India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat against England in the first match of the three-match ODI series being played at The Oval in London on Tuesday. India Came into the series by winning the three-match T20I 2–1 against England.
Batting superstar Virat Kohli has some trouble and will not play the first ODI. Shreyas Iyer will bat in his place today at number three.
Both Kohli and Arshdeep Singh were not considered for selection due to fitness concerns. Virat has a slight stretch in his waist, while Arshdeep has a stretch in his stomach on the right side.
The BCCI medical team is monitoring him.
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“There is some grass cover as well as it is cloudy. I think the sun will come out in some time. We want to put a score in front of us,” Rohit said at the toss as to why he opted to field first.
“We understand the importance of playing overseas, we want to do well outside India. Today is no different,” he added.
England captain Jos Buttler said that he too would have bowled first.
“I am learning a lot about myself and my role. Watching the ODI series, it has been a great learning experience,” Butler said in his early days as England’s full-time captain in limited-overs cricket. said in.
Buttler is also happy with the return of several senior players, including Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. “It is great to welcome those people back. They are some of the best players in the world,” he said.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk/c), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Bryden Cars, Matthew Parkinson, Reece Topley, Craig Overton, Sam Curran, Phillip Salt, Harry Brooke