Confident India Eye Winning Start Against England

India Begin England Tour With A Fine Win In T20I Series

Joe Root makes England return for ODI series, insisting 'door is not closed' on T20 career

Farbrace insisted Root still has a role as England build towards two Twenty20 World Cups in two years in 2020 and 2021 and he will definitely return to the middle order for Thursday's first one-day global at Trent Bridge.

With the tournament scheduled to be held in the United Kingdom next year, the ODI series will give Virat Kohli an ideal opportunity to get a drift about the conditions that his men are expected to encounter. England's last bilateral series' defeat came in India in January 2017, with only a freak one-off loss to Scotland in the interim. England have been one of the finest 50 over sides in recent times and India will have their task cut against a batting line-up comprising Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan.

The 3 match ODI series will give Indian team management a chance to mix and matches various combination, keeping in mind the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. His subtle shift of position is that he wants to improve his T20 batting in domestic tournaments around the world but those ventures will, of course, have to fit in with England's schedule because representing his country comes first. He will, in all likelihood, be the missing jigsaw puzzle at the top of the order for skipper Kohli. The opening ODI match is expected to be a high scoring game as eight of the top 20 ICC ODI-ranked batsman (Virat Kohli-1, Rohit Sharma-4, Joe Root-6, Shikhar Dhawan-10, Jonny Bairstow-11, MS Dhoni-14, Jos Buttler-16, Jason Roy-20) will be on the show.

Indian wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will once again be the key.

Lassana Coulibaly joins Gerrard's Rangers
The new Rangers boss Steven Gerrard earlier admitted that he wants to bring the Olympics Bronze medalist to the Ibrox Stadium . Umar Sadiq has signed a season-long loan deal with Rangers .

If the management thinks of playing an extra pacer, Siddarth Kaul or Shardul Thakur might come into play. Apart from the duo, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will share the new ball. Series against Australia was a moral booster for the English side where the side scored world record score of 481 runs.

Despite his rich vein of form at his home ground, it was expected that Hales would make way for Ben Stokes's inclusion in the eleven for the ODI series opener. The hosts have a penchant for high scores.

Nepal will debut in ODIs when they play two matches against the Netherlands on August 1 and 3 while the Netherlands will be turning out in ODIs for the first time since losing ODI status in 2014 at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand.

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