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
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
|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
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
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