Jio Sports and also can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.

India will begin their run in T20Is with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan at the top and Virat Kohli coming in at number three. However, they have the options of Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan for the next spot. Rishabh Pant is back with the wicket-keeping gloves while Hardik Pandya at number six.

Since Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are unavailable, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar will lead the pace attack with Yuzvendra Chahal in the spin department. 

Coming to the England side, the visitors will take the field with their full-fledged playing XI. Eoin Morgan is back as their skipper and their team looks more balanced than their red-ball squad. Apart from several explosive batsmen at the top, the visiting team is full with all-rounders, helping them extend their batting till the end.

Squads

Team India

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur

Team England

Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood

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Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 14
  • India won: 7
  • England won: 7
  • No Result: 0
  • Tie: 0

Probable Playing XIs

India’s Playing XI

  • Rohit Sharma
  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav
  • Rishabh Pant (WK)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Axar Patel/Washington Sundar
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Navdeep Saini/T Natarajan/Shardul Thakur
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

England’s Playing XI

  • Jason Roy
  • Jos Buttler (WK)
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Dawid Malan
  • Eoin Morgan (C)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Moeen Ali
  • Tom Curran/Chris Jordan
  • Adil Rashid
  • Sam Curran
  • Jofra Archer

Top picks for Dream11 Fantasy Captain

Here are our three picks for probable Dream11 Fantasy captain for IND vs ENG:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli

Top picks for Dream11 Fantasy Vice-Captain

Here are our three picks for probable Dream11 Fantasy vice-captain for IND vs ENG:

  • Ben Stokes
  • Dawid Malan
  • Johnny Bairstow

Dream11 Fantasy Team 1

India vs England 1st T20 Dream11

Wicket-keepers:

  • Lokesh Rahul
  • Jos Buttler

Batsmen:

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Dawid Malan
  • Eoin Morgan

All-rounders:

  • Sam Curran
  • Ben Stokes (VC)

Bowlers:

  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Jofra Archer

Dream11 Fantasy Team 2

India vs England 1st T20 Dream11

Wicket-keepers:

  • Lokesh Rahul (C)
  • Johnny Bairstow
  • Rishabh Pant

Batsmen:

  • Virat Kohli
  • Dawid Malan (VC)
  • Jason Roy

All-rounders:

  • Ben Stokes 
  • Axar Patel

Bowlers:

  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Adil Rashid

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