What a cracker jacker of a game did we witness in the 2nd ODI. The match had everything like a Bollywood flick. A precarious beginning, an emotional plot featuring centuries from Dhoni and Yuvraj, action filled middle part and a happy ending in which India edged England to win by a narrow margin of 15 runs. Now it’s time for final ODI between India and England which is scheduled to take place at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata and will be played on 22 January 2017 at 1.30 pm. So, till then check out the India vs England 3rd ODI prediction, preview and squad.
So at the end of two nerve-wracking matches, the two teams travel to Kolkata for the final match of the series.The series is well decided with India taking an unassailable lead of 2-0 and looking good for a clean sweep and final match is a fight for the pride for Englishmen who are yet to open their account. For India, it will be a good practice ahead of the Champions Trophy.
So let us see what the Third ODI will hold for us.First for the visitors.They are really having torrid time out here.Their bowlers are getting battered and their batsmen, however, hard they try are coming shortly.Even in the last match they chased valiantly but came short.
The English team would want their luck to change because the results have not shown the real story. They would also like their bowlers to shoulder responsibility.India plundered 200 runs in the final 20 overs in the last ODI to kill the contest. With Alex Hales injured they would want Jason Roy to get a big score. Also, Root has to play longer innings,
Also, Root has to play longer innings, however he has been getting out after getting a 50. Butler too needs to come to the party. The captain, however, e happy by his 100. He needs to play Rashid in Kolkata.Fast bowlers are suspectable to big hitting.
Captain Kohli would be happy having bagged his first one-day series as captain. Especially seeing Yuvraj and Dhoni feed off each other to set up a famous Indian win would be very satisfying for him. Bhuvi bowled really well at the depth and that would have pleased him.
The spin duo of Jadeja and Ashwin also clicked to restrict the English batsmen. He would be waiting for an encore from them. He would also want to score big and express himself in Kolkata. Hoping for another high scoring game in Kolkata.
India vs England 3rd ODI Prediction
As per our prediction is concerned, India is favourite to win this match, looking at the current form of both teams.
India: Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
England: Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes.