Live Score - India vs England 2nd ODI Match at Southampton

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By CricketCountry Staff

Southampton: Sep 6, 2011

Demoralised India are desperately looking for a win when they take on England in the second match of the ODI series on Tuesday.

The world champions were in a good position to win the first one-day international on Saturday before rain played spoilsport but there was enough from the game for India to get interested in its bench strength.

Sachin Tendulkar’s toe is said to have improved but not enough for him to take part in Tuesday’s floodlit match at the Rose Bowl. Rohit has been replaced by Manoj Tiwary but he is unlikely to play tomorrow.

On the positive side, openers Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane caught the eye immediately and made England’s pace battery wait for the first breakthrough longer than they have throughout the summer. Vinay Kumar, in the little he bowled, also showed good control.

India would be looking to add Ravinder Jadeja in the mix in the day-night fixture — a cricketer they expect to contribute his bit in all three departments of the game.

India presently has a dreadful record with injuries as only four of their World Cup winning squad are left standing on their feet — Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Munaf Patel.

It is thus unreasonable to expect them to strike the winning chord and the tag of being world champions isn’t much of a help.

England would be buoyed by the return of Graeme Swann. The off-spinner, the best bowler in one-day internationals in the world, is said to have recovered from his stomach bug.

England are keen to end the summer on a winning note and could put in an improved performance.

They would be hoping the Rose Bowl offers them reasonable swing which was missing at Chester-Le-Street.

The second one-day international, like the first one, has also drawn huge interest among the fans and is already a sold-out affair.


England (probable): Alastair Cook (c), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Eoin Morgan, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.

India (probable): M S Dhoni (c & wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Manoj Tiwary, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, R Ashwin, Parthiv Patel.

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