When and where:
India A will take on England Lions in the fifth unofficial ODI match of the series, on (January 31) at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
The hosts have been spectacular all season long so far, and have won the first four games. They are looking really solid in all departments and it is clear that these group of players are playing with a chip on their shoulder. The BCCI will be taking note of some of the players who are shining in this series as there are a couple of spots up for grabs in the first team when the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 comes around. This is the ideal time for anyone to give it their all to capture the limelight.
On the other hand, England A are struggling to make any significant impact. The team seems shallow and clearly lacks the experience of playing in these conditions. They are not doing the basics right which is causing them to stumble easily. Some big changes can be expected in this game, but it is hard to see any changes in the result of the contest given the disparity in the quality of players in the two teams.
The match will begin at 9:00 AM IST.
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Ankit Bawne (c), Siddhesh Lad, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ricky Bhui, Avesh Khan, Himmat Singh, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Sam Billings (c & wk), Matthew Carter, Will Jacks, Lewis Gregory, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Alex Davies, Saqib Mahmood, Jamie Overton, Dominic Bess, James Porter, Sam Hain, Danny Briggs, Zak Chappell, Tom Moores
The probable IN-A vs EN-A playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: KL Rahul, Ricky Bhui, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Himmat Singh
All-rounder: Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda
Bowlers: Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shradul Thakur, Jayant Yadav
Wicketkeeper: Alex Davies
Batsmen: Ollie Pope, Sam Billings, Will Jacks, Sam Hain, Ben Duckett
All-rounder: L Gregory, Jamie Overton, Steven Mullaney
Bowlers: D Briggs, Matthew Carter
For India A, their opening batsman KL Rahul will be looking to lead the team with his bat. He scored an important mature inning of 42 runs in 77 balls to anchor the side out of difficult waters. This display also comes after him being scrutinised for the controversy that took place recently. His teammate in Rishabh Pant has been as explosive as he naturally is. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored a fantastic 73 runs to guide the side home. Amongst the bowlers, Shradul Thakur and Rahul Chahar have been phenomenal. They have taken 6 scalps as a pair last game in a combined economy of 4.40.
For England Lions, skipper Sam Billings, Steven Mullaney and Lewis Gregory are the most likely players who will be doing the damage against the opposition. Billings started off this series with a century but is yet to emulate that performance with the bat. The talent is clearly there with him, all he needs to do is work on his consistency. All-rounders, Mullaney and Gregory form the spine of the team. They are involved everywhere on the pitch and will be looking to contribute as much as they can.
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