Team India and England are all set to lock horns in a three-match ODI series starting with the first ODI game today in Pune. While considering the current coronavirus pandemic situation, it has been confirmed that all the three matches will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune without the spectators. However, for the third time in a row in this home season, Indian captain Virat Kohli has lost the toss and the England captain Eoin Morgan has asked the hosts to bat first in the 1st IND vs ENG ODI.
There is great news for the two newcomers in the Indian ODI squad as Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna will be making their ODI debuts in the first match against England. It was a very emotional moment for the Pandya family as Krunal received his maiden ODI cap from his younger brother Hardik Pandya. After receiving debut cap, Krunal was seen getting emotional as he remembered his late father while in the video Hardik was also seen consoling his brother.
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Alongside Krunal, Prasidh Krishna has also been included in India’s playing XI for the first ENG vs IND ODI game in Pune. India have also made some surprising selections in the first ODI against England as the duo of KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav have been preferred over the likes of Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal. Incidentally, in India’s last ODI assignment in Australia, Kuldeep replaced Chahal in the final ODI match. While after a dismal show in the recently concluded T20I series, Rahul will be aiming to do well in this important game against the defending World Cup champions England. India will be looking to set a big total on a good batting wicket in Pune.
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