India v England 1st T20I – Betting Tips and Predictions
India are rightly the favorites in home conditions but England are more than capable of securing the win.
This series certainly looks like being much closer than the Test series that preceded it.
However, given how close this first match could be, it is a good idea to look at other markets to find value.
Back Dhawan to Top Score for India
Shikhar Dhawan enjoyed a fine IPL 2020 with Delhi Capitals and will be keen to shine on the international stage once again.
While India have a wealth of batting talent, he looks the value bet at the prices.
It is likely he’ll be opening the batting next to Rohit Sharma should he get the nod. Having Virat Kohli and KL Rahul behind that opening pair will give Dhawan the freedom he needs to shine.
He is priced at 4.5 with 22Bet, which looks too big given how well he has done recently.
KL Rahul to Outshine Kohli
KL Rahul has had to wait for his chance after sitting out the Test series but can come back with a vengeance here.
He was outstanding when winning the top run-scorer orange cap in IPL 2020 for KXIP.
Kohli hasn’t been at his best recently and failed to find any momentum in the recent Test series. Backing KL Rahul to score more runs looks a good bet.
He is priced at 2.0 with bet365 to get more runs than his skipper.
Rashid to Bag Most Wickets for England
Adil Rashid can show the Test team’s spin department exactly what they were missing when he features in this clash.
He might not have got himself an IPL deal but he continues to be one of the most consistent wicket-takers in this format.
Conditions will suit and it would be no surprise to see him take wickets in that crucial spell after the powerplay, especially if India feel they aren’t quite where they need to be and try to take him on.
His price of 4.0 with bet365 is far too big.
Take a look at our round-up of the best bets for this fixture.