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India vs England, India vs England 2021, Today Match Prediction

23 Mar 2021 | 13:30 | Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium , Pune, India
317/5 in 50.0 6.34 winner
251/10 in 42.1 5.95

India Vs England betting odds





Toss Winner - England won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner India beat England by 66 runs

India and England are all set to face-off in an exciting three-match ODI series.

  • India have a solid all-round team which is in form and they will have the edge playing at home.
  • England will be without Jofra Archer which is a big blow to their bowling unit.
  • In recent years, England has dominated India in 50-over cricket.

Team India are likely to emerge as the winners of the first ODI.

  • Tournament: India vs England 2021
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium , Pune, India
  • Toss: To Bowl

ind vs eng Match Prediction & Analysis

England’s tour to India is now at its fag end and will wrap up with a three-match ODI series. After losing both the Test and T20I series, the current ODI world champions would be hoping for a better show in the 50-over format. It won’t be easy as India are in great form and are playing at home. Moreover, the England squad is also missing some key players. They would have hence have to produce something special to upstage India in this ODI series.

Teams Preview

India Preview

Team India would be flying high in confidence after winning the T20I series against England in grand style. They have a couple of fresh additions to the ODI squad – namely seam bowler M Prasidh Krishna, all-rounder Krunal Pandya, leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav, and opening batsman Shubhman Gill – but the core setup remains the same from the T20I series. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are likely to open the batting and will be followed by the in-form skipper Virat Kohli. along with Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya. This is a strong batting unit and will pose a real challenge to the English bowlers.

India’s bowling will be led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was mighty impressive in the ODIs. Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan will provide him able support while Yuzvendra Chahal will be looking to get back into form after a poor show in the T20Is. Krunal Pandya is likely to be given a chance and his off-spin will be handy in the middle overs.

India Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

India Key Players From Previous Game Of India vs England 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
V Kohli 80 52 7 2 153.85
R Sharma 64 34 4 5 188.24
H Pandya 39 17 4 2 229.41
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Thakur 4.0 0 45 3 11.25
B Kumar 4.0 0 15 2 3.75
H Pandya 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Thakur 4.0 0 45 3 11.25
B Kumar 4.0 0 15 2 3.75
H Pandya 4.0 0 34 1 8.5

India Actual Playing XI:

Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, Virat Kohli, Krunal Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, SN Thakur

England Preview

England’s ODI squad has been already served a blow as Jofra Archer has been ruled out due to an elbow injury. Furthermore, Joe Root and Chris Woakes have also been given a break. These exclusions will hurt the visitors but they still have plenty of power in the squad. 

Jason Roy and Dawid Malan could be the opening duo for the first game, given that both of them have already played well in the T20I series here. Although Jos Buttler is likely to be tried as an opener as the destructive batsman is in great form at the moment. Then they have the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, and Ben Stokes, providing great stability to the batting unit. Liam Livingstone who is among the most destructive batsmen in England currently is likely to be drafted into the middle-order as well and should play his maiden ODI.

England’s bowling is a little brittle and will depend on Mark Wood who was exceptional in the T20Is with his raw pace and leg-spinner Adil Rashid. Moeen Ali could also play a crucial role as his spin has troubled India in the past. 

England Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

England Key Players From Previous Game Of India vs England 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Malan 68 46 9 2 147.83
J Buttler 52 34 2 4 152.94
B Stokes 14 12 2 0 116.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Rashid 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
B Stokes 3.0 0 26 1 8.67
J Archer 4.0 0 43 0 10.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Rashid 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
B Stokes 3.0 0 26 1 8.67
J Archer 4.0 0 43 0 10.75

England Actual Playing XI:

Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 26 0 mm. 1.4 k/h 76%
03h 27 0 mm. 2.16 k/h From: NNE 53%
06h 33 0 mm. 3.95 k/h From: E 43%
09h 36 0 mm. 3.05 k/h From: ESE 17%
12h 33 0.13 mm. 1.58 k/h From: WNW 49%
15h 29 0 mm. 1.6 k/h From: E 22%
18h 28 0 mm. 1.89 k/h From: NNE 21%
21h 27 0 mm. 1.74 k/h From: NW 62%

Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, is known to be a good one for batting. Batsmen have enjoyed their time here as the ball comes on nicely to the bat. Seamers will find it hard initially but spinners will have a big role to play as the track softens up a little.

The weather at Pune on the day of the game will be clear and warm. 

Venue Details

There haven’t been many games played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium but we have seen some tall scores being achieved. In the 2017 ODI match between India and England here, the visitors posted 350-7 and India chased it down with almost two overs to spare. Expect another high-scoring encounter in this game and the team batting first will have to target a total of around 280-300 at least to have a chance. 

Toss: To Bowl

The team winning the toss will look to bat second as chasing in these conditions is likely to yield better chances of winning. 

IND vs ENG Winning Prediction

In the last 5 ODIs between these two sides, England has won 4 matches while India has just clinched one. The last time India beat England in an ODI was back in July 2018 which shows just how dominant England has been in the format. However, India has looked in great shape recently and will certainly have the home advantage with them. They have a settled unit and have most bases covered. England’s main strength right now is their batting which looks quite formidable. If that clicks, they would be hard to stop. However, their bowling unit looks inexperienced and that is where India might take the game away from them.

Team India are likely to emerge as the winners of the first ODI.

Author: Bhavesh B.