India vs England 2021: 3 Indian Players Who Can Make A Comeback In The ODI Setup After A Prolonged Gap
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India vs England 2021: 3 Indian Players Who Can Make A Comeback In The ODI Setup After A Prolonged Gap

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India is scheduled to play a 3 match ODI series against England after the T20 series gets over and we might see few players returning to the ODI squad again after a long time. India has been resting a lot of senior players due to the hectic schedule this year and to manage the workload of the players but the selectors would be tempted to include players back for the ODI series against a strong England XI.

India lost their last ODI series against Australia in December 2020 and they would be hoping to put up a better performance in their own backyard against England. Devdutt Padikkal and Prithvi Shaw have scored a load of runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and it will be interesting to see if they get picked up for the ODI series.

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3 Indian Players Who Can Make A Comeback In The ODI Setup After A Long Time:

Axar Patel:

Axar Patel, India
Axar Patel. Image Credits: BCCI

Axar Patel impressed in his debut test series against England in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja and earned his recall for the T20 series against England. Though he won’t be the perfect match for Jadeja’s recent batting form, Axar Patel is a handy replacement for Jadeja. He was picked up in the playing XI for the first T20, but couldn’t make inroads as England dominated the proceedings.

However, his ODI record has been very good and he was part of the 2015 Worldcup squad.  He has played 38 ODI games for India picking up 45 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 4.43. He produces an economical 10 over spell more often and can be handy with the bat at eight. He will be one of the names discussed for the ODI series against England with Jadeja not yet recovered.

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