England vs India 3rd ODI Fantasy Cricket Preview


England vs India 3rd ODI Match Dream11 Team

“If we can use this game as a semi-final, a must-win with the pressure on, we can learn what we are doing wrong if we don’t win or what we are doing right if we do. Over the past year we have dealt with these situations well and hopefully we can carry on that trend.”

England bowler Mark Wood on the decider factor

Going forward, still 16-17 games to go [before the World Cup], we are looking at in terms of the games remaining where we could look at settling the middle-order slots.”

Sanjay Bangar, India’s batting coach, acknowledges the need to work out a settled middle order.


When: Jul 17 2018


Venue:  Headingley, Leeds


Pitch conditions

The surface at Headingley is usually good for run-scoring, with the white Kookaburra unlikely to be persuaded to do much whatever the overhead conditions: England piled up 339 for 6 at the venue against South Africa last year. The UK’s extended dry spell has resulted in a very brown surface with hardly any grass, which should bring the spinners from both sides into play.


Venue ODI Stats

Total matches 40
Matches won batting first 15
Matches won bowling first 23
Average 1st Inns scores 222
Average 2nd Inns scores 203
Highest total recorded 339/6 (50 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest total recorded 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by Eng vs Aus
Highest score chased 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs Eng
Lowest score defended 165/9 (60 Ov) by Eng vs Pak


Form guide (last five matches, most recent first)

England: W L W W W

India: L W W W L


Last 3 matches head to head

England : 2

India: 1


Team News


England have called up James Vince as the spare batsman in the squad he can come in place of Jason Roy if is not fit to play (Roy suffered a “laceration” to the little finger on his right hand).

Sam Curran has also been released to play for the Lions against India A, but Jake Ball remains an option.



Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling smoothly in practice, having missed three games with a stiff back, and should replaces Siddarth Kaul.



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, James Vince, Jake Ball


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




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



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



Jonny Bairstow

Joe Root

Jos Buttler

Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli

Shikhar Dhawan


Player to watch  

Kuldeep Yadav




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