England has called up middle-order batsman James Vince to the English One-day International squad for the third ODI and the decider which is scheduled to be played on Tuesday (July 17) at Headingley at Leeds.
As per reports in ESPN Cricinfo, Dawid Malan, the southpaw has been released to play for the England Lions. Meanwhile, Sam Curran has also been released for the England Lions to feature against India A. The England Lions will be led by Rory Burns.
England bounced back in the ongoing three-match series against India which saw them winning the second encounter by 86 runs to level the series 1-1 at Lord’s.
Moreover, it was an exceptional all-round performance by the home team. They played some brilliant brand of cricket and was quite outstanding in all three departments.
After a thoroughly entertaining performance by India in the opening match, they were the clear favourites for Saturday’s (July 15) game.
England bounced back in the second ODI:
However, their batting performance was quite ordinary in the second clash. England batted pretty well and set up a competitive total of 322 on the board in their allotted 50 overs.
Also, it was never going to be a match-winning score under any stress of imagination. However, it was indeed a competitive score and India needed to bat very well to take an unassailable lead in the series.
Joe Root showed his skills and stormed back to form with a terrific century. Riding on his knock, England posted a score of over 300 runs.
David Willey smashed a brilliant 50 off 31 balls which eventually propelled England to a big score. India began well but wickets falling at regular intervals hurt them badly.
Interestingly, for the series decider, it would be interesting to see whether James Vince would make it to the playing XI or not.
The only bright spot for India was former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who reached 10,000 ODI run. He became the fourth Indian batsman to achieve the feat and the twelfth overall.