England vs India 2nd ODI Fantasy Cricket Preview


England vs India 2nd ODI Match Preview

The last time England lost two consecutive ODIs was 35 matches ago in January 2017 when they faced India in Pune and Cuttack; their last ODI series defeat at home was against Australia in 2015

Exactly 365 days away from the 2019 World Cup final, the top two ODI sides have an opportunity of sizing each other up, making notes of strengths and weaknesses, and how well each can adjust to the conditions and dimensions of the venue. The T20I series and the first ODI showed that even such minute details matter.

If the teams were taking notes, England’s ‘To do’ column will include the words ‘read Kuldeep Yadav from the hand’ in capital letters. Twice in the last 11 days, the left-arm wrist spinner reduced the home side to a bunch of dumbfounded individuals on supportive wickets and has even put himself in the reckoning for Test selection with a five-wicket haul in the first T20I and a six-fer in the first ODI.


When: Jul 14 2018


Venue:  Lord’s, London


Pitch conditions

Lord’s generally produces true pitches for one-day cricket although the bowlers can be in the game. England’s last outing there, albeit on a grassy surface that is unlikely to be seen this time, saw then 20 for 6 against South Africa. There was turn on offer in the recent Royal London Cup final. The forecast is for another warm, sunny day.


Venue ODI Stats

Total matches 61
Matches won batting first 26
Matches won bowling first 32
Average 1st Inns scores 235
Average 2nd Inns scores 216
Highest total recorded 334/4 (60 Ov) by Eng vs Ind
Lowest total recorded 107/10 (32.1 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Highest score chased 326/8 (49.3 Ov) by Ind vs Eng
Lowest score defended 204/5 (50 Ov) by Pak vs Eng


Form guide (last five matches, most recent first)

England: L W W W W

India: W W W L W


Last 3 matches head to head

England : 1

India: 2


Team News


Alex Hales has been ruled out of the ODI series with a side strain



Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled with a short run-up in practice ahead of the Nottingham game but wasn’t declared fit to play if he will come then Siddarth Kaul is likely to make way.



England : Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan


India : Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur




Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett



Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul



Jos Buttler

Jason Roy

Eoin Morgan

Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli

Kuldeep Yadav


Player to watch  

Jonny Bairstow

Ben Stokes

Shikhar Dhawan



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