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04-Sep-2014 14:31:00 GMT
England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley

India Aim First Clean Sweep in England

Leeds: Following their 3-1 humiliation in the Tests, India will be looking to repay the humiliation in kind by winning the series 4-0 in the fifth ODI at Leeds.

The gloom for England in ODIs never seems to end. The dynamics of this ODI series has put the future of both teams in front. India are the team to beat in ODIs at the moment while England, who have now not won an ODI series at home since beating Australia 4-0 in 2012, are in total disarray.

The Indian cricket team is on a high and their main aim will be to sustain the winning momentum. MS Dhoni, who became the most successful Indian captain in ODIs with the win in Birmingham, might not want to make any changes in the team. He will be happy with Ajinkya Rahane's form but will be relieved that Shikhar Dhawan came back to form in Edgbaston. The notable changes that he might make are Umesh Yadav in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvneshwar has bowled plenty of overs on this tour and he might be rested.

The other change could be with Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin performing wonderfully, but Dhoni will be give the debut for leg spineer Karn Sharma

Nothing is going right for England. With results not going their way, they have suffered a jolt with Ian Bell not fit for the fifth ODI due to a broken toe. With the exception of Alex Hales and Jos Buttler, none of the other England batsmen have the attacking ability. The calls for Alastair Cook to relinquish the ODI captaincy have gotten shriller with each passing day.

Moeen Ali is finally making some noises with what he does best, the bat. After confounding India in the Tests with the ball, Moeen blasted an aggressive fifty in Edgbaston to showcase his credentials as a batsman. Moeen will be aiming to make it big on a ground where he notched up his best Test knock against Sri Lanka earlier in the summer and give England something to smile for.

Teams from:

Alastair Cook (Capt.), Alex Hales, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Steven Finn, James Anderson, Harry Gurney, James Tredwell, Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan

India: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (Capt. & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Sanju Samson, Umesh Yadav, Stuart Binny, Karn Sharma, Murali Vijay

Pitch & condition
Cloudy skies with maximum temperature of 22 degrees.

Stat & trivia

  • England and India have played five ODIs against each other at Leeds. England have won three and India have won two.

Match facts
Friday September 5, 2014
Start time 1030 local (0930 GMT, 3pm IST)

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