IND vs ENG 1st ODI: India and England set to kick-start the three-match ODI series with the first game at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday. India are favourites in home conditions, but England, being the World Champions, will fancy their chances as well. In fact, the Three Lions will be grinding their teeth after losing both the Tests and T20I series. No way, the visitors will want to depart India empty-handed. So expect this series to go down to the wire. Ahead of first India vs England ist ODI match, we have got some early news for you.
Prithvi Shaw had a strong domestic season but the selectors overlooked the Delhi Capitals batsman. Devdutt Padikkal also missed out on the ODI squad against England.
But both Prasidh Krishna and Krunal Pandya, along with Suryakumar Yadav, who was handed his India debut in the recently-concluded T20I series, were rewarded for their good form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. As per sources, Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna will be named in the IND vs ENG 1st ODI India Playing 11. The duo is set to make their debuts.
KL Rahul had a distractions T20I series where he clocked two ducks. The Punjab Kings captain was dropped from the IND vs ENG 5th T20I series, with T Natrajan replacing him in the India Playing 11.
Long gone are the days when Rahul was one of the automatic players on the playing 11. His poor form along with Suryakumar Yadav’s rise has put his place in jeopardy. The way Yadav played in the 2 T20I, the Mumbai Indians batsman deserved a shot at the ODIs as well.