Aiming to repeat his T20I success.
While India and England are gearing up for the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November, there is also an ODI World Cup to be hosted by spectators in the same time period next year.
If India’s long-term plan for the ODI World Cup needs an early push, this format of the game is likely to kickstart it for the upcoming three-match series against World Champions, starting at The Oval on Tuesday. is the right way. ,
For now, it is India, with their fresh, aggressive approach to batting in T20Is and leading them to a 2-1 win over England, who come in as the favorites in the ODI series. This year, India have had a mixed bag in ODIs – losing 3-0 to South Africa in January and defeating West Indies by an equal margin at home.
With the inclusion of ace opener Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli’s form can be thought of as India’s strongman in the batting department despite facing intense scrutiny. “All matches are important for us. We cannot play thinking that ODIs are not a priority, but we have to keep in mind the workload of each player. We will make changes but our ultimate goal is to win the match.
“We will not leave that thought process behind. For us, the aim is to understand white-ball cricket, how to play (like) newcomers playing. 50 overs is an extension of T20 (cricket). Maybe you ODIs take less risk than T20 cricket, but you have to take it,” India skipper Rohit Sharma emphasized on the importance of ODIs in the men’s T20 World Cup year.
England, on the other hand, will be playing the format for the first time since the retirement of 2019 World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan. After beating the Netherlands 3-0, England suffered a setback by winning the T20I series to India.
Newly appointed captains Jos Buttler and Jason Roy were scoring big runs against the Netherlands in the ODIs. But both were unable to pursue the same approach against India in T20Is, falling quickly and cheaply and looking to make a comeback in ODIs.
The hosts will also get a boost with the return of their star players Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow after playing a big role in England this summer by winning four of the four Tests. As the recently concluded T20I series revealed, one can expect a face-off between the two teams, with small margins to determine who will emerge victorious in the ODI series.
England: Jos Buttler (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brooke, Brydon Karls, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Craig Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, David Willey
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Shami , Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh.