Having final received an ODI series 14 months again, Team India might be determined to beat Eoin Morgan’s England in the three-match series, beginning Tuesday.
mid-day.com takes a take a look at 5 gamers who could make a big effect for India in the series.
Rohit Sharma. PIC/GETTY IMAGES
Last 5 ODIsRuns: 393, Average: 78.60, Highest: 159, 100s: 2India will financial institution on opener Rohit Sharma to provide the staff a superb begin in ODIs in opposition to England. Rohit’s absence in the final two ODI series impacted the staff’s batting order as they went on to lose series overseas in opposition to New Zealand and Australia. The opening batsman from Mumbai, who final performed a one-dayer in January final 12 months, has returned to kind (64 off 34 balls) in the fifth T20I in opposition to England. The guests are nicely conscious that Rohit, the format’s highest particular person run-getter (264), has the capability to attain massive a whole bunch and put the opposition out of the recreation.
Virat Kohli. PIC/GETTY IMAGES
Last 5 ODIsRuns: 197, Average: 39.40, Highest: 89, 100s: 0Skipper Virat Kohli hasn’t performed a defining knock in the previous few ODIs. But his return to kind in the T20I series in opposition to the guests (231 runs in 5 matches) will give the hosts some aid. Kohli, who has amassed 1,178 in 30 ODIs in opposition to England, hasn’t scored a century in the final 12 one-dayers. The Indian skipper might be itching to interrupt the jinx in the upcoming matches.
Hardik Pandya. PIC/GETTY IMAGES
Last 5 ODIsRuns: 249, Batting common: 83.00, Highest: 92*, 100s: 0, Wickets: 3, Bowling common: 43:00Hardik Pandya has been in very good kind with the bat. His unbeaten 17-ball 39 runs cameo helped India submit a mammoth 224-2 in the series-deciding fifth T20I in opposition to England. The harmful lower-order batsman has the capability to take the recreation away from the opposition inside a couple of overs. The all-rounder additionally brings an additional weightage to the bowling division. The right-arm pacer has additionally finished an honest job claiming three wickets in 5 T20Is in opposition to England at an economic system charge of 6.94.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. PIC/AFP
Last 5 ODIsWickets: 8, Average: 25.75, Best: 4-31Bhuvneshwar Kumar might be taking part in his first ODI since August 2019 and might be main the tempo assault in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. The right-arm pacer made a comeback in the recently-concluded T20I series in opposition to England after recovering from a thigh muscle damage. He was not amongst the high wicket-takers (4 wickets in 5 matches) in the T20I series however was fairly excellent with an economic system charge of simply 6.38. His capability to limit the opposition batsmen from scoring massive makes him the captain’s go-to man in the dying overs.
T Natarajan. PIC/AFP
Matches: 1 Wickets: 2, Average: 35.00, Best: 2-70T Natarajan was the story of the Australian tour. The left-arm pacer, who was picked as internet bowler, turned the first India participant to make his worldwide debut throughout all three codecs in a single tour. The speedster from Tamil Nadu has performed just one ODI up to now, however his capability to bowl yorkers at will makes him a superb white-ball prospect. He might be assured of placing up a stable present at residence after impressing every body by claiming 12 wickets in six matches Down Under.