Pune: The crucial match of the ODI series between India and England today. Both teams have won the first two ODIs and are tied at 1-1. Despite a good score, India are worried about the bowling line-up which will not be able to defend England batting. The bowling success of the first ODI was not achieved in the second ODI and the match was lost.
The excellence of Indian batting prevailed in both the matches. But the challenge for India was not being able to bowl out the English batsmen in the opening thirty overs. In both the ODIs, the English openers put on a century to take on India. The batting strength of the Indian middle order is a feature of both the matches.
With the century, Rahul and the consistent Kohli have become the backbone of India. Hardik Pandya’s batting prowess and Rishabh’s delivery in the second ODI added to the depth of the batting. There will be a decisive change in bowling. Yusvendra Chahal is expected to replace Kuldeep Yadav, who could not take a wicket.