New Indian Express – LEEDS: Their middle-order frailties laid bare in the previous match, India would be aiming to plug the loopholes in tomorrow’s deciding third and final ODI against England, where a win would fetch Virat Kohli’s men their 10th successive series triumph.

Summary

  • LEEDS: Their middle-order frailties laid bare in the previous match, India would be aiming to plug the loopholes in tomorrow’s 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.
  • 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.
  • It is considered the most vital position for any successful ODI side, yet India are struggling to find a solution to their revolving door conundrum for some time now.


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