Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: India vs England 2021 - 1st ODI
The 1st ODI of the three-match series between England and India will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune in India.
Live Scores and Stats - 1st ODI England v India
India and England have played a total of 100 one-day matches against each other. India have won 53 of them while England have won 42, with two matches ending in a tie and three finishing without any result. Out of the 48 matches played in India, the home side has won 31 while England have won 16.
However, all that will have little weightage as the three-match ODI series begins. With not a lot of ODI cricketing action on either side of the series and the next showpiece event in the 50-over format a couple of years away, the series will serve as a platform to provide opportunities.
Players from both sides would want to make a mark in order to be in contention for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
India have an embarrassment of riches. They can either open with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan while resting Rohit Sharma. At the same time, they can play KL Rahul as the first-choice wicket keeper batsman ahead of Rishabh Pant.
In the bowling department, the team will have to go in with 6 bowling options with Hardik Pandya unlikely to bowl his full quota of 10 overs. Krunal Pandya is expected to get a look in.
For England, Sam Billings will make an appearance in the middle order. Two out of Sam Curran, Tom Curran and Reece Topley will play. Moeen Ali is expected to play ahead of Matt Parkinson and partner Adil Rashid in England's spin attack.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
India - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur/Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav
England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Reece Topley/Tom Curran, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - India
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Eoin Morgan (England), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Wood (England), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)
Most Sixes – Jason Roy (England), Rishabh Pant (India)
Man of the Match – Rohit Sharma
Team Scores Batting first – England 290+, India 300+
Match Handicap India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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