This is the second match in the three match ODI series and it will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on March 26, 2021. The match will start at 1:30 p.m. IST and will be broadcast on Stars Sports and broadcast live. on Hotstar.
It was another overall performance from Virat Kohli and co as they went up 1-0 in the three-game ODI series. England put pressure on India several times in the game, but the hosts found ways to win with both bat and ball.
England were good with the ball up front and in the middle. They only conceded 39 points on the power play, then in 31-40 overruns, they took three wickets and gave only 46 points. At one point, it looked like India might not even go over 300 and waste the platform laid down by Shikhar Dhawan (98) and Virat Kohli (56). However, the brilliance of KL Rahul and newbie Krunal Pandya who brought India to 317 which was roughly equal on this surface in Pune.
Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy had organized the chase beautifully, helping England get off to a stunning start. They were 131/0 in 14 overs. However, one wicket turned the tide and it was a batting royal meltdown and the visitors lost all 10 wickets for just 116 races. None of England’s other batsmen started and Moeen Ali was the only player outside the forerunners to pass 30. Newbie Prasidh Krishna who was taken for granted in his first spell came back strong to finish with four. counters. Shardul Thakur once again picked up crucial scalps and took three wickets in total. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was excellent on the power play and the back half of the innings. Krunal Pandya got the staff at first but returned to cast an economic spell.
So it was a global effort by India. The series is online in this second ODI. England have not lost successive bilateral ODI series since 2014.
Both teams have injury issues heading into the second game. Rohit Sharma was hit in the elbow as he punched and did not take the pitch. Shreyas Iyer injured his shoulder and he didn’t look comfortable at all. He risks missing the rest of the series. Meanwhile, Eoin Morgan has a slit strap and stitches. However, he’s likely to play the second ODI while Sam Billings sprained his collarbone and he could miss the second game.
Probable game eleven
India: Shubman Gill / Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (week), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (sem), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings / Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Choice of harbor master’s office
Virat kohli: Virat Kohli looked ominously in the first ODI and continued where he left off in the T20I series. The Indian skipper scored 56 out of 60 balls and looked ready for a big one. However, that elusive hundred slipped away from him once again as Kohli fled and dumped him. It now has three successive half centuries of ODI (it marked half centuries in the last two ODIs in Australia). Kohli beats wonderfully and he will be one of the best captain choices.
Jonny bairstow: Jonny Bairstow looked solid in the T20I series and consistently made good starts. He came back to the top of the order as usual in the first ODI and watched with a sublime touch. He smashed 94 out of 66 balls to give England a blazing start. So, Bairstow will be a popular option as a captain in Fantastic Teams.
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2 player team
Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes
Team of 3 players
KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid
Team of 4 players
Virat Kohli, Shardul Thakur, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes
Team of 11 players
Jos Buttler, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Krunal Pandya, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.
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