Latest updates for first ODI

Ross Houston
July 12, 2018

Add Ben Stokes to it and England bears a formidable look. "This is the top four I would like to see at next year's world cup", he continued.

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 5-0 in their last bilateral engagement. After winning the T20I series, India will eye to defeat England in ODIs as well under the captainship of Virat Kohli.


Rahul scored a 70 against Ireland and followed it by an unbeaten 101 against England in the first T20. However, on the other hand, English spinner Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali, who destroyed the mighty Australians in the recently concluded ODI series, should find things harder against India's strong batting line-up that include in-form Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni. The first ODI will be played today at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

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. England's most recent ODI at Trent Bridge saw Hales make 147 as England complied a men's record total of 481 for six in a 242-run win, also a record, against Australia on June 19.


Along with Roy, the duo will like to take advantage of the Powerplay overs knowing fully well that some of the middle order batsmen including Test captain Joe Root and skipper Morgan himself are not exactly picking up Kuldeep's wrong 'uns. Kuldeep has claimed 20 wickets in his last eight ODIs while Chahal scalped 24 wickets in his last ten outings.


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