india vs england 3rd odi match preview india needs to change game plan | India vs England 3rd ODI
IND vs ENG 3rd Odi Preview : The last and decisive match of the three-match series between India and England will be played in Pune today. In the second ODI, Team India also lost by a huge margin of 336 runs. Therefore, in the last match, Team India will have to come up with a new strategy.
The biggest problem for Team India was that it was not possible for England to break the opening pair in both the matches. Apart from this, the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandey also added to India’s woes. Johnny Bairstow and Ben Stokes hit the spinners hard and put up a big score.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has never felt the lack of Ravindra Jadeja like in previous matches. In bowling, Kuldeep was hit by eight sixes by England, the highest among Indian bowlers. Kuldeep scored 84 in the second match and 64 in the first. At the same time, Krunal scored 72 runs in six overs at an average of 12. In such a scenario, leg-spinner Yujvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar could both get a chance. Although Chahal is not in the best form, Kohli has no choice.
Expect a century from Virat Kohli
336 was not a bad score at bat, but a change in batting style is needed. The Indian team is confident of playing fast in the last 15 overs. But world champions England have shown that it is right to attack a useful pitch from the start.
Captain Kohli has scored half-centuries in both the matches, but today he is expected to score a century. Kohli has scored his last ODI century in August 2019. Hardik will be in the role of finisher but he has not bowled yet except for the recently concluded T20 series. Team management has to think about this.
In fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar along with Yorker T Natarajan can be fielded. By the way, Shardul Thakur is in form, but if he is rested, there is a chance for Mohammad Siraj and the famous Krishna.
England’s confidence, on the other hand, has grown. England are relieved that Ben Stokes is back in form. Sam Billings could return to the England squad for the final match. Billings was ruled out of the second ODI due to injury. Playing 11 is likely to include billing in place of David Malan.
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