India came up with a collective performance in the first ODI as they won by 66 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
There were a lot of positives for the home team and the Indian skipper Virat Kohli was a proud captain after the result went his way. England, on the other hand, will aim to make a solid comeback.
We have the Match Prediction that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head to head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form of India: W L L W W
India was able to tick the right boxes and they will be delighted with their performance in the first match. The hosts did a good job in posting 317 runs after a sedate start and then their bowlers got them back into the contest after England raced to 135 runs in only 14 overs. India however will want more from their middle-order.
Current form of England: L W L L
England could face a huge blow as their skipper Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings are doubtful after copping with injuries in the first ODI. England bowlers did a fine job in the first 40 overs but veered off the track in the final 10. Furthermore, the tourists’ middle-order continued to disappoint as they couldn’t capitalize on the good start which was given by their openers.
Head to Head: Matches played – 101, Won by India – 54, Won by England – 42, Tied – 2, No Result – 3.
Players to look out for: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play a crucial role for the home team.
Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, and Mark Wood will hold the key for the visitors.
ICC ODI Rankings: England are placed at the numero uno position whereas India are in second place.
Match Prediction: India will begin the contest as slightly favourites as the hosts have the momentum on their side.