England played some exceptional cricket in the second One-day International against India which saw them winning the match by 86 runs and level the three-match series one all at the moment.
The hosts England will look to win the series especially after losing the Twenty20 International series by the scoreline of 2-1.
Given their form of late, it is a big possibility for England going into the decider. However, India has also played some exceptional cricket and will look to make a strong comeback on Tuesday (June 17) when the two teams will meet at the Headingley Stadium in Leeds.
However, they might suffer a hiccup in the decider. Opener Jason Roy is a doubtful starter for the all-important clash.
Roy has looked in great touch and has shared successive half-century stands with Jonny Bairstow in the series so far. Roy suffered a finger injury on his right hand during the second ODI against India at the Lord’s.
Explosive opener Roy sustained the finger injury when he dropped a fiercely struck shot from Suresh Raina during England’s 86 runs victory.
Currently, the series is level at 1-1 and the decider is expected to be another crackerjack of a contest. As a cover for Roy, middle-order batsman James Vince was added to the squad. He might break into the XI if Roy sits out for the much-awaited game.
England already missing Hales:
The English team is already without the services of Alex Hales. He has been ruled out for at least four weeks with a side injury. Hales has been one of the prolific run scorers for the home team in the recent past. Hence, his absence has affected them quite a bit.
Meanwhile, Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan has been released to play for the England Lions in a four-day game against India which kickoff on Monday (July 16)
Coming back to Roy, the stylish free-flowing right-handed batsman made his ODI debut back in 2015.