IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

With the series on the line, both India and England will once again have to be at their best in the decider.

Match Details

The 3rd ODI of the India and England’s three-match series will be played at the MCA Stadium, Pune on 28th March 2021.

This match will start at 1:30 PM IST It will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and can be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.


After a convincing victory in the first ODI by 66 runs, India was completely outplayed by the might of Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes, whose effort led England to hunt down the target of 336 with 6 wickets in hands and as many overs to spare. On the back of a century from KL Rahul and half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant, India managed to score better than the first game, after losing the toss.

Although, another brilliant century partnership at the top of the order between Jason Roy and Bairstow before Ben Stokes’ counterattacking knock meant that England faced no troubles during the chase. There was, though, a brief hiccup when India struck with three wickets quickly, but debutant Liam Livingstone and Dawid Malan made sure that England did not go down the way they did a couple of days ago. With the series on the line, both the teams will once again have to be at their best in the decider.

Probable Playing XIs for IND vs ENG


Predicted XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna


Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid

Captaincy picks for IND vs ENG

KL Rahul (India)

After concerns over his form during the T20I series, KL Rahul has silenced everyone through two brilliant knocks on the trot. He slammed a 43-ball 62 in the first ODI and followed it with a spectacular ton (108 from 114) in the second.

Jonny Bairstow (England)

Jonny Bairstow has been one of the biggest assets for England in the limited-overs format. His ability to go hard from the onset makes him the most suitable contender in any top-performer look-out. He missed a century by just 6 runs in the first ODI, but he did not in the previous gam,  where he earned the Player of the Match award for his 124 from 112 deliveries.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

 Jonny Bairstow, KL Rahul (c)

3-Player Team

 Jonny Bairstow (c), Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli

4-Player Team

Jos Buttler, Rishabh Pant, Recce Topley, Rohit Sharma (c)

11-Player Team

KL Rahul (C), Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Virat Kohli (VC), Rohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Hardik Pandya, Ben Stokes, Prasidh Krishna, Adil Rashid, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.