After enjoying a cutthroat victory over the English unit in England, Men in Blue led by skipper Virat Kohli would leave no stone unturned in eyeing for the ODI trophy as well. A series win in the highly anticipated England vs India 2018 series will not only push the Indian team on the top of the ODI rankings but also give the Indian players a necessary boost up before the back-breaking 5 match test series.
Though a win in the T20i series doesn’t guarantee them a success in the ODI contests, still, Indian team could fancy their chance of making it big in the nerve-wracking shorter formats as well.
Let’s have a look at both the teams, their previous battles and some stats that could be broken in the 3 match contests.
England vs India 2018, 1st ODI Match details
Date– 12 July 2018
Venue– Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Timing– 17:00 Indian standard time, 11:30 am Greenwich meridian time, 12:30 pm local timing
Expected crowd number– Being a highly anticipated contest, one could expect around 14000-15,000 people to make their presence felt in the beautiful ground of Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Replacements from both the units
England– Tom Curran has been replaced by his brother Sam Curran, following an injury against the Men in Blue.
India– Shardul Thakur comes in as a replacement for the injured Jasprit Bumrah. Let’s see if he is able to fit in his shoes.
England vs India in ODIs
Both the teams have battled it out for a total of 96 ODIs, with 52 games bein in India’s favour, 32 in England’s favour, 2 ties and 3 no results. Indian team enjoys some terrific records against the home team and will look to eclipse them in their home conditions as well.
Previous England vs India matches in England
Out of 38 games played between India and England, in the English conditions, 19 have been won by the English unit, 15 by the Indian unit, 3 games ending as no result and a solitary game in a tie.
England ODI Roster:
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler( wk), Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Mooen Ali, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Jake Ball, David Willey, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett.
India ODI Roster:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawa, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur.
Records are meant to be broken, right?
- MS Dhoni is 33 runs short of making it to the 10,000 run club in ODI cricket.
- He would become the 4th Indian player and 12th overall to make his presence felt in the 10,000+ run club.
- Mahi would have a distinct record under his name, of being the 1st player in ODI history to get past the 10,000 run mark with an average of 50 plus.
- Virat Kohli is 412 runs short of 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. Well, it looks unlikely though for 412 runs to be amassed in 3 games. Probably 200 plus innings could help his case.
- England captain Eoin Morgan is short of 42 runs to reach the 5,500 run mark while playing for England in the ODI format of the game.
- Left-arm Indian batsman Suresh Raina, needs 60 odd runs to reach a total of 8,000 runs in the international arena.
- Also, if he would become the 15th Indian cricketer to have amassed 8,000 runs across the international level.