The second T-20 match between India and England will be held tomorrow in Nagpur. England destroyed India in the first ODI in Kanpur. Virat Kohli and his men will be eager to hit back. It will not be easy, as England looked exceptionally good at all facets of the T-20 game. England will be the favourites in cricket betting, surprisingly. However, if India’s big batting guns click, there will be no stopping of them.
Preview – India
Kohli opened the batting for India, possibly to bring Suresh Raina into the mix. He has the option to draft in Ajikya Rahane, who regularly opens for his IPL sides. From the first match, the idea of Kohli opening the innings did not look very bright. It could be great if India are chasing. However, when batting first, opening with Kohli has its own pitfalls. If Kohli gets out early, it will put huge pressure on the rest of the batting order – like it did in the last game.
India’s bowling does not look too impressive either. England’s line-up is studded with hard hitters. Amit Mishra can be the most effective Indian bowlers against those hard hitters. The best chance for Indian is to bat second. If they are batting first, it is better to favour England in cricket betting.
Preview – England
England are brimming with confidence. Their long batting order allows their top order to start hitting right from the beginning. They see how the ball is behaving for a few deliveries and start hitting out without any mercy. In the bowling front also, they have a number of choices. They seem to have done their homework against most of the Indian batsmen. With clever field placements and disciplined bowling, they restricted the scoring opportunities of the Indian batsmen as much as possible. It would not be a surprise if they are successful in their methods again.
Expect a strong reply from India with the bat. However, it has to be seen whether their best is good enough to stop this England team. Fingers crossed for cricket betting predictions.