ENG VS IND – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 1st ODI between England and India.
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England Team News
The England top order has been resounding in the last few series with all the batsmen, performing up to the tall stature. Also, Ben Stokes’ return will further weigh the entire unit.
The wicket at Trent Bridge produces decent amount of pace and movement which might induce more than three seamers in the England playing line up.
Squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Sam Curran
India Team News
In the latest update, Shardul Thakur has been named as replacement of injured Jasprit Bumrah for the ODI series. The likes of Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer and Umesh Yadav have also been roped in.
Skipper Virat Kohli may drop Kuldeep Yadav to accommodate one of the seamers to add more strength in fast bowling.
Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suresh Raina, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel
Top Funtasy Picks
England: Jos Buttler – The right hander averages a healthy 51.57 across formats this year and he is likely to continue his form in the upcoming ODI series.
India: Virat Kohli – The Indian skipper requires no introduction whatsoever when it comes to the ODI format. You can bet on him up blindly!
Punt Pick: Siddarth Kaul – The right arm seamer looked promising in the final T20I against England. He could be tried yet again as the third seamer by India in the first ODI.