Team England have won the toss in the second ODI against India at Pune and elected to field first. The Indian Cricket Team won the first ODI comprehensively by a margin of 66 runs as they beat England left, right and centre. They now have a 1-0 lead in the series with 2 games to go and if they manage to win the game on Friday.
As far as the team news is concerned, Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series as he suffered a shoulder dislocation in the first ODI while fielding. Rohit Sharma also suffered a blow on his elbow while batting in the first ODI and he didn’t take to the field in the second innings. There is no confirmation of his availability in the second ODI.
India vs England 2021: 2nd ODI, Pune- Toss Report
Team England have won the toss in the second ODI against India at Pune and elected to field first. As far as the English team is concerned, their captain, Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of the remaining two games as he also suffered a blow to his arm while fielding in the first ODI. Sam Billings is also unavailable for the second ODI and Jos Buttler will be leading the English team in the last two games.
Liam Livingstone is surely added to the English playing XI and Dawid Malan, who had been travelling as an additional player with the Englishmen, has been added into the England ODI squad and is available for selection in the second ODI. There are some changes that both the teams can make going into the second game.
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
England’s Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.
Team India Would Like To Extend Their Lead
The Indian Cricket Team won the first ODI in Pune in scintillating fashion to take an early lead in the series. The hosts were put in to bat by England after winning the toss and the Men in Blue came up with a remarkable answer. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for team India as he managed to score 98 runs. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Krunal Pandya all scored well-deserved half-centuries to take India to 317/5 in 50 overs.
In response, the Englishmen came up all guns blazing as they scored more than 100 runs in the first 10 overs. However, the Indian pacers brought team India back into the game and the entire English innings collided on 251 runs as the Men in Blue marched to their maiden win in the ODI series. The second ODI will now take place in Pune on March 26 and if team India manages to win it, they will grab the series.