IND vs ENG 1st ODI Match Preview
After a consecutive series win, the focus now shifts to the ODI series, when Virat Kohli’s World No.2 India take on Eoin Morgan’s World No.1 England in the three-match series in Pune, beginning March 23.
While Kohli and Co would like to continue their winning streak in the series, Eoin Morgan-led England would want to clinch at least the ODI title as their ICC Rankings will be at stake.
India once again will have a slight advantage of playing at home but England is world champions in this format and are no mere pushovers. There aren’t many new faces from the visitors’ side that featured in the T20Is, although there might be a debut on the cards for Liam Livingstone with Joe Root unavailable for this series.
Here are the match details, pitch report, weather forecast, head to head, top picks, probable playing 11 and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st ODI between India and England.
IND vs ENG 1st ODI Match Details
- Match: India vs England, 1st ODI
- Time: 1:30 PM (IST) / 8:00 AM (GMT)
- Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
- Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
IND vs ENG 1st ODI Weather & Pitch Report
The temperature is expected to hover around 34°C on the matchday with 25 % humidity and 13 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is generally a high-scoring venue and shouldn’t be any different on Tuesday. It tends to have something in it for the fast bowlers and something similar can be expected again. Batting first would be the first choice upon winning the toss.
Although conditions shouldn’t change much throughout the game. 270-280 is par at this venue, although both teams can breach the 300-run mark with ease.
IND vs ENG 1st ODI Stats
Average First Inning Score
The average first inning score at this venue is 291 runs.
Record of Chasing Team:
50% of matches have been won by the chasing side.
IND vs ENG 1st ODI Dream11 Probable Playing XI Prediction
India Predicted Playing XI
KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Virat Kohli (C), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Krunal Pandya.
England Predicted Playing XI
Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (WK), Reece Topley/Tom Curran, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali/Sam Billings, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.
IND vs ENG 1st ODI Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow
- All-Rounders: Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya
- Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur, Chris Jordan
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice-Captain: Ben Stokes
India (IND) & England (ENG) Squads
India Playing XI
Virat Kohli (C), Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohd Siraj, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, KL Rahul.
England Playing XI
Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Matt Parkinson, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Liam Livingstone, and Reece Topley, Sam Billings.
IND vs ENG 1st ODI Probable Winner
India is expected to win this match.
Live Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.