ENG vs IND, 2018: Best India ODI XI from all England tours

ENG vs IND, 2018: Best India ODI XI from all England tours

The best team that has ever toured England in the past.

Indian team
Indian team celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian cricket team has been a force to reckon with in ODI cricket in recent times. The team has won many laurels and gives a tough competition to any team in this format. The team won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and was in the top-4 in 2015. Also, they won the Champions Trophy in 2013 and were the finalists in 2017.

Having a well-rounded, balanced side has enabled India to achieve these results. However, England is one place where the team hasn’t found great success in this format. They have struggled in the difficult English conditions in ODIs. There aren’t many success stories in the country except for a few like the Natwest Trophy in 2002, the series win in 2014. On that note, here is the Best India ODI XI that has the capability to give some tough competition to England in England.

1. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar & Suresh Raina
Sachin Tendulkar & Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar is one of the finest players to have ever played this game. The ‘Master Blaster’ has scored 18,426 runs in ODI cricket, the highest by any player. He maintained an average of about 45 in the 463 international games that he played. Sachin maintained somewhat similar consistency playing in England as well.

He is the second-highest scorer for India in England. Sachin scored 639 runs in 17 games at an average close to 40 in England. He scored at a strike rate of 85 over there and also hit a century. Sachin last played an ODI in England in 2007 but has played some very memorable innings there.

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