Alastair Cook, the England captain has said that his side is ready to carry their winning momentum against India in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting Monday.

Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a five-match One-Day Internationals (ODI) series starting on Monday.

On one hand, the Indians will be distracted by the 1-3 series loss in the Test series prior and will want to do well in the ODIs, on the other, they will also need to balance their approach keeping next year’s World Cup in mind, reported PTI.

That tournament, to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand, is now just six months away. From here onwards, every ODI played by the Indian team will be a preparatory step towards defending their 2011 crown Down Under.