IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 2nd ODI
Ben Stokes is a must pick for both of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.
Updated - Mar 26, 2021 1:07 pm
The 2nd of the 3-match ODI series between India and England will be played on 26th March at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
The match is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM IST and local time. It will be streamed live on Star Sports Network, Jio Sports and also can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
India will take on England in the 2nd of the 3-match ODI series on Friday. From being getting whacked by the English openers till the 14th over, India made a grand come back to bowl the Three Lions out inside 43 overs and won the game by 66 runs in the end. Krunal Pandya’s inclusion into the team gives a perfect balance for the side and also provides an extra bowling option for the skipper Virat Kohli. Shreyas Iyer will miss the remainder of the series due to dislocated shoulder, while Rohit Sharma is doubtful for the 2nd ODI. Shubman Gill, Surya Kumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant are in the race to fill these spots.
On the other hand, England will be devastated to lose the 1st ODI after getting an impeccable start from their openers. Middle-order’s collapse made them lose the first game of the series. They missed the services of Joe Root very badly in the 1st ODI. England needs to revamp their batting order in this ODI, but what would provide them with confidence is the form of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, who are currently one of the most successful batting pairs in the ODI format. There is still uncertainty about the availability of injured Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings for the 2nd ODI.
IND vs ENG Weather Report for 2nd ODI:
It will be bright and sunny in the afternoon with the maximum temperature hovering at 37 degrees Celsius and it will drop down to 30 degrees Celsius in the evening, and the humidity levels are low at 20 per cent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
The surface here in Pune has got good pace and bounce. Batsmen can score runs all day long once they are settled, and there is not much of a turn for the spinners. Both sides can bring additional pacer into the eleven. Since the ball is coming quite well in the second half, whoever wins the toss should bowl first.
Average first innings score:
297 (Last 5 matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0
Injury and Availability News:
For India: Shreyas Iyer is ruled out of the remaining two ODI matches due to dislocated shoulder
For England: Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings are out
IND vs ENG Today’s Playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
Matt Parkinson, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Jake Ball
IND vs ENG Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Shikhar Dhawan found his form back in the 1st ODI and scored 98 runs at a strike rate of 92.45. He missed his 18th ODI century by just 2 runs, but it seems as if that is on the cards.
Lokesh Rahul had a miserable T20I series, but he is a completely different player in the ODIs. His unbeaten knock of 62 runs pushed India to score more than 300 runs in the 1st ODI.
Virat Kohli is always a consistent performer in the ODI format. He bought up his 61st half-century in the 1st ODI. Overall in his ODI career, he has accumulated 12096 runs in 243 innings at an average of 59.29.
Debutant Krunal Pandya was the surprise element for India in the 1st ODI. He came in when India was struggling to reach the 270-run mark, but his incredible knock of 58* runs from 31 balls made India surpass 300 runs.
Jonny Bairstow is always a dangerous batsman in the ODI format. He took Indian bowlers to the cleaners in the 1st ODI and scored 94 runs from 66 balls.
Jason Roy too had a good outing with the bat in the 1st ODI. Along with Jonny Bairstow, Roy added 135 runs for the first wicket in just 14.2 overs. Roy accumulated 46 runs from 35 balls.
Jos Buttler didn’t fire in the 1st ODI, but he is an experienced batsman in the middle-order for England in the 50-over format. He has scored 3857 runs in 121 innings at an average of 39.36 including 9 centuries and 20 half-centuries.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Krunal Pandya
Vice-Captain Options – Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Lokesh Rahul, Jos Buttler
Batters – Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (vc)
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, Adil Rashid
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler
Batters – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Stokes (vc)
Bowlers – Reece Topley, Shardul Thakur, Tom Curran
Ben Stokes will be an X-factor for England. He picked up 3 important wickets in the 1st ODI at an economy of 4.2 runs per over and he can do damage with the bat as well. He is a must pick for both of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.
Today’s IND vs ENG Probable Winners:
India are expected to win this match.