IND Playing 11: India and England will be back it again in the three match ODI series. India registered a 3-1 win in the Test series and completely outplayed the visitors. However, England did display a bit of character in the five match T20I series. At one stage England had the lead by 2-1, and were looking firm favorites to win the Paytm Trophy. But the Men in Blue bounced back in grand manner to win the final two games and the series in the process as well. Virat Kohli and his men will now be looking to carry on the momentum in the ODI series but could have a more challenging test, considering that England are the defending world champions.
Team India have do have almost the same players with a little more additional faces in the squad that could be given a nod. The likes of Krunal Pandya, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna have also been included to the list.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur.
It will be interesting to see if India go with their traditional playing eleven or go with the philosophy of giving opportunities newbies like they did in the T20I series. As per speculations, this is how the eleven could shape up as for the hosts.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan
The 1st ODI will be contested at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. The match will start at 1:30 pm (ist), and will be broadcasted ball by ball on Star Sports and Hotstar.