India will face England in the final ODI of the three-match series on Sunday July 17 at Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium. The series is balanced on the razor’s edge as the two teams are locked 1-1 after winning each of the two games.
Both encounters were one-sided as India edged England in the first game to register a crushing victory by 10 wickets while England beat India by 100 runs to secure the second game.
Jos Butler will be desperate to secure the next game and win his first series as England captain. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and the Indian side will want to triumph in the 50s format as after sweeping the T20I series.
India’s biggest concern ahead of the match will be their midfield order. Virat Kohli’s constant failure to score points proves to be a threat to the team. England could capitalize on the inexperience of India’s middle order which will feature Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant.
With the ODI World Cup still 15 months away, serious deliberation is needed whether Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli will be India’s number 1, 2 and 3 in the future. Coming to Kohli, he might be looking forward to that break of more than a month after this game, as he would have to return to the nets and the drawing board to seek a solution to his front foot press and sting problem. and pushing deliveries away from length.
It will be an exciting clash between the two cricketing giants and only time will tell who wins the ODI series on Sunday.
The weather for the England vs India Third ODI game looks partially cloudy for July 17. The temperature in Manchester will be below 30 degrees Celsius and no rain is expected throughout the game. The wind speed should be 11 km/h and the precipitation rate 1.5%.
England (ENG) vs India (IND) Possible starting XI:
Anticipated starting lineup for England: Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Matt Parkinson, Reece Topley
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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