Home > News >

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge preview: Visitors can go for the kill

India is 1-0 up in the series © Getty Images
India is 1-0 up in the series © Getty Images

By Shiamak Unwalla

Aug 29, 2014

India came up with a resounding victory against England in the second One-Day International at Cardiff. Suresh Raina’s belligerent 100 off 74 deliveries ensured India had reason to celebrate for the first time since Lord’s. Ravindra Jadeja’s typically skilful showing with the ball choked England, as none of their batsmen could get a big score.

Rohit Sharma’s innings augurs well for India, but unfortunately a fractured middle finger has ruled him out of rest of the series. India have lost the opener who was looking in good touch. On the other hand, his partner Shikhar Dhawan continues to struggle, making the team management think twice about his place at the top. Virat Kohli was unlucky to hit one straight down the fielder’s throat, but one feels his troubles are more mental than anything else. Ajinkya Rahane continued his good form from the Tests, and looked settled at No 4. There are still a few chinks in India’s batting, but they remain a potent line-up in ODIs.

England will be smarting from the loss, but will take heart in the fact that they overcame a 0-1 deficit even in the Test series to destroy India in the final three games. James Anderson got the ball to talk, and Chris Woakes bowled a fine spell with the new ball. James Tredwell had the Indian batsmen in a tizzy, and will look to continue keeping them under the pump. The one weak link of the English attack remains Chris Jordan. The Barbadian was wayward, and ended up going for plenty.

However, more than their bowling England need to work out the batting line-up. Alex Hales impressed on debut, but the collective lack of ability against spin means that England will convince continue to struggle against the likes of Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.

If the pitch at Trent Bridge is anything like the one in the first Test, it is likely to produce plenty of runs (especially for Bhuvneshwar Kumar!). Given their performance in the last match, India are the favorites, but England have the firepower to bounce back.

Squads:

England: Alastair Cook (c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, James Tredwell, Jos Buttler (wk).

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Stuart Binny.

Time: 10:30 GMT | 15:00 IST

Complete coverage of India’s tour of England 2014

(Shiamak Unwalla is a reporter with Cricket Country. He is a self-confessed Sci-Fi geek and Cricket fanatic who likes to pass his free time by reading books, watching TV shows, and eating food. Sometimes all at the same time. You can follow him on twitter at @ShiamakUnwalla)

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

Murali Vijay’s 144 among most runs scored by an Indian on Day 1 of overseas Test

Live Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 1 — All matches

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India’s tail tales

Anil Kumble Australia India Moments in history Ricky Ponting South Africa

Shahid Afridi retirement: Twitter reaction

Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after 2015 World Cup: Report

Kevin Pietersen determined to make comeback despite selectors’ reluctance

Alastair Cook sacked in ‘hugely disrespectful’ manner: Andrew Strauss

India vs Australia 2014-15, 3rd Test at Melbourne: Joe Burns says dream come true to play for Australia

Can Eoin Morgan change England’s limited-overs fortunes?

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI series 2014: A look back at the series

Murali Vijay’s 144 among most runs scored by an Indian on Day 1 of overseas Test

Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and others scoring century on their Captaincy Debut in Test cricket

Batsman given hit wicket after mobile phone falls on stumps

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

683 Posts | 6 Fans

Mitchell Johnson's 37 wickets against England in Ashes 2013-14

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here