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13-Jul-2018 11:24:00 GMT
Eng v Ind, 2nd ODI, London

England looks to prove wristspin no nemesis

London: After Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma put England to the sword at Trent Bridge, the hosts will need to show resilience if they are to bounce back at Lord's on Saturday.

Kuldeep, who took the best-ever figures (6/25) for a spinner in an ODI in England, and Sharma, who struck a typically graceful century, were India's stars in their eight-wicket trouncing of Eoin Morgan's side and the hosts must act decisively if they are to avoid a repeat performance and a series defeat.

If the visitors claim victory at Lord's the series will be sealed and they will be one win away from taking top spot from England in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings.  

Morgan acknowledged that the wrist-spin of Kuldeep "exposes an area of our game we need to improve upon" but also said he didn't expect the 23-year-old to be quite such a threat on the surface at Lord's as he had been at Trent Bridge.

Both sides are expected to keep the same side: India understandably keen not to break a winning formula, and England confident in their players' abilities to bounce back from Thursday's disappointment.

Despite being dropped for the final match of the T20I series and scoring just 3 at Trent Bridge, there is no suggestion that Root's place in the 50-over side is under threat.

Teams from

Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood

India: Virat Kohli (c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav

Pitch and conditions
A hot day is expected in North London. Temperatures are set to peak at around 26 degrees and there is very little chance of rain.

Stats and trivia

  • MS Dhoni is just 33 runs short of the shimmering feat of 10,000 ODI runs.
  • Dinesh Karthik needs just four more runs to complete 1500 runs in ODI cricket.
  • Axar Patel needs five more wickets to scalp 50 wickets in ODI cricket.

Match facts
Saturday 14 July 2018
Start time: 11:00am local (1000 GMT)

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