Home > Features >

India vs England 5th ODI at Headingley: Key clashes

Eoin-Morgan-of-England-watches-as-he-tries-to-run-out-Shikhar-Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (with bat) hit form with a well crafted unbeaten 97 in the previous encounter © Getty Images

With the series trophy safely tucked away in the closet now, India will look to extend England’s misery in the limited-overs engagements by registering a win in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at Headingley in Leeds. Amit Banerjee takes a look at some of the interesting clashes that could take place on the field.

Ajinkya Rahane vs James Anderson: Stark contrast is what one would observe when comparing the performances of Ajinkya Rahane and James Anderson in the fourth ODI at Edgbaston. Rahane brought up his maiden ODI century in a scintillating fashion, scoring ten fours and four sixes on his way. Anderson, on the other hand, conceded 38 runs from six overs without taking a wicket — surprising for a bowler who looked unstoppable during the Tests where he emerged as the leading wicket-taker with 25 scalps. Rahane tore into the Lancashire pacer, scoring four boundaries in an over. While the Birmingham contest was a one-sided affair, one cannot never write Anderson off in English conditions.

Moeen Ali vs Ravichandran Ashwin: The battle of the spinners is expected to be a tough fight. The previous game saw a mouth-watering contest between Moeen Ali, who picked 19 wickets during the Test series and the Indian spin-twins, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. The latter duo were getting pummelled by Moeen’s power-fuelled hits before the crafty Ashwin managed to shatter Ali’s middle stump. The contest between them is by no means over, and one can expect some more action to happen between the the England all-rounder and the lanky Indian off-spinner on Saturday.

Suresh Raina vs Steven Finn: While the Indian southpaw has had a golden touch in the ODIs so far, Steven Finn has not performed to the team’s expectations after marking his entry into the team during the third ODI. Can Finn use his height to his advantage and stop Suresh Raina’s march with a few short ones?

Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs England openers: While the opening pair of Alastair Cook and Alex Hales had got England off to a good start in the second and third ODIs, the Meerut-born medium-pacer struck back in the fourth game by removing both the openers cheaply, reducing England to 16 for the loss of two wickets. It will be interesting to see who wins the contest in the fifth one-dayer.

Gary Ballance vs Mohammad Shami: Gary Ballance was given an opportunity in the fourth ODI after not being included in the first three games, in which he failed to make a big score. Mohammad Shami on the other hand has finally found his old touch after a tepid Test series, when he picked three wickets while conceding only 28 runs in the fourth ODI and was clinical in causing the English wickets to tumble quickly.

Complete coverage of India’s tour of England 2014

(Amit Banerjee, a reporter at CricketCountry, takes keen interest in photography, traveling, technology, automobiles, food and, of course, cricket. He can be followed on Twitter via his handle @akb287)

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Australia's practice session

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Rohit Sharma gave a fantastic account of himself: Sanjay Bangar

Yuvraj Singh flays media for twisting statements on future in international cricket

India A beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in tour match; Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Karn Sharma shine

Kevin Pietersen saga: Stuart Broad, James Anderson saddened by bullying claims

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Rohit Sharma or Ajinkya Rahane — who should open for India?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

West Indies crisis: Trinidad and Tobago condemns West Indies’ pullout from India tour

MS Dhoni told me there’s nothing called ‘lucky’ or ‘unlucky’: Pankaj Singh

All-India PSU T20 Tournament: Oriental Insurance defeat HPCL

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in favour of Najam Sethi as ICC President

Justice Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot-fixing to be submitted on November 3

Mythbusting — the claim that playing for a weaker batting side handicaps a batsman has no basis

Younis Khan’s ban: why the ICC is justified

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Highest identical scores in both innings of a Test

Younis Khan — perhaps Pakistan’s greatest batsman ever

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

India A vs Sri Lanka: Fringe players look to impress

NGOs pursue education for all

Dance Basanti from Ungli: Put on your dancing shoes and practice the Basanti move!

Weight Loss Tip #59: Eat oranges to lose weight

Sensex surges 150 points in early trade to regain 27,000-mark

PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Google to offer business solutions to clients

Google X Lab working on nanoparticles to help detect diseases early

Priyanka Chopra has the best no make-up selfie on Instagram, think fans!

Lisa Haydon: I slept off midway while watching the original Shaukeen!

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here