England and India will face each other in the second ODI of the three-match series at Lords Cricket Ground in London on Thursday (July 14).
The visitors are leading the series 1-0 after completely destroying England by 10 wickets in the opening match.
England folded up for just 110 runs with as many as 4 of their top-5 batters registering ducks.
India will look to carry the same momentum and take the unassailable lead of 2-0.
On the other hand, the hosts will be focusing on making a comeback in order to keep the series alive.
England had lost the T20I series and is now on the brink of losing the ODI series too.
They need to win this 2nd ODI match to take the ODI series into the decider.
Getting through the power play has been a big challenge for England in the T20I series and also in the first ODI.
Jason Roy has struggled to get going and that has put pressure on the middle order.
The big players like Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Jos Buttler need to step up and hope to put up a big score.
There are not many changes expected considering England played their best eleven.
The only major worry for England is Jason Roy’s form.
The opening batter has scored 30 runs in four innings (3 T20Is and 1 ODI).
Phil Salt might replace Roy as this is a must-win game for England.
Virat Kohli is going through a terrible form and is also facing an injury crisis.
Virat Kohli missed the 1st ODI with a groin injury and is all set to sit out of the 2nd ODI as well.
As per reports, his condition hasn’t improved, and he won’t be available for the 2nd match.
England vs India Head to Head
India extended their overall lead over England in this format to 13 ODIs on Tuesday.
In the last 5 matches, India has beaten England 3 times.
ENG vs IND Head to Head Stats in ODI
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Match: IND vs ENG 2nd ODI
Date & Time: July 14, 5:30 PM IST
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Stadium
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
India Likely 11
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
England Likely 11
ENG: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Craig Overton, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
Rohit Sharma has looked in terrific touch on this tour.
In the T20I series against England, the right-handed batsman slammed 66 runs in 3 games.
In the 1st ODI, he scored an unbeaten 76 off 58 balls which included 6 boundaries and 5 sixes, helping India reach the 111 runs target in just 18.4 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami were both unplayable at the Oval.
They accounted for 9 wickets between themselves and conceded just 50 runs.
We expect the duo to be India’s key bowlers for the 2nd match.
Although he only scored one boundary on Tuesday, Jonny Bairstow has been in fantastic form this summer.
We are backing him to be England’s highest run scorer at Lord’s.
Reece Topley was the most impressive of England’s bowling attack at the Kia Oval.
He may have not taken a wicket but he is our tip for England’s top wicket taker in this ODI.
Who will win
England can’t be written off after just one bad day at the office.
Historically, Lord’s has been one of their best grounds with an overall win percentage of 58%.
Bairstow and Root are great batters who will come good, sooner than lattter.
However, the Indian team is in red hot form.
There are no weak links in the team and their confidence is very high.
We expect India to win the match and series today.