Indian openers resisted the batting attack of England but could not withstand the havoc of Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes in the India Vs England ODI series. Both the batters decimated every single bowler of the India roster. Prasidh Krishna was the leading wicket-taker for the team. He bagged two wickets for the team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also bagged one wicket of Ben Stokes and stopped him from making a century.
England bounced back in the second ODI match and sealed the victory by six wickets. Even though the Indian batting lineup played good cricket, the bowling side could not create pressure on the opening batting lineup of England. India Vs England ODI series is currently level up as both the teams have won one match. The third ODI match between India Vs England will be the deciding factor. The match will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune, on Sunday. Indian skipper Virat Kohli might make some changes in the playing XI to secure victory in the final ODI match.
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Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Pune
The weather for India Vs England 3rd ODI match is expected to be hot and sunny. As estimated by weather forecasters, the temperature is expected to be between 34 to 36 degree Celsius. Cricket fans can also expect that there would be no rain interruptions in the game.
The pitch report of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) reveals the last ODI between India Vs England could be another high-scoring run chase. The batsmen are expected to play their natural attacking game and score big runs for their team. As for bowlers, spinners will face turns and delay over the pitch.
Probable XI: India
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, and Yuzvendra Chahal/ Kuldeep Yadav.
Probable XI: England
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan/ Dawid Malan, Sam Billings/ Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (C/WK), Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid.
KL Rahul Returned in His Original Form
India openers could not give a steady start to the team in the India Vs England 2nd ODI. Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 98 runs in the first ODI, was bowled by Reece Topley for four runs. Rohit Sharma also struggled with the bowling attack of England and scored 25 runs before getting picked by Sam Curran. To rescue the team, Indian skipper Virat Kohli formed a crucial partnership with Kl Rahul. He scored 66 runs along with KL Rahul, who scored a brilliant century for the team. KL Rahul scored 108 runs in just 114 balls with a strike rate of 94.74. Later on, Rishabh Pant decimated the England bowlers and scored 77 runs in just 40 balls with a strike rate of 192.50. Hardik Pandya scored crucial 35 runs in the last over to help India score 336 runs.
England Openers Decimated Bowling Attack of India
Indian bowlers could not create pressure on England. The opening duo Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow made a crucial partnership for the team. Jason Roy scored 55 runs, and Jonny Bairstow scored 124 runs for the team. Ben Stokes also thrashed the Indian bowlers scored 99 runs in just 52 balls.
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Indian Bowlers Resisted the Batting Attack but Failed to Deliver Results
India Might Revamp the Bowling Side
Indian skipper Virat Kohli might make some changes in the roster to bag the India Vs England ODI series. It is expected that Kuldeep Yadav might be replaced with Yuzvendra Chahal. Also, the management might reconsider the place of Krunal Pandya in the playing XI.