Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to field first considering that the results of today’s game will result the series win.
Jos Buttler: “We would have looked to bat. It is a little muggy and there might be some swing early on, but will get better for batting as the game progresses. It is great for the series as it is 1-1 coming into this game. Lots of positives, we scrapped with the bat to get a defendable total in the last game. We are going with the same team.”
Rohit Sharma: “We are gonna bowl first. It looks like a good track and won’t change for the course of 100 overs. It is the series decider and we have played some good cricket on the tour, we took the learning from the last game and hopefully will rectify the mistakes. We have bowled well in the limited overs leg, the T20 series as well. Hopefully we can restrict them today to a reasonable target. Bumrah has a niggle and we don’t want to risk him, so Siraj comes in.”
Indian pacer and one of the phenomenal performers throughout the white ball series Jasprit Bumrah will not be seen in the last ODI game against team England as the power pack lethal gunner has to rest after the “back spasms” have been a common problem for the cricketers for a while.
Arshdeep Singh on the other was not considered to be fit either, as the right abdominal strain has forced him to play for the blues in the 50-over format.
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
India will be playing against England on July 17th for the final showdown after the ODI series is on 1-1 for now and Manchester will witness the series decider.
With the Test match being survived as a draw and owing a tied series score, England were not able to win the T20I dominance from team India. The ODI initiated a great start for the bowling unit and the last game might of this series will be a “Sunday Housefull”