More than England’s dominant eight-wicket victory on Tuesday in the third T20I against India at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, former England captain Michael Vaughn has concluded from the first three games in the series that the throwing winner will take home the T20 World Trophy. held in India, comes in October.
“So it looks like the T20 World Championship in India can be won by the best Tosser !!!! #INDvENG,” he wrote on Twitter.
So far in the series, England won the throw in the first and third games and won the match with both the same and a definite margin of eight piggy banks, respectively. India won the throw in the second match and grabbed the victory with seven wickets.
Since 2018, 31 T20I matches have been played in India, 12 of which have been won by teams that fight first and 17 by the team that chases. India themselves have lost seven of their last 10 home games, fighting first. The last time a team won for the first time in India was in March 2020, when Afghanistan beat Ireland by 21 tracks. And the last time the Indian team achieved the same was in September 2019 against South Africa.
The odds of winning and losing of 0.705 from teams that fight first in India is the sixth best among host countries (which are full countries and at least 10 T20Is).
The next India will face England from the fourth T20I on Thursday in the same place.