England vs India 2018, ODI series – All you need to know

The No.1 ranked ODI side takes on the second place holders and the result will be top quality white-ball cricket.

Indian team
Indian team with the T20I series trophy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian team is on a bon voyage to break their jinx in England. They started their campaign on an auspicious note winning the T20I series against England in England for the first time ever. However, the tougher times lie ahead and there is no space for them to slack. The visiting team will play Eoin Morgan’s men in a 3-match ODI series that starts on 12 July.

This is certainly one of the most balanced Indian sides to have toured England. Having a genuine seam bowling all-rounder in the lineup is a great advantage to any side and India should look to make the most of it. They had won the ODI series against England 3-1 back in 2014 which will help them boost their morales.

The Brits have been unbelievably consistent in the ODI format since 2015. Furthermore, they are also bruised at the moment after the T20I series loss. They will come hard at the Indians to get some respite. Moreover, the English batsmen have played the wrist spinners well enough in the last two T20Is which could get India thinking for more potent plans.

For the home team, Ben Stokes is back and has shown signs of good form in recent times. England would benefit a huge deal from this and will look to make the most of the series which is considered the initiation of the World Cup 2019 buildup. All in all, it promises to be a great series – both the sides are expected to give each other some tough competition and the end result will be high action, top quality white ball cricket.

Teams

England: Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Sam Curran.

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

Fixtures

England vs India, 1st ODI

July 12, Thursday; 5 PM IST

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

England vs India, 2nd ODI

July 14, Saturday; 3:30 PM IST

Lord’s, London

England vs India, 3rd ODI

July 17, Tuesday; 5 PM IST

Headingley, Leeds

Broadcast Details

Sony Six, Sony Six HD (English)

Ten 3 (Hindi)

Live Streaming – SonyLiv

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