IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, Top Picks: 1st T20I, England tour of India, 2021

Hello and welcome to our IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. India and England will play against each other in the 1st T20I at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.


After two back-to-back Test series wins against two big cricketing nations like Australia and England in three months, India will be now focusing on the shorter format of the game and also see this as a preparation for the T20I World Cup, which is around the corner.

The vice-captain of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma, will be wearing the blue jersey after almost a year as there was not much cricket last year, and he was injured during the Australian series. There is confusion about who might be his partner as both KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are in good form, and it would be tough to choose among them.

King Kohli has been having a tough time recently with the bat as he has not been scoring as many runs as he would generally score in a series, but he would be back to form before World Cup. Surya Kumar Yadav has been selected for the first time in the Indian team, and there will be competition between him and Shreyas Iyer for the No.4 spot.

The lower-middle order will be handled by Rishab Pant, Hardik Pandya, and anyone among Axar, Sundar, or Tewatia. Another spinner will be Yuzvendra Chahal, as he has been India’s go-to spinner in the T20 format.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has recovered from the injury and will be leading the pace attack consisting of Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, or Shardul Thakur. Even if the matches are in India, it won’t be easy for them as England has been one of the strongest opponents in the T20 format, and they have won series in various parts of the world.


The England team was humiliated in the Test Series as they had won the first Test comfortably, but after that, they were outplayed and lost the remaining matches by huge margins. They would want to take their revenge by winning the T20I series.

Jason Roy and Jos Buttler are dashing players and like to play aggressively will be opening the innings for England. They can play big shots right from the start of the innings and play a big inning.

The world No.1 T20I batsman, Dawid Malan, will bat at No.3 and provide stability to the team by his composure. Jonny Bairstow and skipper Eoin Morgan will be the key players in the middle-order, and then Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali can come in and smash the bowlers at the death overs.

They can further extend their batting lineup in the form of players like Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, or Sam Curran, who are equally good with bat and ball and add valuable runs down the order. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will form the spin attack of the team.

Jofra Archer or Mark Wood, along with Jordan or Tom Curran, will for the pace attack. The English team looks very strong, especially in the batting line up and they will give a tough competition to the Indian team and will be a very entertaining series.

Match Details: 

India vs England 1st T20I, England tour of India, 2021

Date: 12th March 2021

Time: 07:00 PM IST

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Live score

IND vs ENG Head-to-head:

Total Match Played: 14

Won By IND: 7

Won By ENG: 7

No Result: 0

Pitch Report:

This will be the first T20I that will be played in this stadium, so it will be tough to predict how the pitch will behave, but according to recent test matches, it is very spin-friendly, but the pacers got a good help in the 1st T20I.

So we can say that it will be a good contest between bat and ball as there are good batsmen and bowlers in both teams.

Weather Forecast

The weather will be clear skies, and there is no chance of rain during the match.

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team News


  • There is news that Natarajan is suffering from an injury, so he might not be available for the 1st T20I.


  • If there is any news regarding any player, then it will be updated.

Probable Playing XI: 


Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer/Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel/Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur/Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench: Washington Sundar/Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Deepak Chahar/Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav/Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan.


Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan.

Bench: Tom Curran, Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings, Reece Topley.

Top Picks for IND vs ENG Dream11 Team:


Virat Kohli:

(84 M, 2928 R, 50.48 A)

Skipper Kohli bats at No.3 and is one of the best batsmen in all three formats. He is currently at 6th position in the T20I rankings and would like to score big in this series.

Rohit Sharma:

(108 M, 2773 R, 32.24 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. Rohit Sharma starts a little slow, but once he gets set at the crease, it’s very difficult to stop him.

KL Rahul:

(44 M, 1542 R, 44.06 A)

He is the No.3 T20I batsman and has been scoring consistently in the T20I format. Rahul can bat at any position depending upon the requirement of the team.

Shikhar Dhawan:

(63 M, 1669 R, 28.29 A)

Dhawan is a left-handed batsman and generally opens the innings for the team. He was in very good form in the IPL and scored well in the T20 series against Australia.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

(45 M, 175.3 O, 59 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and is consistent at picking up wickets. Chahal has a good record against England in the T20I format and will play a crucial as he is the experienced spinner in the team.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar:

(43 M, 154.2 O, 41 W)

He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler known for his ability to swing the ball early in the innings and control the flow of runs in death overs. Bhuvi has not played much T20I cricket due to his injuries.

Hardik Pandya:

(43 M, 388 R, 18.48 A + 116.5 O, 38 W)

Hardik is an all-rounder, but he has not been bowling much since his injury. He performed very well in a finisher’s role in the recent T20I series against AUS, but he needs to work on his bowling.

Rishab Pant:

(27 M, 410 R, 20.50 A)

He is the wicket-keeper batsman and can start hitting sixes at any position he gets to bat. Pant has been in great form in the recent Test series and would like to continue the same in the T20I format.

Shardul Thakur:

(16 M, 3 I, 59 R, 59 A + 23 W)

Shardul Thakur is a right-arm fast medium bowler. He can also bat.

Deepak Chahar:

(13 M, 42.5 O, 18 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls very well in the power play. Deepak Chahar is very good at bowling slower deliveries.


Dawid Malan:

(19 M, 855 R, 53.44 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and generally bats at No.3. Malan is currently the Number 1 T20I batsman.

Jos Buttler:

(74 M, 1551 R, 29.26 A)

Buttler is the wicket-keeper batsman of the team and bats destructively. He can either open the innings or bat in the middle-order, depending on the management’s decision.

Ben Stokes:

(29 M, 358 R, 18.84 A + 69.4 O, 16 W)

He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Stokes hasn’t been able to perform in T20I as much as he did in other formats, and he would want to change it with this series. He is very good pick in IND vs ENG Dream11 Team.

Jonny Bairstow:

(46 M, 932 R, 28.24 A)

Bairstow is a right-handed batsman and opens the innings or bats in the middle-order, depending on the team’s requirement. He is a good striker of the ball.

Eoin Morgan:

(97 M, 2278 R, 30.37 A)

Skipper Morgan is a left-handed batsman and can cause havoc in the death overs. He has been the main reason for England’s turn-around in the T20 format.

Adil Rashid:

(52 M, 175 O, 51 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and is the experienced spinner in the squad. Rashid will have a good advantage for picking up wickets on Indian pitches.

Jofra Archer:

(7 M, 27 O, 7 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls consistently over 140kmph. Jofra has not played many T20I matches, but he has performed well in IPL, which will help him in this series.

Sam Curran:

(8 M, 43 R, 10.75 A + 9 W)

He is a bowling-allrounder. Sam Curran will play a crucial role as he is a left-arm fast medium bowler and can also contribute with the bat.

Jason Roy:

(38 M, 890 R, 23.42 A)

Roy is a right-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. He generally plays aggressively.

IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team 1st T20I
IND vs ENG Dream11 Team 1st T20I

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

  • Virat Kholi
  • KL Rahul
  • Ben Stokes
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Jos Buttler
  • Dawid Malan

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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