England face India in the first T20 international on Thursday, July 7 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from 10:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

The England cricket team will come into the series against India after losing the T20I series to West Indies 3-2. In the series decider, James Vince scored a 35-ball 55-run knock and Liam Livingstone picked 3/17 with the ball. The three lions lost the final match by 17 runs. 

India won its last T20 international series against Ireland 2-0. In the 2nd T20I, Deepak Hooda scored 104 runs off 57 balls while Ravi Bishnoi picked 1/41 with the ball as India defeated Ireland by four runs. 

Rohit Sharma will return to lead India in the limited-overs series against England.

England vs India 1st T20I odds

Bet365 odds: England: 1.72, India: 2.10

10CRIC odds: England: 1.65, India: 2.11

Betway odds: England: 1.66, India: 2.10

Betwinner odds: England: 1.72 , India: 2.096

1xBet odds: England: 1.736, India: 2.11

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

England vs India head-to-head in T20Is

In 19 T20Is played so far, the Indian cricket team has won 10 while England has 9 games.

In the last five T20 matches, India have won three games while England has won two.

England vs India 1st T20I probable playing XI

England: Jos Buttler (captain & wicket-keeper), Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Matt Parkison, Reece Topley.

India: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal. 

England vs India 1st T20I top picks

England: Chris Jordan will be the top pick from England. In the last league game of the Vitality T20 Blast, Jordan scored a 35-ball 73 and picked 3-38 with the ball. Chris Jordan has picked 17 wickets in 14 matches in the T20 Blast 2022.  

India: Bhuvneshwar Kumar would be the player to watch out for from the visitors. English conditions have historically suited the seamer. He had a good series against Ireland last month as he finished with figures of 1/16 in the first game and 1/46 in the second game.

England vs India 1st T20I prediction

England have a slight edge going into the first T20I. The hosts have been a dominating side in white-ball cricket and have a good home record.

India has a better head-to-head record against England and have won their last three T20I series against the three lions and can come up with a win themselves. 

England vs India 1st T20I playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 24°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 61%

Wind: 19 km/h