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England v India
ODI #2, Lord’s, London
At A Glance:
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- Indians lead the 3 match ODI series 1-0
- Including the T20I series, all 4 matches were won by the teams batted second.
- India’s spin bowling arsenal holds the edge over the Englishmen.
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*Odds updated as of 14-Jul-18 12:00 IST
Cricket Betting Tips for the 2nd ODI of the Bilateral ODI series between England and India.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur
Head to Head
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Indians have played some cricket at this ground in the 2000s against England. The most recent encounter between these two sides at Lord’s happening in 2007. England trail the head-to-head with 2-3 win-loss record.
Lord’s have been a typical pitch for a match with a lot of ebbs and flows. Anything over 280 remains defendable here.
Still Bhuvneshvar Kumar is a doubtful starter for India. When your spinners can take 7 wickets for you, you don’t need anyone else. Englishmen’s confidence of playing at home appears to be vaporizing every passing day.
Alex Hales’ injury solves the Stokes dilemma for England. But he is not at his best with either bat or ball. The bowling unit managing to pick only two wickets will make their management think of some rejig in the bowling department.
After a dominant display, Indians will go with an unchanged side. If Bhuvneshwar gets miraculously fit, he might be replacing Sidharth Kaul.
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July 14. Lord’s, London. England vs India.
Exactly 365 days away from the 2019 World Cup final, the top two ODI sides have an opportunity of sizing each other up, making notes of strengths and weaknesses, and how well each can adjust to the conditions and dimensions of the venue. The T20I series and the first ODI showed that even such minute details matter.
If the teams were taking notes, England’s ‘To do’ column will include the words ‘read Kuldeep Yadav from the hand’ in capital letters. Twice in the last 11 days, the left-arm wrist spinner reduced the home side to a bunch of dumbfounded individuals on supportive wickets and has even put himself in the reckoning for Test selection with a five-wicket haul in the first T20I and a six-fer in the first ODI.
Eoin Morgan, though, has shown defiance on both occasions, brushing off any ‘concerns’. “We have played great cricket for the last six months and not come up against anybody like this, so it is a chance to improve on this area however long it might take between now and the World Cup. Considering there is only one left arm chinaman bowler in the world it is not a huge concern.”
Morgan is right about the statistic he uses, but World Cup favourites England are bound to run into India in the knockout stages – maybe even in the final – and need to be fully-equipped for another trial by the rare bowling art. As for July 14 of 2018, the stakes are lower – of taking the three-match ODI series in the final game in Leeds. But here too, the task is to be able to show competence against Kuldeep and do what they do best in ODIs – take control of the game in the middle overs. While ensuring they lose fewer wickets, they also need to tick another very important box against India – of picking a lot more. In the limited overs series so far, England have lost 32 wickets (out of 40) while only picking 12.
India’s to-do slate is fairly blank at the moment. As Rohit Sharma said ahead of the first T20I in Nottingham, both India and England are fans of chasing a target, and are clearly very good at it. Hence, being able to set a steep one and successfully defend it against England’s line-up would be a massive achievement on their road to the World Cup.
When: England vs India, 2nd ODI, 15:30 PM IST
Where: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
What to expect: A partly sunny day in the offing. As per Morgan’s assessment, the conditions at Lord’s will be similar to that of Cardiff, where their batsmen should be able to deal with Kuldeep in a much better and convincing fashion.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled with a short run-up in practice ahead of the Nottingham game but wasn’t declared fit to play. With only one day’s turnaround time, it remains to be seen if he returns to the side. If he does, Siddarth Kaul is likely to make way. The top-order doesn’t need a re-jig as of now.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul
Alex Hales has been ruled out of the ODI series with a side strain and that means England will continue with out-of-form Ben Stokes. Against a side like India, England will definitely want to go in with the cushion of a sixth bowler but the all-rounder struggled in the first match and failed to inspire any confidence.
Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett
What they said:
“If you’re analysing someone with videos, I believe that’s the biggest mistake. If you’re doing quality bowling, if you’re keeping it on a spot and if you’re bowling on a length and getting it to turn, then it is difficult for anyone. Irrespective of how many videos you watch.” – Kuldeep Yadav is not buying into the hype of England using video analysis to decode his trickery.
“He is very good and there is no getting around that. He exposes an area of our game that we need to improve on and I think that is a good thing and a healthy thing.” – Eoin Morgan is looking at the plus side of being outwitted by Kuldeep Yadav.
England (From): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan
India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur
Is this looming as a summer of torment by spin for England? The signs are heading that way. The weather continues to be hot, the pitches are dry and there are some masterful tweakers in the opposition. Eoin Morgan was putting on a brave face after his side succumbed to Kuldeep Yadav for the second time in a couple of weeks – and there is an element of truth in his comments that England won’t see many of his style – but they need a swift response at Lord’s.
They showed it was possible during the T20 series, winning Cardiff after Kuldeep’s matchwinning haul at Old Trafford, with such effectiveness that Kuldeep didn’t play the deciding match in Bristol. How India manage their new wunderkind will be fascinating; he has the potential to cause all manner of problems.
But it wasn’t only the impact of Kuldeep that was a concern for England. Their formidable record over the last few years has been built on the immense batting that can either set a huge target or chase one down. Now they are facing an opposition who can do the same. Chasing 268 there posed no scoreboard pressure on India, but the way they cantered to victory suggested that another 100 runs would have been well within grasp as well. There has been a challenge laid down to England’s bowlers as well as their batsmen.
England will hope that the venues for the next two matches – Lord’s and Headingley – will provide conditions more conducive to them, but they are facing a side who appear to have most bases covered.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
In the spotlight
Ben Stokes has rarely had to work harder for his runs than in Nottingham. His 102-ball fifty was the second slowest by an England player in ODIs since 2001 and by 39 balls Stokes’ slowest in ODIs. Until his reverse sweep against Kuldeep – just as England wanted a late push – he was at least able to survive, even if not always convincingly but could not put the pressure back on India’s bowlers. Some rustiness is to be expected after a lengthy lay-off but England need him to move through the gears quickly.
Virat Kohli is a man on a mission this tour – and he’s starting to tick with the bat. His 75 at Trent Bridge included some supreme shots, it was a surprise when he was beaten by a neat legbreak from Adil Rashid and stumped for just the third time in his career. Kohli has only played two previous matches at Lord’s – an ODI in 2011 and a Test 2014 – making 41 runs in three innings. His chance of a defining moment will come in August during the Test series, but do not be surprised if he graces the famous ground with something special this weekend.
England tend not to overreact to a defeat so they could easily go with the same XI. Dawid Malan is now a permanent member of the squad after Alex Hales’ injury while Sam Curran and Jake Ball are there if they want to freshen up the pace attack.
England (probable) 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 David Willey, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Liam Plunkett, 11 Mark Wood
The only change India are likely to consider is bringing back Bhuvneshwar Kumar if he has recovered from his back niggle. He would replace Siddarth Kaul.
India (probable) 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 KL Rahul, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Suresh Raina, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Siddarth Kaul, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Umesh Yadav
Pitch and conditions
Lord’s generally produces true pitches for one-day cricket although the bowlers can be in the game. England’s last outing there, albeit on a grassy surface that is unlikely to be seen this time, saw then 20 for 6 against South Africa. There was turn on offer in the recent Royal London Cup final. The forecast is for another warm, sunny day.
Stats and trivia
- MS Dhoni remains 33 runs short of 10,000 in ODIs.
- Kuldeep Yadav needs five wickets to reach 50 in ODIs. If he does it with another five-wicket bag at Lord’s he would become the second fastest man to the milestone (22 matches) after Ajantha Mendis
- The last time England lost two consecutive ODIs was 35 matches ago in January 2017 when they faced India in Pune and Cuttack; their last ODI series defeat at home was against Australia in 2015
“You have to give credit where it is due, he did bowl well and we need to clarify our plans and commit to them and just be better.”
Eoin Morgan on the Kuldeep factor