India v England T20 preview

Published by on January 31, 2017

England will feel hard done by to have lost the second T20 on Sunday after Joe Root’s contentious dismissal.

After his questionable lbw on 38, Trevor Bayliss’ men struggled to recover and slipped to a 5-run defeat.

However, their much-improved performance in the first ODI still seems to be giving some hope, as they’re just 11/10 to repeat the effort and win the series.

Root’s at 13/2 to be the highest run-scorer of the game – bar any more dodgy umpiring decisions – but Virat Kohli’s an even better option at 4/1.

The India star has a T20 average of 55 in his 43 innings, while Root isn’t far behind him with an average of 52.80 in 98 innings.

Aside from Root, Jason Roy is worth backing for England – the opener is at 100/30 to top-score for them, or at 12/1 when you also back Kohli top scoring for India.

India seemed to approach the first T20s with a little complacency after enjoying such success against the woeful visitors in the Tests and ODIs.

With the series at stake, though, they can’t afford to go into this final encounter with that attitude.