Indian batsmen will be under pressure after failure in the Test series © AFP
Indian batsmen will be under pressure after failure in the Test series © AFP

Aug 27, 2014

India take on England in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday. The first match of the five-match series was washed out on Monday without a ball being bowled. Catch LIVE BLOG of India-England 2nd ODI here.

Rocked by one controversy after another, India will be hoping that the spotlight shifts to the cricketing action as they take on an upbeat England side in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series on Wednesday. With the first match in Bristol being washed out without a ball being bowled, India will be itching to perform in a format where Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have shown their prowess over the years, PTI reported. Read preview of the India-England 2nd ODI here

Some on-field action will also mean that skipper Dhoni will be able to focus on cricket, after his comments supporting chief coach Duncan Fletcher did not got down well with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) bigwigs. A notable thing during this tour has been Dhoni expressing his firm point-of-views quite explicitly.


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, Rohit Sharma, 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.

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the 2nd ODI between India and England here

Complete coverage of India’s tour to England here