England vs India, 2nd ODI: Match Preview, Head to Head, Playing XI and Broadcast Details
India are in a dominating position with a 1-0 lead.
It was a memorable outing for Team India in the first ODI at the Kennington Oval as they thrashed the hosts by 10 wickets. The upcoming fixture of the three-match series at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground is anticipated to be as exciting as the first one. The two teams will square off against each other to take the series further, and as India aim to clinch the series, England would look to level it.
The Indian bowling lineup has been in good touch since the T20I series, and with the inclusion of the experienced pacer Mohammed Shami, the pace attack has grown stronger. Jasprit Bumrah was the standout performer in the first ODI as he bagged six wickets within just 7.2 overs to destroy England’s batting lineup.
Shami bagged a three-wicket haul and bowled an impressive spell as England’s batting unit was dismantled by the pace-bowling duo. India managed to restrict England to mere 110 runs, and in response, the Indian openers chased it down with sheer ease. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan kept their places intact and finished off the chase in 18.4 overs.
England will now look to bounce back strong from the heart-wrenching defeat. They have one of the strongest batting lineups, which includes power hitters like Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, who hold the ability to change the face of the game. The Englishmen will now aim to work as a unit and showcase a powerful game in the upcoming match.
The Lord’s pitch is a vibrant one since it usually has patches of grass on it. However, the pace and bounce in this area are more predictable than upsetting, which will motivate batters to maintain their position. The bowlers, on the other hand, particularly the pacers, will try and work to establish their dominance by taking advantage of the bounce and swing that this venue offers.
Playing Combinations for ENG vs IND
England has a great lineup, and all they would need to do is a little change in the strategies. They surely have the home advantage but India has read the conditions well. More sensible bowling and batting would help England to stand a chance against India. Meanwhile, the Three Lions aren’t expected to make any changes despite their defeat.
Predicted Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
The Indian team is likely to miss the services of Virat Kohli as there hasn’t been any updates on his recovery yet. Kohli was ruled out of the first game owing to a groin injury, and if he recovers well before the match, then Shreyas Iyer would make way for him. Apart from that, the Men in Blue are in great touch and would look to continue with the same winning combination.
Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli/Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
ENG vs IND Head to Head
Played- 104 | England- 43 | India- 56 | Tied- 02 | NR- 03
ENG vs IND Broadcast Details
Match Timings- 5:30 PM IST
TV- Sony Sports Network