Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: India vs England 2021 - 2nd ODI
The 2nd ODI of the three-match series between England and India will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune in India.
The way India and England approached the first ODI was vastly different, to the extent that it seemed that they were playing different formats at one point.
While the Indian opening combination of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan was content with setting a base for the Indian middle order to go big, England tried to kill the chase at the top with Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy going all guns blazing. They were successful at it as well, but then, that tempo is a lot harder to sustain through the 50 overs.
That said, both teams have had enough success in the format for us to realise that both methods are effective. England, in particular, can claim their method to be more effective as they are the reigning ODI world champions.
Rest assured that neither team will change their modus operandi as they have been quite successful with it in the past. It makes the ODI series even more interesting, as we get to not only see which team triumphs, but which method trumps the other as well.
This is the first time that India have won the first match of a series on England's ongoing tour, which sets up the ODI series nicely.
India might have to bring in Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav in place of Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer while England are likely to draft in Liam Livingstone and Dawid Malan in place of Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
India - KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler(c & wk), Sam Billings/Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, 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) – Jonny Bairstow (England), Virat Kohli (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Wood (England), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)
Most Sixes – Jason Roy (England), Hardik Pandya (India)
Man of the Match – Virat Kohli
Team Scores Batting first – England 320+, India 330+
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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