IND vs ENG Fantasy Prediction: India vs England 2nd ODI – 26 March (Pune). Sam Billings and Eoin Morgan will miss this game for the visitors.
Hosts India will take on England in the 2nd ODI match of the three-match T20I series. This series promises to be a blockbuster.
India won the first ODI, and they would want to seal the series in this game. Shikhar Dhawan proved his form in the last game, whereas the likes of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Krunal Pandya also batted well. Shreyas Iyer will miss this series due to an injury, whereas Suryakumar Yadav can make his ODI debut in this game.
The England team possesses an outstanding white-ball team, and they would want to bounce back in this game. Roy and Bairstow will have the responsibility to give a solid start to the team, whereas Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings will miss this game. Mark Wood is the lead pacer of the side, whereas Adil Rashid will take the spin-bowling duties.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings ODI batting score at this venue is 297 runs.
Total Games Played: 5; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 2
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
England – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: India vs England Second ODI Match
Date and Time: 26 March, Friday – 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 Suryakumar Yadav.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, and Dawid Malan.
Death Over Specialists
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.
- Mark Wood and Tom Curran.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Wicket-Keepers
KL Rahul will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Rahul has scored 1394 ODI runs at an average of 48.07, whereas he had an average of 55.38 in the ODI games played in 2020.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Batsmen
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav will be our batsmen from India. Rohit has scored 9143 ODI runs at an average of 49.16, whereas Virat has scored 12096 runs at an average of 59.29. Surya has scored 2779 List-A runs in his career, whereas he proved his class in the T20I series. Virat and Rohit are world-class batsmen.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, and Liam Livingstone will be our batsmen from England. Roy has scored 3529 ODI runs at an average of 40.10, whereas Bairstow has scored 3301 ODI runs at an average of 47.84. Livingstone has scored 1552 List-A runs at an average of 36.09, whereas he has scalped 23 wickets in bowling. All three 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 2683 ODI runs at an average of 40.04, whereas he has scalped 73 wickets in bowling.
[Hardik has not dropped because of not bowling a single over in the last game]
IND vs ENG Fantasy Bowlers
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur will be our bowlers from India. Bhuvi has scalped 134 ODI wickets at an economy of 5.01, whereas he was brilliant in the T20I series as well. Thakur scalped eight wickets in the T20I series, whereas he has scalped 18 ODI wickets in his career. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Mark Wood will be our bowler from England. Wood scalped five wickets in the T20I series, whereas he 66 ODI scalps under his belt.
Match Prediction: India are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Rohit Sharma and Jonny Bairstow
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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