The Indian team have dominated England in the T20 series registering their first shorter format series win in England. The longer format in the white ball series will be crucial for both the teams as Virat Kohli & Co wants to win the 50-over series ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England. Virat and his men are already in a red-hot form in the ongoing tour against the English men.
On the other side, the Eoin Morgan-led England team wants to bounce back very strongly and the team management is looking forward to taking the revenge against the Men-in-Blue in the 50-over series. The first One-Day-International of the 3-match series will start on July 12 (Thursday) at the Trent Bridge Stadium in Nottingham. Let us have a look at the probable playing XI for the first match of the ODI series between India England.
India's Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (opener), Shikhar Dhawan (opener), KL Rahul (top order batsman), Virat Kohli (middle- order batsman), Suresh Raina (middle order batsman), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (batsman/wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya (all-rounder), Yuzvendra Chahal (spinner), Kuldeep Yadav (spinner), Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul (fast bowler) and Umesh Yadav (fast bowler).
England's Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy (opener), Jos Buttler (opener/wicket-keeper), Eoin Morgan (top order batsman), Alex Hales (middle-order batsman), Joe Root (middle order batsman), Jonny Bairstow (middle order batsman), Moeen Ali (all-rounder), Adil Rashid (spinner), David Willey (fast bowler), Liam Plunkett (fast bowler) and Jake Ball (fast bowler).
The 22-yard Trent Bridge strip seems like a fantastic batting pitch for the batsmen, but normally English pitches don't favour the batters too much. In the recent times, most of the English pitches have favoured the high scores. In the last series between England & Australia, the Eoin Morgan & his boys registered the world record total 481 in the ODI match on this venue.
Most of the Indian players are in exceptional form except the left-hand opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. Coming to the hosts, all the players are in good form as they achieved the world records in the last ODI series against Australia.
The 1st ODI match between India and England begins at 5 PM in Nottingham on July 12. Team India management wants to experiment a few players in different slots and different positions to know the best playing XI for the next year's World Cup.