India are set to face England in the second T20I in the three-match T20I series at Edgbaston in Birmingham on on Saturday, July 9.
Jos Buttler made a disappointing start to his reign as the 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. They have a lot of work to do, especially in their batting department which showed lackluster performance. Skipper Jos Buttler and power-hitter Liam Livingstone failed to trouble the runs and the explosive batter Dawid Malan’s inability to convert his good start into a good knock.
On the other hand, skipper Rohit Sharma returned to the side for the T20I series. He 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. Virat Kohli’s future in T20I is up in the air and he has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. India is brimming with confidence having registered an emphatic 50-run victory in the opening game courtesy of brilliant all-round efforts from Hardik Pandya, who first scored an impactful half-century and followed it up with a match-winning four-wicket haul.
WAGING ODDS: England (1.72) Vs India (2.05)
England are the favorites and are priced at 1.72, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹172.
India are the underdogs and priced at 2.05 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹205.
The pitch is expected to provide more advantage to the batters. It was a complete run fest in the recently held rescheduled Test match between India and England. The captain winning the toss will look to bowl first and The Men in Blue are expected to seal the series with a win.
Prediction: India to win