2nd ODI, Preview: India Look To Seal Series, Complete A 'Hat-Trick'
India will look to seal the three-match series against England in the second One-day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.
The Virat Kohli-led side won the first ODI by 66 runs. The victory was scripted largely by the performances of youngsters, pace bowler M. Prasidh Krishna and all-rounder Krunal Pandya, both debutants.
India will miss middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer who dislocated his left shoulder during the first ODI and it will be interesting to see who India play in his place. Suryakumar Yadav can replace him.
India's strength has been their pace bowlers' ability to use change of pace to make things difficult for the English batsmen.
England pace bowlers, on the other hand, are a bit one-dimensional as they have not been able to master or use, the change in pace. And to add to their woes, their strike bowler Jofra Archer is out of the ODI series due to injury.
England have also not been able to conjure up the form that won them the 2019 World Cup. They have lost four of the last five matches they have played, including the previous game.