India vs England, 3rd ODI Match Prediction2021-03-29
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium , Pune, India
Host India, England lock horn in the series decider at Pune!
Expect England to beat India and clinch ODI series on Sunday!
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Host India and England will battle it out for glory when they lock horns in the series decider at Pune on Sunday.
In the previous game, India simply had no answers to England’s batting assault and was comprehensively beaten. The home side will definitely make changes to their playing XI for this series decider. Captain Virat Kohli will be hoping that India can get things right in this final game.
On the other hand, Interim captain Jos Buttler will be pleased with his side’s excellent chasse in the previous game. With this result, England managed to level the ODI series and will be looking to end their long tour with silverware.
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After conceding 84 runs in 10 overs, Kuldeep Yadav will be dropped from the playing XI. Yuzvendra Chahal or Washington Sundar could be slotted into the playing XI for the final game.
In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan to get them off to a solid start. Sharma and Dhawan perished for low scores but Captain Virat Kohli once again anchored the whole innings for India. He notched up his second consecutive half-century to help India rebuild their innings. He was dismissed by Adil Rashid to see India lose their third wicket with 158 runs on the board.
For India, Lokesh Rahul continued his excellent run with the bat and notched up his fifth century in limited-overs cricket. He stitched important partnerships with Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant to help India push their score beyond their 300-run mark. Besides Rahul, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant delivered a majestic performance in his comeback game for India. Left-hander smashed 77 runs off 40 balls with the help of three fours and seven sixes.
Hardik Pandya also showed excellent form and delivered a quick-fire 35 to help India post 336 runs in 50 overs.
In the bowling department, the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur to make crucial breakthroughs. On a placid pitch, the spinners really struggled to contain England’s star-studded lineup, so India might make changes to their bowling department.
Krunal Pandya, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Prasidh Krishna, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, SN Thakur
With Eoin Morgan ruled out of the ODI series due to injury, the visitors will be looking to end their tour of India with a series win.
England made some bowling changes and the plan worked well for them. Sam Curran and Reece Topley put in an excellent performance with the new-ball and got rid of the dangerous opener of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali did a reasonable job with the ball to see England restrict India to less than 350 runs.
For England, Reece Topley was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets to his name, whereas Sam Curran and Adil Rashid claimed one wicket apiece.
Chasing a mammoth 337 runs to level the ODI series, openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow got the side off to a flying start. The duo added 110 runs in space of 16 overs to lay down the foundation for others to play their natural game.
Jason Roy once again played well and notched up a fluent half-century with the help of seven fours and one six. He was dismissed in the 16th over to see England lose their first wicket.
For England, Jonny Bairstow continued his merry ways with the bat and registered 11th ton in limited-overs cricket. He produced a belligerent 124 runs off 112 balls with the help of eleven fours and seven sixes. He produced crucial stands with Jason Roy and Ben Stokes to see England control the game in the chase.
Besides Bairstow, Ben Stokes went berserk from the start and fell one run short of a brilliant hundred. All-rounder went on the rampage and smashed 10 sixes in his innings.
Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone produced crucial knocks to see England complete the chase in the 43rd over.
Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Dawid Malan
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||26||0 mm.||0.98 k/h||From: NNW||1%|
|03h||29||0 mm.||1.79 k/h||From: NE||2%|
|06h||35||0 mm.||3.59 k/h||From: ENE||5%|
|09h||38||0 mm.||2.64 k/h||From: NE||48%|
|12h||37||0 mm.||2.84 k/h||From: WNW||68%|
|15h||30||0 mm.||3.22 k/h||From: W||49%|
|18h||27||0 mm.||2.77 k/h||From: WSW||28%|
|21h||26||0 mm.||2.45 k/h||From: W||12%|
With sunny weather predicted for Sunday, the wicket prepared will once again the batsmen rather than bowlers. The series decider is going to be high-scoring contest.
With three defeats out of six one-day matches played at Pune, the home side will be looking to come out on top in this series finale.
With batting becoming quite easier under lights, both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first. Average first innings score is this series has been close to 320 runs.
Based on the current form, England certainly has the advantage of going into this series finale against India. With the visitors putting in better bowling performances in the first two games, Jos Buttler will be hoping for one final push from the team to clinch a famous series win in India.
On the other hand, India might bring in new players to turn things around in the series decider.
Expect England to beat India and clinch ODI series on Sunday!
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