India vs England Second ODI Preview Match Highlights:
• The 2nd ODI will be played today
• The match starts 3:30 pm IST with the toss at 3:00 pm
• India lead the 3 match series 1-0
The England V. India ODI shifts to the holy home of cricket with Lords hosting both the sides today for the India vs England Second ODI. England will be hoping that a change of location helps in a change in fortunes for them as well. Unable to lift themselves from the despair of losing the T20 series, they went onto be trashed and humiliated by India in the first ODI as well, losing by a huge margin of 8 wickets.
For the Indian camp it is all fun and games, a sunny atmosphere among the players helping wipe away the cloudy English weather. Riding high on Rohit Sharma’s and Kuldeep Yadav’s exploits, India have nothing to worry about or change in the team. The batting department is as solid as it could ever be with Sharma, Kohli and KL Rahul proving their mettle. An area of concern for them though is the lack of from opener Shikhar Dhawan has been. This along with the middle-order having hardly been tested till now can put India in a spot of bother if they lose quick wickets. However given the purple patch the top order has been in, it’s hardly an area of worry for the Indians. One area they do need to address though is the pace bowling department. The spinners have hidden the weaknesses of the pacers who have further been weakened with the loss of Bhuvaneshwar and Bumrah. The likes of Umesh, Kaul and Chahar need to work on their line and length quickly. After all it won’t be long before the English start exploiting their pace friendly wickets and we need to be sure that our bowlers are there to make merry on the green tops as well.
England meanwhile have some serious pondering to do. Failure to play spin paired with the incompetency of their bowlers to dismiss the Indians has lead to their massive fall from grace which they had achieved not so long ago against the Australians.
The second ODI match takes place at Lords in London and will begin at 3pm IST. The match will be telecasted on Sony Ten 3/HD and Sony Six/HD in both English and Hindi. Tune into the SonyLiv app for live streaming.
ODI squad India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav
England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood.
Date/Day: July 14/Saturday
Time: 15:30 IST
Venue: Lord’s, London
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