Cricket- 3rd T20- Analysis- England Vs India- 01 Feb 2017- Bangaluru- Who Will Win?

In 1st T 20 encounter with England on 26 Jan at Kanpur, India was beaten comprehensively by 7 wickets showing complete domination of the game by England.

In 2nd T 20 match at Nagpur on 29 Jan, India came from behind to surprisingly beat England by 5 runs.

 What will happen in the 3rd T 20 on 01 Feb at Bangaluru between these two cricketing giants?

Who Will Win?  Who Will win this match to clinch the series? Just wait and watch.

Please Note

  • Analysis is purely my personal assessment based on statistics and my pick of players. Actual playing Eleven may vary .
  • Freak/unexpected performances (batting, bowling) can change course of game. Very much possible in a T 20 game.
  • I am not an astrologer. Cricket is my passion hence, i write posts.
  • My posts are primarily meant for cricket lovers/enthusiasts and not those who involve in betting which is an offence in India.
  • Just read my analysis for whatever worth it is, chill and enjoy the game. Keep smiling.

Analysis

How often have we seen statistics being proved wrong. On paper, England is a far better team than India in all departments of the game. Yet, at crucial times, their players just fail while confronting excellent spells of J Bumrah and A Nehra in last 3 overs of 2nd T20 which cost them the match (in addition to a couple of umpiring decisions which went against them). Well, that is the beauty of T20 game. Anything can happen anytime.

The Pitch

It is Pacy and bouncy. Seamers will derive all benefits- results of past matches indicate this trend.

England

  • Good team combination.
  • Has some great batsmen and bowlers.
  • Unlucky to go down in 2nd T 20.
  • Openers- J Roy and S Billings  will try to give a good start. Failed to do so in previous matches.
  • Depth in batting- till Number 9.
  • Excellent pacers- C Jordan, B Stokes and T Mills.
  • Moeen Ali and A Rashid are economical and wicket takers.
  • Strong all rounders- B Stokes, D Willey, C Jordan and M Ali.
  • L Dawson may be rested and a pacer/all rounder played- L Plunkett/D Willey.
  • J Roy/ S Billings will score high.
  • J Roy- 50, Sam Billings- 35, J Root- 15
  • E Morgan- 25, J B Stokes- 20, J Butler- 35.
  • Remaining can add another 30 runs.
  • Main wicket takers- B Stokes, T Mills, C Jordan.

India

  • High in confidence after winning 2nd T 20.
  • Batting line up very weak. Top and middle order brittle.
  • Most batsmen are struggling including V Kohli, Yuvraj, S Raina and Manish Pandey.
  • Average pacers except T20 expert A Nehra and surprise performer J Bumrah.
  • Some freak performances form one or two players help India put up a good show.
  • KL Rahul, opener in form. Must play R Pant as second opener.
  • Yuvraj and MS Dhoni need to sit on bench- both failures and low scorers.
  • Weak all rounders- H Pandya and Yuvraj are no all rounders.
  • Very strong spin battery- Y Chahal and A Mishra.
  • R Pant- 25, KL Rahul- 35, V Kohli- 30, S Raina- 20.
  • Yuvraj Singh- 15, M Pandey- 20, MS Dhoni- 15.
  • Remaining may add another- 20 runs.
  • Main Wicket takers- A Mishra, Y Chahal, J Bumrah.

Comparison

  • Both teams would go all out to win this decider.
  • England batting is solid. India batting is weak.
  • India has an edge in spin bowling. Playing three spinners will be fool hardiness.
  • England all rounders are very good and delivering.
  • In true sense, India has no all rounder (exist only on paper).
  • India is still riding a wave of over confidence and complacency.
  • Both E Morgan and V Kohli are great captains. However, E Morgan controls the game better.
  • Pacers will dominate the match.
  • High scoring match expected.
  • Overall England is a far superior side- looks invincible.

Prediction- Likely Winner- England.

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