MS Dhoni (right) will be hoping India can bounce back in the second ODI © PTI
Kochi: Jan 15, 2013
India take on England in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, today.
Still smarting from their narrow nine-run defeat in the opening ODI match, a struggling India will have to work on their bowling frailties and inconsistent batting.
With the top order batsmen failing repeatedly, the team management may toy with the idea of bringing in Cheteswar Pujara though captain MS Dhoni is not keen to tamper with the composition of the team as yet.
In the first ODI, India’s bowling frailties were exposed as they conceded 38 runs in the last two overs, which cost them the match and the bowlers really have to sort out their problems of bowling at the death overs if the hosts have to bounce back.
(with inputs from PTI)
India: Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Chris Woakes.
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