After securing the T20I series by a 2-1 margin Team India started the 50 overs format in a grand style at The Oval and took a lead of 1-0 by smashing the hosts all around.
India will take on England for the 2nd ODI at Lord’s. In the previous match, Indian Speedstar Jasprit Bumrah stole all the limelight of the match by picking up 6 wickets that restricted England to 110, which India chased down easily with Captain Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten half-century.
It was a great sign for Indian fans that their Captain came back in form. After the clinical performance at the Oval Indian team will look up to beat England again in Lord’s and clinch the series victory in London.
Lord’s has always provided a sporting wicket in ODIs. Where toss doesn’t get much importance. It’s always been an average scoring ground. The average here while batting first is 238 while batting 2nd it becomes 213. 70 ODIs have been played till now in this ground. Batting first or second, both teams got similar kinds of advantages from the pitch. Like other English stadiums, Fast bowlers will extract some off-the-pitch movement from the 22-yard that would be challenging for the batters.
According to weather.com, there will be 25°C daytime and 13° at night in London on 14th July. The sky will be clear and the chances of rain are only 1% which means spectators will enjoy an uninterrupted game. The humidity will move around 43% to 52%
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The England team is looking forward to making a comeback in this series and to prove what happened at the Oval was just a bad day in office. The strong batting lineup will surely challenge Indian bowlers. But if Jasprit Bumrah can show his class again it wouldn’t be easy for any batter.
Indian star Virat Kohli would look forward to coming back in this game after recovering from his groin strain, which he sustained in Ind vs Eng 3rd T20I. Though whether he is fully recovered or not is not confirmed yet. If he couldn’t get fit before the match Sreyash Iyer will get another opportunity to prove himself Overseas.
Probable playing XI for India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna.
Probable playing XI for England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley.