England take on India in the first ODI of a three-match series at Trent Bridge on Thursday, four days after losing the T20I series to the same opponents 2-1. England were boosted in the final game of the series though, with the return of all-rounder Ben Stokes after recovering from a hamstring injury.
England’s ODI team are much further ahead in their development than the T20I equivalent, despite many players featuring in both squads. With a big tournament just 12 months away, they’re the No.1 team in the world in the 50 over format and they’ve set numerous records since the debacle in Australia and New Zealand in 2015. Jason Roy hit the highest individual total by an Englishman at the MCG earlier this year, while Jonny Bairstow hit three successive ODI centuries earlier this summer. On top of that, the team set a new world record score of 480 the last time they played at Trent Bridge, beating their own record set at the same ground two years ago against Pakistan.
India, their opponents for this three-match series, are the second-best team in the world according to the ICC rankings and they include some white-ball superstars in their ranks. No batsman is more dangerous in limited overs cricket than Virat Kohli, while former captain and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni is also sensational in the shorter formats of the game. Their squad is packed full of IPL experience and they’ll be a real test for this England team in home conditions.
England vs. India 1st ODI Predictions
If this match follows anything like some of the recent limited over games at Trent Bridge, then expect lots of runs to be scored and plenty of sixes hit. England will be looking to get one over this India team and I think they’ll do it, but these two teams are very evenly matched.
England vs. India 1st ODI Betting Tips
- Virat Kohli to be top India batsman: 21/10
- Over 613.5 runs in the match: 4/5
- Adil Rashid to be top England bowler: 49/20
Head to Head
- England and India have played 96 ODIs against each other. India have won 52, while England have won 39. Two matches ended in a tie and three ended in a no-result.
- England and India have met 38 times in ODIs in England. England have won 19 on home soil, while India have won 15. Three ended in a no-result and one ended in a tie.
- India won the most recent ODI series 2-1 against England back in January 2017 in the sub-continent.
- England hit a world-record ODI score of 480 the last time they played at Trent Bridge, against Australia earlier this summer.
- Dinesh Karthik needs just four more runs to complete 1,500 runs in ODI cricket.
- Axar Patel needs five more wickets to reach 50 in ODIs.
- If MS Dhoni hits 33 runs, he’ll reach 10,000 ODI runs, becoming just the 12th player overall and 4th Indian in history to pass this milestone. He’ll also be the first to achieve this feat with an average of over 50.
- England captain Eoin Morgan needs just 42 more runs to complete 5,500 ODI runs.
- Suresh Raina needs 60 runs to hit the 8,000-run landmark in international cricket. He’ll become just the 15th Indian to achieve this feat.
- India captain Virat Kohli averages an incredible 167.75 in his last seven ODIs, while Rohit Sharma, who recently hit a century against England in a T20I has scored 534 runs in his last ten games at an average of 59.33
- Kuldeep Yadav has claimed 20 wickets in his last eight ODIs and also skittled England in the first T20I this summer, taking figures of 5-24.
- Jason Roy hit two centuries in England’s recent ODI whitewash of Australia, while Jonny Bairstow has hit 703 runs in his last ten innings, including three consecutive ODI centuries.
- Leg-spinner Adil Rashid picked up his 100th ODI wicket during the series against Australia, while Moeen Ali has 18 victims in his last ten ODIs.
England Team News
Ben Stokes returned to action at Bristol in the final T20I last week and is likely to feature in the match. Joe Root made way for him in that match and England’s Test captain could miss out again at Trent Bridge.
Predicted England XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
India Team News
Jasprit Bumrah and Washington Sundar are both injured and have been replaced by Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel. Ambati Rayudu had an impressive IPL and was expected to feature, but failed a late fitness test and has been replaced by Suresh Raina.
Predicted India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav