Rediff – The No.

Summary

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  • Their middle-order frailties laid bare in the previous match, India would be aiming to plug the loopholes in Tuesday’s series-deciding third and final ODI against England, where a win would fetch Virat Kohli’s men their 10th successive series triumph.
  • Going as far back as January 2016, when they last lost 4-1 in Australia, India have won every bilateral ODI series since, beating Zimbabwe, New Zealand (twice), England, West Indies, Sri Lanka (twice), Australia and South Africa, both home and away.
  • Judging by his exploits on the last two tours to Sri Lanka and South Africa, Bhuvneshwar is a huge miss for India in this ODI series and there is no official word on his fitness or availability yet as far as the third ODI is concerned.
  • India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (w/k), Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Siddarth Kaul, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.


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