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IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles to watch out for in India vs England 3rd ODI

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IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: The No.1 ODI team England certainly decimated India by 6 wickets in the second ODI match on Friday in Pune to level the three-match ODI series by 1-1. England’s sizzling batting trio of Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and Ben Stokes played a pivotal role in demolishing the Indian bowling attack with their carnage of 22 fours and 18 sixes after the hosts posted a fighting total of 336 for 6. The ODI series decider between India and England will be played on March 28, Sunday in Pune.

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IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles

1. Virat Kohli vs Adil Rashid

It has been a staggering fierce battle between Virat Kohli and Adil Rashid in this white-ball leg of the India vs England series. Kohli notched up a fabulous tally of 231 runs in the recently concluded T20I series and has also scored two fine half-centuries in the first two ODI matches. On the other hand, England leg-spinner Adil Rashid picked up 4 wickets in the 5 T20Is at an economy of 7.79. Rashid has already dismissed the Indian captain thrice in the last 7 white-ball games.

Virat Kohli vs Adil Rashid in ODIs
Runs: 103
Balls: 112
Outs: 3
Dots: 38

2. Jonny Bairstow vs Shardul Thakur

England’s swashbuckling opening batsman Jonny Bairstow has been in a terrific form in the ongoing IND vs ENG ODI series. Bairstow smashed a remarkable knock of 94 runs off just 66 balls in the first ODI while he composed an outstanding innings of 124 runs off 112 balls in the second match. On the other hand, Shardul Thakur has proved to be a great wicket-taking asset for India in this home season. Thakur was the leading wicket-taker in the T20I series where he took 8 wickets in 5 matches and the right-arm pacer also picked up 3 crucial wickets in the first ODI against England.

Jonny Bairstow vs Shardul Thakur in ODIs
Runs: 62
Balls: 46
Outs: 2
Dots: 23

3. Ben Stokes vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar

England all-rounder Ben Stokes looked in a spectacular touch in the second ENG vs IND ODI match having notched up an extraordinary knock of 99 runs off just 52 balls that comprised of 10 sixes and 4 fours. Stokes and Bairstow’s fabulous stand of 175 runs took the game completely away from India. If India have to stop the Stokes carnage in the third ODI then their premier pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has to do the job with the ball.

Bhuvneshwar delivered a brilliant match-winning performance in the final T20I match against England and ended the series with an economy of just 6.39. He bowled really well in the first ODI as well and also picked the wicket of Stokes in the second ODI match.

Ben Stokes vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar in ODIs
Runs: 34
Balls: 20
Outs: 1
Dots: 5

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India vs England 3rd ODI

After a thumping loss in the second ODI match, India will surely make some changes in their playing XI for the third and final match against England on Sunday. Yuzvendra Chahal is likely to replace Kuldeep Yadav who has had a dismal show with the ball in the ODI series so far. England are expected to play with the same line-up as their regular skipper Eoin Morgan will not be available for selection for this match as well due to a finger injury.

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Kuljyot Singh

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