India vs England First ODI Match Preview-2018

Team India after their impressive show in the three T-20 internationals, will be looking to put up yet another dominant performance against England in the first of the three One day international which begins at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

With the 2019 World Cup scheduled to be held next year, Virat Kohli and his teammates in the three match ODI series will be having a fair idea of the playing conditions in England.

The English side who are currently World No 1 will be coming into the one day series, having comprehensively blanked Australia 6-0 in their recent bilateral series, and also notching up a world record total of 481 runs in Trent Bridge.

With the hosts having the likes of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan and even with the arrival England alrounder Ben Stokes India will have their task cut out to stop their run flow.

Indian team will be trying out various combinations, keeping the World Cup in mind.

With Lokesh Rahul in sensational form in the recently concluded T-20 series, star batsman Virat Kohli might sacrifice his No 3 spot to give Rahul a chance to make optimum use of his current form.

Rahul scored a 70 against Ireland and followed it by an unbeaten 101 against England in the first T20.

India will be hoping that Bhuvneshwar Kumar recovers from stiff back, which he suffered in the final T-20 against England.

Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will be looking to recreate the magic in the ODI series as well.

Ever since the ICC World Cup 2015, England have won 46 ODIs and lost 19 while India have a 39-19 win loss record during the same period.

If India manage to win the three ODI’S, then they will be overtaking England at the top of ICC rankings in the longest format too.

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