18 Mar 2021: India vs England, 4th T20I: Visitors elect to bowl first
India and England are set to face each other in the fourth T20I on Thursday in Ahmedabad.
The series is poised at 2-1 in favor of England and the hosts need to win tonight to stay alive in the five-match series.
Both teams dominated the show in the respective matches won.
England have won the toss and elected to field first.
Factors: Teams winning the toss have won the games
So far, the side that has won the toss has gone on to win the game.
Also, in all the three games the side fielding first went on to taste success.
Will we have a familiar show tonight as well?
Given the nature of wins, it's safe to say England dominated the first and third game, whereas, India were supreme in the second.
Teams: England have been the better side in the ongoing series
England have looked the far better side in the series so far.
They are more balanced and productive as a group.
Eoin Morgan's leadership needs to be lauded here.
The pacers, in particular, have dominated the show, troubling India big time.
Moreover, India have tried different combinations upfront and the ploy has failed.
Having said that, India need to tick the boxes right tonight.
Venue : Teams have dominated here while chasing
Teams have done well here while chasing the game. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as well, five out of the seven matches were dominated by teams batting second.
As per Cricbuzz, the average score for teams batting first in the Syed Mushtaq Ali 2020-21 season was 138.
It remains to be seen how the pitch behaves tonight in a crux encounter.
Fact: Timing and TV listing
The match is set to start at 7:00 PM IST and will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. One can stream the match on the Hotstar app as well (paid subscription).