It’s all to play for both India and England as the hosts levelled the five-match T20 series after thrashing Eoin Morgan’s men by seven wickets in the 2nd T20I on Sunday, March 14. The two teams will cross swords once again in the 3rd T20I on Tuesday, March 16 with an eye for taking the lead in the series.

The India vs England head-to-head count in T20I is a tightly fought contest, with each team winning eight games apiece. The recent form guide, however, outrightly favours the visitors who have won four of their last five T20I matches. India, on the other hand, have won three and have lost two. Their record against England though is sumptuous at its very best, having won three of their last five T20Is against Morgan’s men. 

India vs England head-to-head (in T20I)
India Metrics England
16 Matches 16
8 Wins 8
50% Win % 50%

The two teams have played a total of eight T20Is in India, and both have won four games each.

Winning the toss played a big role in both the T20Is and the trend is expected to continue. India, on their part, have won three of their last five coin tosses, while England have won just two.

England may have struggled with the bat last time around, but their boundary per game is superior to their counterparts. The Three Lions have hit an average of 14 fours and 6.6 sixes in their last five T20Is. India, in the same timeframe, have hit an average of 11.8 fours and 6.4 sixes. Meanwhile, as far as individual performance is concerned, a certain Rohit Sharma averages 45.2 against England, scoring 226 runs in seven innings. India captain Virat Kohli, on the other hand, averages 34.91 against them.

High scorers for India vs England
Player Matches Runs HS Average Strike Rate 100 50
Virat Kohli 14 419 73* 34.91 131.34 0 2
KL Rahul 8 228 101* 32.57 146.15 1 1
Rohit Sharma 8 226 100* 45.2 143.03 1 1

For England, captain Eoin Morgan tops the list for his country, scoring 342 runs against India an average of 31.09. The winnings odds are rightly stacked in India’s favour, but the nature of the pitch is such, that it is hard to predict a winner.

Feature image courtesy: AFP / Jewel Samad