Live Updates: Their middle-order frailties laid naked within the earlier match, India could be aiming to plug the loopholes within the deciding third and remaining ODI in opposition to England, the place a win would fetch Virat Kohli’s males their 10th successive collection triumph.
The reside telecast of the match will begin at 5PM on July 17 (Tuesday). The match will be seen reside on the Sony Six and Sony Three HD and reside streaming might be obtainable on SonyLIV.com. You can too comply with our reside weblog for ball-by-ball updates and evaluation on cricketnext.com. Smarting from their 86-run loss on the Lord’s after profitable the primary recreation in Nottingham by eight wickets, India have their process reduce out. Victory in London confirmed England’s spot because the No.1 ODI aspect within the ICC Rankings. A win for India at Headlingley will solely assist shut the hole and hand them the bragging rights earlier than the Take a look at collection begins on August 1. India had beforehand gained the T20I collection 2-1. The Males in Blue have been on a high-flying streak in bilateral ODI cricket. Going way back to January 2016, once they final misplaced Four-1 in Australia, India have gained each bilateral ODI collection since, beating Zimbabwe, New Zealand (twice), England, West Indies, Sri Lanka (twice), Australia and South Africa, each dwelling and away.It is usually one other alternative to determine their ODI supremacy over England, for India have not misplaced a bilateral contest to this opposition since 2011. Since that Three-Zero loss right here seven years in the past, India have loved the upper-hand, profitable 10 out of 17 matches.
Contemplating England’s ascendancy in white-ball cricket since 2015, the equation has balanced out during the last two encounters. India gained the closely-fought dwelling collection 2-1 in January 2017, and now the present contest will end with the identical score-line, both approach. England have been discovered to be a sterner prospect in ODIs than T20Is as their Lord’s victory underlined. In flip, it additionally highlighted India’s evident weaknesses within the 50-over format, that are shielded to a sure diploma in T20 cricket. Whereas India’s spinners had been in competition all through, the tempo assault lacked penetration, notably within the dying overs. 82 runs had been conceded within the remaining eight overs at Lord’s, with Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul and Hardik Pandya conceding 62 amongst them in six overs. This underlines India’s dependence on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Judging by his exploits on the final two excursions to Sri Lanka and South Africa, Kumar is a large miss for India on this ODI collection and there’s no official phrase on his health or availability but. He did bowl within the nets at Lord’s earlier than the second ODI and is on path to restoration. But it surely stays to be seen if he might be included within the aspect for this decider forward of Kaul or Umesh Yadav.
At Pallekele final August, Kumar had scored a match-winning maiden half-century underneath MS Dhoni’s firm after India had been decreased to 131-7 within the 237-run chase. In South Africa too, Kumar made very important contributions decrease within the order. His continued absence will imply that India have a protracted tail, placing extra duty on the highest and center order. The latter is particularly over-burdened with the gaping gap at quantity 4. It’s thought of essentially the most very important place for any profitable ODI aspect, but India are struggling to discover a answer to their revolving door conundrum for a while now. This collection has marked the return of KL Rahul at quantity 4 since that Lankan tour. Lord’s was his first massive take a look at, contemplating the nice run of kind he has been in recently. But it surely got here to nought, actually. India have Dinesh Karthik and Shreyas Iyer on the bench. The previous has been in effective nick of late, whereas the latter has two half-centuries in his first six ODIs. Iyer additionally gave a great account of himself in Port Elizabeth batting at quantity 5. Regardless of his gradual knock at Lord’s, it’s almost inconceivable that the group administration will think about favouring Karthik forward of Dhoni.
It’s to be famous that the earlier ODI was solely the third occasion on this UK tour the place Dhoni bought an opportunity to bat within the center, after T20 outings in Dublin and Cardiff. In a approach, that lack of batting time confirmed in his incoherent innings. Whereas Dhoni has the backing of each Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, as soon as once more it underlines India’s dependence on the top-order trio of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Within the final two seasons, the trio have scored almost 60 p.c of India’s ODI runs and have become a cornerstone to the group’s repeated successes on this format. For England in the meantime, not solely is that this collection an opportunity to enhance their report in opposition to India. However victory in opposition to arguably the hardest opposition they’ve confronted lately may also approve plans forward of the World Cup in a 12 months’s time. With Joe Root again amongst runs and the remaining batsmen negotiating wrist spin to a larger diploma, their solely concern is the patchy type of all-rounder Ben Stokes. It’s understood that he may nonetheless be feeling the affect of his latest hamstring harm and isn’t taking part in at full steam. However he’ll proceed to be part of their set-up in what ought to be an exhilarating finale to the limited-overs’ leg of this lengthy tour.
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jake Ball, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wooden, James Vince.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Siddarth Kaul, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.