England tour of India 2021: 3rd ODI will be played between India & England (IND vs ENG) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
England’s batting remains their biggest strength. Their philosophy has remained unchanged, the openers are firing, Ben Stokes has been on a rampage and the injury-replacements have chipped in. They know the fast bowlers are inexperienced, more so if Mark Wood is not fit for the decider, but that’s not in their control. However, they’ll be happy the way Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali have performed. At the start of the spells, they have done enough to ensure India don’t get on top of them, and the hosts are, perhaps, leaving some runs out there, by not going harder at the duo.
Pitch Report –
With not much in there for spinners, Pune is as ‘international’ a surface you can get in India. A good batting pitch in the afternoon turns into a great batting pitch in the evening. For the team batting first, aiming for scores in excess of 330 should be a bare minimum.
Last five complete match –
IND – L-W-W-L-L
ENG – W-L-L-W-L
Probable Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya/Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, 1Prasidh Krishna/T Natarajan
If Wood is fit, he will replace either Reece Topley or Tom Curran, the latter being more likely after conceding 83 runs in the last match. According to England, the fitness results of Wood and Sam Billings will only be known on match day.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (capt & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Mark Wood/Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
- India are looking to avoid a third-straight ODI series defeat. They lost 1-2 in Australia and 0-3 in New Zealand.
- Dhawan needs 90 to become the 10th Indian to get 6000 ODI runs.
- Bairstow and Roy had hit 13 century stands as openers in ODI cricket, the most by an England pair and the fifth-highest among openers.
- In the last five matches at Pune, the average first-innings score has been 303.20 with the contests 3-2 in favour of the chasing side.
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Wicket Keeper – L Rahul, J Buttler
Batsmen – V Kohli, S Sharma, S Dhawan, J Roy
All-rounder – K Pandya, B Stokes
bowler – B Kumar, P Krishna, M Wood
C & VC Selection –
Safe Options: v Kohli, R Sharma, B Stokes, J Buttler
Risky Options: S Dhawan, K Pandya, KL Rahul, M Wood, B Kumar, P Krishna