England vs India 2nd ODI: Preview, Probable XI, TV listing
After taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at Trent Bridge, Virat Kohli-led India will aim to seal the bilateral series when they lock horns with The Three Lions today at London. Notably, India have not lost a bilateral ODI series since their tour of Australia in January 2016. Here is everything you need to know about this high-octane fixture.
Skipper Kohli and Rohit in supreme touch with the bat
Virat Kohli has started the England tour on an excellent note. After amassing 110 runs in T20Is, Kohli played second fiddle in the first match with a 82-ball 75. On the other hand, opening batsman Rohit Sharma struck a powerful ton and carried on the momentum from his T20I century earlier. If England are to do well, they need these two wickets early.
England need their seniors to fire
England cannot remain dependent on their openers and their wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler. They fell short in the first game and need the likes of Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan to come good. Root has struggled against spin and has to play more responsibly. England cannot afford to lose wickets when Indian spinners come to bowl. Their bowlers need to fire as well.
Team news and conditions
India are likely to field the same playing XI. Alex Hales has been ruled out of the entire series and this will force England to continue with the same side as well. Jos Buttler might be promoted up the order, in case, the English openers fail to perform. It is expected to be a full game in London with no rain predicted.
Probable line-ups England vs India 2nd ODI
Probable line-ups for both sides. India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal. England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball, Liam Plunkett, David Willey.
Timing and TV listing
The match is scheduled for a 3:30 PM IST start. One can watch the match on the Sony Ten network besides also streaming it live on the Sony LIV app. The match is to be played at Lord's in London.