Incessant rain caused the 1st ODI to be called off © Getty Images

Aug 25, 2014

Fans were eagerly and patiently waiting for play to start at Bristol, but incessant rain ensured that play would not be possible between India and England at Bristol and now both teams move to Wales and play the second One-Day International (ODI) at Cardiff. There was a possibility of a T20 match being played out between the teams a la Champions Trophy final 2013, but rain had to stop before 2.30 local time, by which the toss had to be taken. That unfortunately did not happen.

After the 1-3 drubbing in Tests, Indian team has faced criticism from all sides. Moreover, the change in support staff and appointment of ‘Team Director’ Ravi Shastri has ensured that the visitors grabbed the headlines more often than the hosts. On Monday, India will have to keep aside all the chaos and look to perform in a format where they are ranked No 2.

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