After the high intensity t20 series, the focus now shifts to the longer format of the limited overs series. Both these sides lock horns against each other in a 3 match India vs England ODI series starting from 23rd March 2021. Here we bring to you Cricdaddy’s live match prediction.
The venue for these 3 matches of India vs England ODI series will be the Maharashtra Cricket stadium situated in Pune.
It is expected to be a warm atmosphere for the first ODI encounter between India vs England. The temperature is expected to be in the range of 34–36-degree Celsius for the India vs England ODI match.
The wicket at the MCA Stadium Pune has a track record of being more spinner friendly. Since this India vs England ODI is a day-night encounter, dew might play a role later on. So, the team winning the toss would be eager to chase.
Probable XI: India
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Sreyash Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shradul Thakur, Bhubhaneshwar Kumar, Y Chahal, T Natarajan.
Probable XI: England
Jason Roy, Johny Bairstrow, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Curran.
Key players to look out for:
It was an action-packed India vs England t20 series. The lion’s share of the credit for team India’s series victory would go to the performance of youngsters. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan performed exceptionally well in their debut series. England on the other hand failed to capitalise on a few key moments of the series which led to their loss.
The current ODI squad of team India includes a few fresh faces such as Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Prasidh Krishna. These debut players would have a huge role to play in the series. All eyes would be on how Suryakumar Yadav continues his good performance when he gets an opportunity to play for the team. Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna can provide a good variety for the bowling attack. Shradul Thakur and Bhuvi would lead the pace attack in the absence of Bumrah.
India’s batting order would rely heavily on in-form Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. It is highly unlikely that KL Rahul would get a chance in the initial few matches to open the innings as Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma duo have performed better for the side as openers in ODI. Rishabh Pant may be made to do the role of floater as per the situation.
On the other hand, England would be eager to forget their t20 series loss and focus on the 3 match ODI series. England’s weakness has been quality all-rounders. They would expect the likes of Ben stokes and Moin Ali to rise up to the occasion and perform for the team. Their batsmen need to tackle the spin threat from Indian bowlers.
After the t20 series win, India would start as favourites when both the teams clash against each other in the first India vs England ODI match on 23rd March.