Eng vs Ind, 1st ODI: Preview

After a convincing win in T20I series, India look to capitalize on the good form and avenge the top ICC ODI Rankings spot from England. Meanwhile England look forward to test themselves against tough Indian Contingent. If we compare both the sides then England is more confident & sorted with their batting whereas India has a string bowling plus fielding unit. Also, it will be interesting to see how many runs will be scored this time.

Head-to-Head: English side have a 19-15 edge over India in ODI’s played in England.

Pitch: The match will be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The pitch is expected to be full of runs & indeed which is a bowlers nightmare, as it happened in the England-Australia game few weeks ago.

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India– As per our poll results Raina is expected to feature at no. 4 to give solidarity to team with Dinesh Karthik retaining his spot.

Playing XI: Dhawan, Rohit, Virat(C), Raina, MS.Dhoni(Wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik, B.Kumar, Chahal, Kuldeep, Umesh

England- English team is expected to play a similar side to which played in T20I’s.

Playing XI: Bairstow, Roy, Hales, Morgan(C), Stokes, Jos Buttler(Wk), M.Ali, Rashid, Willey, Plunkett, Mark Wood


  • MS.Dhoni need 33 more runs to complete 10,000 ODI runs.
  • Raina need 60 runs to complete 8000 ODI runs.
  • Dinesh Karthik needs only 4 more runs to complete 1500 ODI runs.

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