After a 66-run victory over England in the 1st match of the series, India obviously look to seal the seies,while England look to gain their chances to be in the game of the three-match series on Friday.
The most talked topic for this match is Shreyas Iyer's absence though will open the door for Suryakumar Yadav to get into the squad and continue from where he left in the T20I series. Shreyas Iyer hurt his left shoulder in the series opener and might need to undergo surgery.
Worries regarding KL Rahul's form put to rest in the first ODI against England, India have little to worry about as they go into a the 2nd ODI of the three-match series. If Rahul batted himself back to form, the performances of the Indian debutants eg. Prasidh Krishna and Krunal Pandya was the highlight of India's impressive win in the opening match.
Following a disappointing T20I series, Rahul found his rythmn in the first ODI, playing an unbeaten knock of 62. Debutants Krunal Pandya also played a 58 runs not out knock in 31 balls with a wicket in boling. And Prasidh Krishna got 4 wickets they both provided the much-needed impetus to the side.
oncerns about with the fact that India lost the toss three times in a row - fourth and fifth T20I and the first ODI. Still the won all three ancounters against England. Altough Indian bowlers have been able to execute their opponents.
Although England had many positives to take from the first ODI despite the 66-run defeat.As their openers with that 14 overs of the game,they played very neatly and classy. But once Jason Roy was out, with Bairstow following him back to the dugout, after the dismissal of both of openers they were turned upside-down. otherwise the operners had taken them up to a score of 131.
However, their middle-order failed and the match started to tilt in India's lap. Englands batting reformance, apart from the openers, was dispite having a good plateform at the top of the innings.
Time for the game:
Friday, March 26,2021. 13:30 Local Time, 08:00 UK Time.
Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
What we can see during the game:
The pitch of this venue was an excellent on the other day. The batsmen were able to play shots on the up and the track also had a lot of bounce for the fost bowlers to extract.
The conditions will be hot with the temperature around 34 degree celcius. The skies will be clear with the humidity also on the the lower side.
Indian management BCCI confired that Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the ODI series against England due to shoulder injury, touchwood Rohit Sharma is also doubtful to play next match as he got injured in last match also he did not field after get injured. Although the Injury was not that serious but if Rohit will not to play then we can see Shubman Gill as a replacement. Kuldeep Yadav? yeah, Kuldeep Yadav. If we look towards bowling then bowling is going good but Kuldeep struggled but Kohli should give his some more chance as Kuldeep could lose his confident if Yuzvendra Chahal replaced him.
Possible XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhwan, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav/Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
England's Skipper got injured and was ruled out of the ODI series against India due to a finger injuri. Also Sam Billings got injured too as he Sprained his collarbone in the last ODI match.So Sam Billings will be unavailable for the next match. In the absence of Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler will hold the captaincy for next to matches.
Possible XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natrajan, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sunder, Subhman Gill.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (w), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Liam Livingstone, Matthew Parkinson.
Predictions for the match:
In this match both teams are good home team (India) is a better team and favorite in the market also for me so you can back India also it can be risky as cricket is so unprectable when two good teams are there to against each other. As some safe bets you can Back KL Rahul to score at least 30 runs on Indibet.