A scarred India will look to bounce back from their Test series defeat in T20 action against England in Pune. This is a format India lay claim to being the dominant force, but it’s fair to say they have hardly dominated in the international format.
India also have to bounce back from their Test woe with the nucleus of the side that lost the series, while England’s squad is much changed from the Test group, and a player who has plenty to prove for the home nation is Yuvraj Singh. He was dropped from the Test side and looked woefully out of form, but he is still a hugely talented batsman. If there is an early collapse in the India ranks, he could look decent value to be top India batsman in the first game at 7/1.
Looking at England, they go in without Stuart Broad who has missed out on account of injury. The spinners are likely to play a key role, but those seamers that can mix things up may well be the way to go and with that firmly in mind Jade Dernbach appeals as the man to take most wickets at 10/3.