India vs England 1st ODI: After winning the T20 series, the team will now want to maintain its rhythm of victory in the India ODI series as well. The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and England will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune from 01:30 pm today. Even before this match, captain Virat Kohli has made it clear who will start the innings with Rohit Sharma.
Rohit and Dhawan will open – Kohli
Indian captain Virat Kohli said that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will start the innings in the first ODI against England. India recently tried a total of four opening pairs in the T20 series against England. At the same time, Kohli himself opened with Rohit in the last match.
Speaking to the media ahead of the match, Kohli said, “As far as the opening is concerned, there is no doubt that Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will come on as openers. When it comes to ODI cricket, I don’t think Rohit and Dhawan will have some trouble to take them along. Both of them have done very well in the last few years. “
Significantly, Dhawan’s performance in ODI cricket has been very good. However, he has played only 09 ODIs since June 2019 due to injury and corona virus during the World Cup. Even in these 09 matches, he did not bat in two matches. Dhawan has scored 2, 36, 74, 96, 74, 30 and 16 runs respectively in the last seven ODIs.
Kohli said, “Scheduling is something that is not under our control. For us it is an international match and all international matches are important. It is an opportunity to represent our team and our only focus is on it. “
The Indian captain said, “Yes, I have said many times that scheduling and workload are the things that everyone should be aware of. Especially in today’s time when we do not know when to get banned and in future also you will be in bio bubble Have to play. “
He added, “I think it is important that how much cricket you are playing, not only on the physical side but also mentally. Players need to discuss and get advice about this. I don’t think this cricket system And it is good to carry forward the tradition of cricket. We should create such a system in future so that we become stronger. “