Things to look forward to in England vs India ODI series

Things to look forward to in England vs India ODI series

India, who had beaten England 2-1 in the Twenty20 global series, had conceded the top ranking to England at the annual update on May 2 but it will get a chance to claim back the spot.

The series is also a fight for the top spot in ODI rankings as a 3-0 win for India will provide them top rank in ODI team rankings, which is now held by England.

The series may also enable Indian team management to mix and match the various combinations, keeping World Cup in mind.

While India will be buoyed by their 2-1 T20 series win, England, the top ranked ODI team in world cricket, come into the series having crushed a below-par Australia 6-0 in their last bilateral engagement.

He added that India can use the series as a learning curve ahead of the World Cup and that the series will tell them much about how they are placed in their bid to be crowned world champions for a third time. Rohit Sharma scored a fine unbeaten century while Hardik Pandya impressed with both bat and ball.


Like India, the hosts' batting line-up also runs deep with the likes of Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Morgan and Ben Stokes.

England batsman Alex Hales will miss the first one-day worldwide against India on Thursday because of a side injury sustained when batting in net practice, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

While England will welcome back the previously rested Mark Wood - Jake Ball, like Hales, is expected to miss out on his home ground - and the head coach, Trevor Bayliss, will be resuming duties after a break, India's attack has been depleted by Jasprit Bumrah's finger injury and Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffering from a stiff back.

Time: The match will begin at 05:00 PM (IST). In the recently concluded three-match T20I series, India's spin-twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav showed the audience what they are capable off.

The England vs India, 1st ODI International live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.

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