The five-match T20I series between the hosts India and the visitors England will begin this Friday (12th March) night when they will meet at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad) during the opening match of this series.
Ahead of this T20I match, which will be also both their first limited-overs international match in this calendar year, they competed in the four-match Test series where the hosts won the series by a 3-1 margin. But this T20I series is a totally different series and both teams will have to begin from zero.
India vs England 2021, 1st T20I: Weather Forecast
This India vs England T20I match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad). It has been officially scheduled to begin at 07:00 PM (19:00) local time.
The weather forecast suggests that the sky will be sunny for the entire day. Also, there is no rain threat for the entire day as the cricket fans can expect an exciting T20I series opener between these two top teams and that too without any frustrating interruption due to the poor weather.
It can be a warm day. The temperature of the day can be between 37°C and 19°C.
India vs England 2021, 1st T20I: Pitch Report
Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad) will host this T20I series opener between India and England. While it is the newly-rebuild stadium, where India and England recently played two Tests, this venue earlier hosted only one T20I match.
It was the T20I match between India vs Pakistan on 28th December 2012, where the hosts won the match by 11 runs. It was a high-scoring match where the Men in Blue scored 192/5 (20 overs), majorly thanks to Yuvraj Singh‘s 72 off 36 balls. Then Pakistan managed to reply with 181/7 (20 overs). While the visiting pacer Umar Gul (4/37) was their only wicket-taker in the first innings, Ashok Dinda was India’s only bowler who finished the game with more than one wicket (3/36).
During the recent Test matches at this venue between India and England, including the pink-ball Test match, the pitches were drier where the spinners got huge benefits. However, we can expect better batting wickets at this venue during this T20I series.