England vs India: 44 overs is all it took to wrap up the first ODI. It barely went for four hours making it an extension of the T20 series. England’s rustiness was on complete display. It was their first ODI with Joe Root, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler in the eleven together. With overcast conditions and swing though, Jasprit Bumrah blew them away with ease.
India are full of confidence with Bumrah hammering England. Rohit Sharma also had a decent hit, bringing out his famous pull shot on numerous occasions. It is India’s first ODI in a while, and they did a pretty good job, leaving them well placed ahead of the second ODI.
Match: England vs India
Date: 14th July 2022
Time: 5:30 PM IST
Venue: Lord’s, London
The weather is likely to be sunny and pretty warm during the England vs India match.
The Lords pitch is likely to be flat, hard and with minimal grass on it. Runs are likely to be high, and batting second is a better option.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (c,wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton/David Willey, Reece Topley, Matt Parkinson
Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli/ Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami
Both sides are likely to remain unchanged unless Kohli is fit enough to come in for Shreyas Iyer.
With Jasprit Bumrah doing all the work, there was not much to see in Prasidh Krishna. He still did have a small moment, holding his composure nicely while Moeen Ali tried to bring in a counter-attack. With his height, and springy pace, Prasidh Krishna has a lot of raw talent, and has proven his ability with wickets in his brief appearances. With the remaining surfaces likely to be flatter, his role increases, and there will be a lot more overs to see from him.
Jason Roy is know stranger to low scores. His career started with a duck, and he normally has a lot of low-scores as he often gets out early attacking. In the T20I series and later the ODI though, Jason Roy has looked a little off. His starts are slower, his fluency is missing and he’s just not able to find any timing. The runs are drying up, and he is occupying the crease for fair little now. With some poor games in recent times, it won’t be long before Roy’s place is put on the line. He is an integral part of England’s line-up, but with a new leader and coach, there could be changes and if Roy doesn’t find form, changes may start with him.
The pitch for the second ODI is likely to be flat, giving England an advantage with their batting line-up. They bat very deep with Moeen Ali coming in at seven. India though, has a deep batting line-up themselves with Ravindra Jadeja coming in at seven. Despite the flat pitch though, Jasprit Bumrah and Shami’s form is a factor, and both are in really good rhythm. With the bowling going well, India may feel that they are slightly ahead coming into the fixture.