As a part of the ongoing England’s tour of India, Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium (the world’s largest cricket stadium) will host the 3rd T20I of the five match series between the visitors and the hosts. The teams split the first two matches and the series is tied up at 1-1. Both teams will look to win the third match and take a crucial 2-1 lead in the series. Historically speaking, most teams that take a 2-1 lead in a five match series, go on to win that series. In this post, we will take a look at India vs England 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, and Injury Update. So if you are a keen cricket fan looking forward to this match, let’s get started.
IND vs ENG: Here’s What You Need to Know About the 3rd T20I
When will the IND vs ENG 3rd T20I take place?
The 3rd T20I match between India and England will be played on 16th March, 2020 from 7:00 PM onwards (IST). You can catch the live score and commentary online and watch it live on the Star Network.
Where will the IND vs ENG 3rd T20I take place?
The 3rd T20I match between India and England will be played in the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad (the world’s largest cricket stadium).
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I: Preview
The third match of this exciting series will be played in Ahmedabad on Tuesday evening. The series is tied up at 1-1 and this match is going to be crucial in determining the eventual outcome of the series. The winner will only have to win one of the remaining two matches to win the series while the loser will have to win back to back matches in order to bounce back and win the series. In the first match of the series, team India put up a dismal performance with the bat and the much vaunted batting lineup could only muster up 124 runs. More than half of those runs were scored by Shreyas Iyer alone (67). England chased down the tota with ease, losing only two wickets in the process and winning with 4.5 overs to spare. For his spectacular bowling performance, Jofra Archer was adjudged the man of the match.
India managed to turn things around in the second T20I. Captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to field. His bowlers put up a decent show and stopped England at a manageable 164. Jason Roy was the top scorer with 46 runs. India’s chase was speared by debutant Ishan Kishan’s majestic 52 off 36 balls. After losing KL Rahul in the first over, Kishan and captain Virat Kohli set up a 94 run second wicket partnership which basically won the game for India. Skipper Kohli stayed on the crease till the end and sealed the game with a six. Ishan Kishan won the Man of the Match award for his spectacular debut. The series is tied 1-1 now with the 3rd T20I being the pivotal game of the series.
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I Match Weather Report
The temperature is expected to hover around 36°C on the matchday with 15 % humidity and 8 km/hr wind speed. No rain is expected during the game.
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I Pitch Report
As it is with most pitches in the subcontinent, the one at the Narendra Modi Stadium is quite batting friendly but the bowlers might get some help if they keep the line and length right. The pitch will be easier to bat while chasing so fielding first seems to be the logical choice after winning the toss.
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Record of chasing teams:
100 % of matches have been won while chasing in the last 2 matches.
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I: Injury Update
There were no injuries reported at the time of this article’s publication.
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I: Probable XIs
Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench: Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel, Rohit Sharma
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran
Bench: Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings
IND vs ENG Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
KL Rahul has been struggling this series and has scored only one run in the first two matches. But the prolific opener is expected to bounce back and dominate England’s bowling with his stroke making abilities. He opens the innings for India so expect him to get himself going during the 3rd T20I.
India’s skipper Virat Kohli finally sprung back in form after a string of failures and scored a match winning 73 not out during India’s win in the second T20I. We can expect him to continue batting well.
England opener Jason Roy has been in excellent form throughout the series, scoring 95 runs in the first two matches. Expect him to continue his prolific form. Dawid Malan is also expected to perform well with the bat so he will be a good addition to any Dream11 lineup.
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I: Captain and Vice-Captain
Captain – KL Rahul, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain – Jason Roy, Dawid Malan
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I Dream11 Team: Suggested XIs
Wicketkeeper – KL Rahul (C)
Batsmen – Jason Roy (VC), Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan
All Rounders – Washington Sundar, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Wicketkeeper – KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Jason Roy, Virat Kohli (C), Dawid Malan (VC)
All Rounders – Washington Sundar, Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I Match Fantasy Advice
The safest choices for captaincy are Jason Roy and Virat Kohli. However, if you are ok with taking a little risk, you can also choose KL Rahul as the captain as he is expected to bounce back in form.
IND vs ENG 3rd T20I Match Prediction
While both India and England boast formidable T20I lineups filled with IPL stars, the Indian cricket team has always performed strongly at home. Captain Virat Kohli finally came back in form during the 2nd T20I and that is an ominous sign for any opposition team. Expect India to win the match and take a 2-1 lead in the series. Toss might play a crucial role in the result though, so keep an eye on that too.