Pune: After the Tests and T20s, it is now the turn of ODI. Today the first ODI between India and England will be played in Pune. In both the Tests and T20 series, India came back in the series despite losing the first match and won both the series. ODI series of three matches will be played between India and England, all of which will be played in Pune. Spectators will not get entry to the stadium in these three matches due to rise in Covid cases.
Weather In Pune Today
Today it will be cloudy in Pune and the highest temperature will go up to 35 and in the evening it is expected to reach 22 degrees.
Pitch For the ODI
The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune has always been helping the batsmen, there has always been a high-scoring match, and maybe there is still a high-scoring match today. The last match here was played in 2018, in which West Indies defeated India. India and England fought each other on this ground in 2017, in which India had chased a target of 350 runs. In this ODI match, Virat Kohli scored 122 runs, and Kedar Jadhav scored 120 runs. Kedar Jadhav made 120 runs with 72 balls with 4 sixes and 12 fours, and India chased this huge score.
Squad for the ODI
Virat has already confirmed that only Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open in ODIs. But the point to be seen is whether Virat Kohli will include KL Rahul or get an all-rounder in his place. Everyone’s eyes will also be on whether Suryakumar Yadav will also make his ODI debut today. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rishabh Pant are almost certain to play. So the 6 man who is sure to play as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer.
In the absence of Joe Root, the thing to be seen is that whom Eion Morgan sends to bat at the number three position. This opportunity can be given to Liam Livingstone and Sam Billings. Similarly, England’s best fast bowler Joffra Archer has been ruled out of the series, replacing Reece Topley in the squad.
Former England Captain prediction
Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who is always known for his witty style and sometimes clownish statements, wrote on Twitter that because Joe Root and Joffra Archer are not playing in the England team, so England Will lose to the series 3-0.
When the Match will start
The match will be played today at 1:30 PM at the Maharashtra Association Stadium in Pune.
Where to Watch
You can watch this match live on Star Sports Network, Hotstar and Doordarshan.