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Michael Vaughan: T20 is where the heart is for India

Eoin Morgan captains a young England side

"MS Dhoni can't afford to lose the T20 or the one-day series in the wake of the Test defeat and they know how to play the short form of the game, with all the IPL experience in the side."

India will have been badly scarred by the Test series defeat but their true love in the IPL age is T20 cricket and they should beat an inexperienced England side, says Michael Vaughan

India will be hurting after the Test defeat but I don't envisage any fallout for the T20 series. 

Firstly, England have made that many changes, with massive T20 players like Pietersen, Broad and Swann not around and they will take some replacing.

But, more importantly, India simply love T20 cricket and, in home conditions, it's hard to look beyond them, even at short odds of 1.618/13.

MS Dhoni can't afford to lose the T20 or the one-day series in the wake of the Test defeat and they know how to play the short form of the game, with all the IPL experience in the side.

England have got an experimental side, but it will be a good experience for the young lads. They will never have played in an atmosphere like it - the crowds go crazy over there!

In the absence of Stuart Broad, England have a new T20 captain in Eoin Morgan. I know the management really rate him as a cricket thinker and I'm looking forward to seeing how he gets on.

There's not enough time in a T20 to let the pressure get to you as a captain, so I'm expecting Morgan the batsman to have a good game, and I'm backing him to be England's Top Batsman at 5.04/1 or better.

As for India, I'll go with Gautam Gambhir at 4.57/2 or better. He's a good batsman and gets the chance to get a decent score on the board as an opener.

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20 December 2012

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