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The last and decisive match of the 3 ODIs series between India and England will be played today. The match will be played at the stadium of Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune from 1.30pm. The series is tied at 1-1 between the two teams. If Team India loses the last match, it will lose its third consecutive ODI series.
In the last two series, India was defeated by New Zealand in February 2020 and Australia in November. India played both these series in the home of the opposition team.
However, Team India has won the last two home series. He defeated the West Indies in December 2019 and Australia in January 2020. In such a situation, if the Indian team wins the third ODI, it will be their third consecutive win at home.
Indian team has not lost to England at home for 29 years
Team India has not lost an ODI series against England at home for 29 years. The last time the English team defeated India was 4–1 in the ODI series at home in December 1984. Since then, India has not lost any ODI series to England. The last time the Indian team beat England 2–1 in the series was at home in January 2017.
Bowling department of team India weak
His bowling has proved to be a weak link for the Indian team in the series. Although Team India had won the first match by 66 runs, but England also had a very fast start in that match. In the process of playing fast, England lost successive wickets and also lost the match won. However, in the second ODI, the visiting team did not make this mistake, and playing carefully, defeated Team India by 6 wickets and made the series 1-1.
Chahal and Natarajan may get a chance
To win the third match, Indian captain Virat Kohli can make some necessary changes in the bowling department. In the second ODI, spinner Kuldeep Yadav gave 84 runs without taking any wicket in 10 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal may get a chance to knock him out. At the same time, Yorker specialist T Natarajan can be included in Playing-11 in place of Shardul Thakur in fast bowling. In the second ODI, Shardul conceded 54 runs in 7.3 overs and did not get a wicket.
Washington can play instead of Krunal
At the same time, all-rounder Krunal Pandya can also be shown the way out. As a batsman, Krunal fits into the middle order, but is unable to take any wickets in bowling. In the second ODI, he took 72 runs without taking wickets in 6 overs. All-rounder Washington Sundar may get a chance in his place.
Batting slow for the first 30-35 overs is a headache for Team India
A major headache for Team India is his initial slow batting as well. The team batting slowly in 30–35 overs with caution to not lose wickets. In the last 10 overs, trying to score 100+ runs by batting fast definitely gives success. In such a situation, the score reaches only around 330. Whereas this is very rare for England’s aggressive batting.
An example is the second ODI. In this, Team India scored 173 runs after losing 3 wickets in the first 35 overs. While England had scored 281 runs losing 1 wicket in the same over. In the end, the Indian team scored 336 runs losing 6 wickets in 50 overs, while England had won the match by losing 337 runs after losing 4 wickets in 43.3 overs. At this slow pace it will be very difficult for Team India to win the third match against England.
Weather and Pitch Report
The sky will be clear during the match in Pune. The temperature is estimated to range from 22 to 39 degrees Celsius. The pitch is completely pitched, that means the batsmen will get help like the first and second ODI here. Fast bowlers can get swing. Here, the team will like to bowl first after winning the toss.
Indian team has a chance to win sixth consecutive series away from England at home
If the Indian team wins the third match, then it will win the sixth consecutive bilateral ODI series against England at home. Team India defeated England in the series 5–1 at home in March 2006. They have won 5 consecutive ODI series against the English team.
Chance to win first ODI series of the year for the 5th time in a row
This is Team India’s first ODI series of the year. If the team wins this match, it will win the first ODI series of the year for the 5th time in a row. The Indian team has been winning its first ODI series of the year continuously since 2017. The last time they beat Australia 2–1 was in their home country in January 2020. Team India last lost their first ODI series of the year in 2016. Australia then lost the series 4–1 to their home.
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