After facing a mauling at the hands of India in the first ODI, a beleaguered England unit will face India at Lord’s in a bid to salvage the 3-match ODI series.
England was back at Trent Bridge for the first ODI, a venue where a few days ago, they’d pulverized the Aussie bowlers to submission and posted the highest-ever ODI total- 6-481. After racing to 0-71 in the first ten overs, they looked well on course for another Brobdingnagian total. But then, the perennial problems of English batsmen came to the fore- yet again. Kuldeep was introduced into the attack and in no time accounted for Roy (38), who went for a reverse-sweep and perished. The floodgates were well and truly opened and Kuldeep then proceeded to rip out two of England’s established Test batsmen in Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. All of a sudden, 0-73 had become 3-82, and England didn’t know where the next run would come from.
Venue:- Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
Match Timings:- Saturday, July 14, 2018, 03:30 PM IST
Jos Butter looked the most promising of England’s batsmen and in his 93-run partnership with Ben Stokes momentarily threatened India. Buttler was dismissed by Kuldeep thanks to an outstanding leg-side catch from MS Dhoni. Stokes scratched his way to a painstaking 103-ball-50 and in a bid to up the ante perished to Yadav. Yadav, then accounted for Willey to become the first ever left-arm leg-spinner to claim a six-wicket-haul. England scramped their way to a well below-par 268 which was chased down by the duo of Rohit (137) and Kohli (75) with breathtaking ease to pull-off a memorable eight-wicket win.
Read on for ENG vs IND team news and ENG vs IND dream11 prediction.
The pitch at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground usually favours the team bowling first with the conditions easing out considerably. In 61 ODI matches, teams batting first have won on 26 occasions while the chasing team has won in 32 instances.
ENG vs IND Team News:
Eoin Morgan (C), Joe Root, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Jason Roy, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Jonny Bairstow
Virat Kohli (c), Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
ENG vs IND Playing 11:
The probable ENG vs IND playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: Jos Butler
Batsmen: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root
All-rounder: David Willey, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid (D: Jake Ball)
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav
ENG vs IND Players to watch out for:
ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:-