IND vs ENG Fantasy Prediction: India vs England 1st ODI – 23 March (Pune). Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts India will take on England in the 1st ODI match of the three-match T20I series. This series promises to be a blockbuster.
India won the T20I series, and they would want to win the ODI series as well. Shikhar Dhawan is expected to join Rohit Sharma at the top-order, whereas KL Rahul will don the wicket-keeping gloves. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the lead pacer of the side, whereas the emergence of Hardik Pandya as an all-rounder is a huge bonus for the side.
The England team possesses an outstanding white-ball team, and they would want to take revenge of the T20I series. Roy and Bairstow will have the responsibility to give a solid start to the team, whereas Eoin Morgan will join them at the top-order. Mark Wood is the lead pacer of the side, whereas Adil Rashid will take the spin-bowling duties. Joe Root and Jofra Archer are not available for this series.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings ODI batting score at this venue is 292 runs.
Total Games Played: 4; Bat 1st Won: 2; Bat 2nd Won: 2
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal.
England – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: India vs England First ODI Match
Date and Time: 23 March, Tuesday – 1:30 PM IST
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
Where to Watch: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
Top 4 Batting Order
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, and Sam Billings.
Death Over Specialists
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan
- Mark Wood and Reece Topley
IND vs ENG Fantasy Wicket-Keepers
KL Rahul will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Rahul has scored 1332 ODI runs at an average of 45.93, whereas he had an average of 55.38 in the ODI games played in 2020.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Batsmen
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be our batsmen from India. Rohit has scored 9115 ODI runs at an average of 49.27, whereas Virat has scored 12040 runs at an average of 59.31. Both of them are world-class batsmen.
Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan will be our batsmen from England. Roy has scored 3483 ODI runs at an average of 40.03, whereas Morgan has scored 7598 ODI runs at an average of 39.37. Both of them will bat in the top-order.
IND vs ENG Fantasy All-Rounders
Ben Stokes will be our all-rounder from England. Stokes has scored 2682 ODI runs at an average of 40.64, whereas he has scalped 70 wickets in bowling.
Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar will be our all-rounders from India. Hardik has scored 1167 ODI runs at an average of 34.32, whereas he has scalped 55 wickets in bowling. Sundar has just played a single ODI game, but he has been a regular in T20I format, and he is helpful in managing credits.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Bowlers
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be our bowler from India. Bhuvi has scalped 132 ODI wickets at an economy of 5.03, whereas he was brilliant in the T20I series as well.
Adil Rashid and Mark Wood will be our bowlers from England. Rashid has scalped 155 ODI wickets, whereas Wood has scalped 64. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: India are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes
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