Hello and welcome to India.com‘s coverage of India vs. England 1st One-Day International (ODI) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. It is the first of the three-match series and first for Virat Kohli as full-time captain of the Indian cricket team. It is a beginning of new era, Kohli’s era. Stay tuned as we bring you live score updates from IND vs ENG 1st ODI. Also Check- India vs England 1st ODI LIVE Streaming
After the five-match Test series, which India won four-nil, the two teams get set for the limited-overs action. It is a short three-match ODI series and both India and England will be eyeing an early lead.
The Indian captain on the eve of the first ODI said there won’t be much experimentation in this short series. “We won’t experiment much in these three games. We’re going to find a combination and stick with it till the Champions Trophy. These three games, we’re taking them as knock-outs games in our own heads, keeping the Champions Trophy in mind,” said Kohli. Also Read- India vs England 1st ODI 2017 Match Preview
He also added that Yuvraj Singh, who will be playing his first ODI in three years, was picked to share the middle-order burden with MS Dhoni. The former captain is expected to bat at number four given that he has relinquished himself from the leadership responsibility.
England, on the other hand, did well in the first warm-up match by chasing over 300. However, the visitors lost the second practice game. With Joe Root back in the side, the English team will be hoping for a match-winning performance from him. Also Read- No burden, delighted to lead India in all formats, says Virat Kohli
Here is a look at the squads:
India: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
England: Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes.