Assam Tribune – Smarting from their 86-run loss at the Lord�s after winning the first game in Nottingham by eight wickets, India have their task cut out.

Summary

  • Smarting from their 86-run loss at the Lord�s after winning the first game in Nottingham by eight wickets, India have their task cut out.
  • 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.
  • It is also another opportunity to ascertain their ODI supremacy over England, for India haven�t lost a bilateral contest to this opposition since 2011.
  • Judging by his exploits on the last two tours to Sri Lanka and South Africa, Kumar is a huge miss for India in this ODI series and there is no official word on his fitness or availability yet.
  • At Pallekele last August, Kumar had scored a match-winning maiden half-century under MS Dhoni�s company after India were reduced to 131-7 in the 237-run chase.

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