High-flying India were defeated by a resurgent England in the second ODI. Replying to India’s thumping win in the first ODI, the hosts gave an answer of their own in the second. The Jos Buttler-led side won the second ODI by a massive 100 runs clipping back the lead India had in the series. Currently, the three-match ODI series is level at 1-1 with all to play for in the third ODI.
Let’s look at all the details for the upcoming match:
India vs England Third ODI:
India: Having outclassed England in the first ODI by sensational bowling, Indian bowling looked sharp in the second one as well. The English batters however were more cautious this time around and got their team to a respectable 246. Indian bowling led by Yuzvendra Chahal (four wickets) troubled England top order batters this time around as well, but was not as effective against the lower-order ones.
It is however in the batting that India lost the game. The highest score from the team was 29 by Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja and that tells you all about the Indian batting collapse in the second ODI.
Indian batters would have to hold the fort and build partnerships if they are to win the final match. Bowling on the other hand just needs to be as sharp as they were in both matches so far.
England: Having lost in an embarrassing fashion in the first ODI, the home team made a great comeback in the second. From getting four ducks in the first to making significant runs in the second, the England top order improved which in turn got the team to a fighting total.
England’s bowling however were the ones on the back of whom the host team won the match. Reece Topley with a bowling figure of 6/24 was sensational. England’s fielding and field placement also improved massively in the second ODI and created further pressure on Indian batters.
India Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Players to watch out for: Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Virat Kohli
England Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Butler (c) (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
Players to watch out for: Reece Topley, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow
Pitch and Weather:
The Old Trafford pitch offers good bounce and carry which will interest pacers a lot more than batters. The weather forecast shows mostly cloudy in the area which could bring a bit of rain. Do not expect very high scores on the ground, it will be a lot more competitive this time around.
India vs England Head-to-Head
Played- 105 | England- 44 | India- 56 | Tied- 02 | NR- 03
India vs England Second ODI:
Date: 17 July 2022
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
TV and Live Stream: Sony Network and SonyLiv