India vs England 1st ODI: The first match of the three-match ODI series will be played between India and England today. The match will start at Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune from 01:30 pm. There will be toss at 01 o’clock. After winning the Test and T20 series, now Team India would like to maintain their rhythm of victory in the ODI series as well. Even in the ODI series, Team India has an upper hand.
Krunal Pandya may get a chance to debut
Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja of Indian team is also not part of Team India in ODI series. Akshar Patel had his shortcomings in the Tests and T20 series, but he has not been included in the team in the ODI series. In such a situation, captain Virat Kohli can give an opportunity to debutant Krunal Pandya in the first ODI. Krunal is a player of Jadeja’s style to a large extent.
Krunal, who has played 18 T-2-International matches for India, has been included in the ODI team given his current form. Krunal had scored two centuries and two half-centuries in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. Apart from this, his performance in bowling was also good. In such a situation, it is almost certain to debut in the first ODI today.
England is the current world champion
England are the defending world champions, but things are not much better for them. Fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the ODI series due to injury and he will not be part of Rajasthan Royals team in the initial matches of IPL 2021.
Apart from this, fast bowler Mark Wood who did well in the first few T20 matches, but he proved to be expensive in the last few matches. It will be a challenge for both teams to play in a new environment. Because India and England have played in only two cities so far. He spent three weeks in Chennai for the first two Tests while spending about a month in Ahmedabad, where he played two Tests and five T20s. Now all three ODIs will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune.
Possible playing eleven of Team India- Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (Wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Famous Krishna, Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
England’s probable playing eleven – Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curren, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.