England’s tour of India continues as the action moves from red ball cricket over to white ball cricket. England will now play five T20 games against India in Ahmedabad, the same stadium where they lost the last two test matches.
All five games will take place back to back with just a day’s rest between each games. The first T20 is scheduled to take place on March 12 and the final T20 will take place on March 20. If you are looking to bet on this T20 series, you can do so at any of the following sites.
Betting Odds For T20 Series
If you have been following our betting odds and predictions for the recent New Zealand vs. Australia series, you will know that we got it right as we predicted the Kiwis to win the fifth T20 and take the series.
Before we give you an analysis of on each team and who we think will win this T20 series, let’s look at the different betting odds on Bet365 for this series. The sportsbook currently has India as the favorites to win the series 1.66 while England are at 2.20. These odds will change as we lead into the series and after each T20 game. Apart from Bet365, you can also sign up and place your bets below.
If you are looking to predict the current final series score on the 5 match T20 series, these are the odds. India has 13.00 odds to win 5-0, 5.00 odds to win 4-1 and 2.75 odds to win 3-2. England on the other hand have odds of 23.00 to win 5-0, 7.50 to win 4-1 and 3.25 to win 3-2.
Expert Predictions For T20 Series
Our cricketing experts believe that India will win the T20 series as they have a lot going for them. They have great momentum after their 3-1 test series win over England and will look to use that momentum to put pressure on England and make it difficult for them to win.
It becomes a lot harder to predict how the final scoreline will go because this England T20 side is a rather strong unit. The selectors have decided to field all of their best T20 specialists and we expect England to be able to win atleast one T20 game during the series.
We would take a call and bet on India going 4-1 in this series because we believe the Ahmedabad will continue to offer assistance to the spinners and England are going to struggle in the T20 format just like they did in the test format.
What India Must Do To Win
India need to make scores in excess of 170 or 180 whenever they bat and for that they need their batsmen to click. They need a good start at the top of the order and one of the middle-order batsmen to play a big knock every single game.
Their bowling unit looks good as Axar Patel is undoubtedly going to be a part of the playing XI given his performance at Ahmedabad. India will depend heavily on their spinners and they could be the big difference between the two sides.
What England Must Do To Win
Eoin Morgan is back to lead the squad in the shorter format of the game. England’s batsmen who were not part of the test series or only played one game will need to find their feet against the spinners rather quickly or the series will get away from them very fast.
They will also need to pick the playing XI carefully and must do their best to win the first T20 game and put pressure on India immediately.