IND vs ENG: India Eye Series Win Against Morgan-Less England
India will look to seal the three-match series against an England side that will miss captain Eoin Morgan in the second One-day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
Morgan, who split his webbing during the first ODI, has been ruled out of the second and third matches and in his place, Joss Buttler will lead the England team.
Virat Kohli-led India had 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 match and it will be interesting to see who India plays in his place. Suryakumar Yadav can replace him.
India's strength has been its pace bowlers' ability to use a 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.