Another high scoring game on the cards?

Another high scoring game on the cards

Royal London One-Day Series, First ODI, England vs India

Thursday, July 12, 2018, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Match Preview:

T20I series between England and India is done and dusted! It’s now time for the three match ODI series which starts today (July 12) at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Play starts at 05:00 pm IST. The side batting first in this Nottingham ODI is expected to break many records.

The first ODI between India and England will be the 50th ODI for Virat Kohli as captain. He becomes seventh Indian player to lead India in 50 or more ODIs. King Kohli would surely like to make this moment unforgettable.

Team India are sweating over the fitness of their opener Rohit Sharma and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while the hosts England seem to be in a dilemma of whether or not to pick Ben Stokes into the side that whitewashed Australia last month.

Considering the recent games played at this venue, the Nottingham pitch will be flat and assist the batsmen more. The top two highest ODI totals in history were scored at this venue both by England – 444/3 in August 2016 against Pakistan and 481/3 in June 2018 against Australia.

Last 3 ODIs at this Venue (that produced a result):

  • June 2015: New Zealand batting first scored 349 for 7 in their 50 overs. England chased it down in just 44 overs. Joe Root (106) and Eoin Morgan (113) made centuries.
  • August 2016: England batting first scored 444 for 3 in their 50 overs. Pakistan in reply bowled out for just 275. Alex Hales (171) registered his career best score in ODIs.
  • June 2018: England batting first scored 481 for 6 in their 50 overs, highest team total in ODIs. Australia in reply bowled out for 239. Jonny Bairstow (139) and Alex Hales (147) scored centuries.

Head to Head Record:

Out of 96 ODIs played against each other, England won just 39 matches and India won 52 matches. Two ODIs were tied – In Bengaluru in World Cup 2011 and the other is at the Lord’s in the same year. Remaining three matches were abandoned.

India have won 2 out of three ODIs played at this venue (Trent Bridge) against England. This will boost their confidence going into this match.

Squad:

England:

Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan

India:

Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suresh Raina, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel

ODI Series Schedule:

ODI #1: July 12 (Thursday), England vs India, Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
ODI #2: July 14 (Saturday), England vs India, Venue: The Lord’s, London
ODI #3: July 17 (Tuesday), England vs India, Venue: Headingly, Leeds

** Photo credits to Zee News

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