England are set to take on India in the ODI leg of the series, starting Tuesday, 12 June. Jos Buttler will be at the helm for England as the full time captain after the retirement of Eoin Morgan.
England batting order will be at full strength against India. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- England played attacking cricket against Netherlands in their last ODI series
- India defeated England in their last bilateral against India
- Ben Stokes and Joe Root will be returning to the ODI fold
England will be shifting their focus to the ODI side of things as they take on India in the three-match series. The team will be led by Jos Buttler in the absence of their World-Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan, who decided to retire after a prolonged poor patch of form.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan sounded very interested ahead of the game and claimed that he would not be surprised if England managed to score 400 runs against the Indian team.
“England will be strong, the wicket will be flat. England scored 498 against the Netherlands, which won’t be possible against India, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see 400 being scored,” he said to Cricbuzz.
This will be first time that England will be playing with their full batting line-up since the final of the 2019 World Cup and Vaughan, while speaking about the combination that England like to keep it unpredictable, due to the kind of firepower that the team has.
“Livingstone will be there somewhere as well. You are never quite sure what the line-up will be, but they (Root, Bairstow & Stokes) will all play,” he said.
Vaughan specifically mentioned fast bowler Brydon Carse, who would play the first ODI and said that he would be the one to watch out for.
“Just watch out for Brydon Carse, the fast bowler from Durham. He bowls quickly. He has an angle similar to Gleeson so he will play a game or two,” he said.
England would be in a little spot of bother with their bowling line-up, where they do not have the likes of Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer with them. However, they would hope that the left-arm dominant attack does the trick against the Indian batting order.
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