India vs England ODI series is perhaps the most trendy topic over the internet among the cricket fanatics from different parts of the world. The Indian and the English diaspora have even booked their tickets, leaving behind their day’s work, only to witness a good quality cricket from both the ends. Not sure about Indian unit, but, certainly the England cricket players would be worthy enough for every penny spent on them in order to witness them in action.
Following a decimating defeat at the hands of the visitors, England cricket players would have surely devised some strategies to bounce back in the contest and give the Indian cricketers a massive thud on their butt. They would be opting in, for these 3 England cricket players services in the ODI contests, to get the better of the opposition attacks on numerous occasions.
3 England cricket players who could be a nightmare for the Indian unit
The English wicketkeeper is on a completely different note, since past couple of years. He is perhaps the most destructive wicketkeeper-batsman in the shorter formats of the game.
The level of carnage that Buttler has been unleashing over the opposition bowling unit, is simply unreal for any English batsman. Yes! You won’t find any player prior to Buttler, to have possessed such hard hitting abilities.
He is a weapon of mass destruction, which if properly focused, could prove fatal for the Indian bowlers at the moment, in the upcoming ODI series of the tour.
Matches- 114 Runs- 3091 Average – 40.67
Behind every England’s major innings in the shorter format of the game, you’d find Alex Hales’s name topping the list.
He could be termed as the Hitman of the English cricket. Just like Rohit Sharma, he finds it difficult to go all attack on the opposition from the 1st instant and takes his time in the middle. But, once he finds his rhythm, then you can expect a hailstorm coming at ripping intervals.
His contribution is just unshakable from the England cricket. His on and off performances though have been a concern for the team, but, considering his talent and technique along with a license to kill, Hales could surely kill off some Indian careers by the end of this tour for sure.
Also, he possesses a special liking towards smashing the fast bowlers, regardless of their skill and experience. So, one could say, that Bumrah is a fortunate guy to have already ticked off his name from the list. But, Bhuvaneshwar and Umesh might have strong chances to get butchered from him.
Matches- 65 Runs – 2302 Average – 38.37
Well, the English spinner isn’t someone you could easily toy along, especially when it’s a do or a die contest. He would lure you to go in for some highly juicy deliveries from his first spell.
Only if you are smart enough, that you’d realize how lethal those tempting deliveries could be for your unit if not skipped at the right intervals. Batting against him, especially in the English conditions is not anyone’s cup of tea. Many players find Rashid’s bowling highly tempting, which compels them to take the attack, and in the process, attempt many fatal mistakes.
Apart from being a very skilful turner of the ball, he could, in fact, turn out to be a pinch-hitter as well for the English unit. He has more than 9 first class centuries under his name, which is a perfect exhibition of his all-round skills.
If the pitch conditions help in the 1st contest, then Rashid might just end up taking a 5 wicket haul without breaking a sweat.
Matches- 70 Wickets- 107 Bowling Average – 31.14