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England and India face each other in the second chapter of India's current tour, with the tourists having triumphed 2-1 in the T20i series.
England whitewashed Australia in their most recent ODI series, winning all five games as they hone their form ahead of next year's World Cup.
Their last ODI at Trent Bridge saw them post a world record 481/6. Australia managed just 239 all out in reply.
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Who will win India vs England, 1st ODI?
After India took the T20i series, England will look to restore some pride in their preferred limited-overs format when the ODI series starts at Trent Bridge. The match is scheduled for July 12 and the live action begins at 12:30 local time.
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England did not win a single toss in their most recent ODI series but have shown themselves to be adept at setting a target in this format. That will come in handy, as India are most likely to field first given their usual preference for chasing.
Tom Curran has been ruled out of the entire ODI series - having also missed the T20 series. Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan drop out from the T20 squad, with bowler Mark Wood the only addition to the England squad. Sam Billings and Craig Overton have not been retained from the squad selected to face Australia, while Chris Woakes is still injured.
Ben Stokes has proved his fitness, batting and bowling in the third T20 after replacing Joe Root in the line-up. He could start ahead of England's test captain again at Trent Bridge.
Alex Hales' injury means he will be unable to replicate his brilliant batting at Trent Bridge last time out, but it does solve one selection problem for England with Stokes and Root both in the starting XI.
ENG Key Players
Jason Roy hit 67 from 31 balls in the third T20 as he returned to his big-hitting best. Roy hit two centuries in the series win against Australia as he formed a brilliant opening partnership with similarly in-form Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow has hit 703 runs in his last ten innings, including scoring three consecutive ODI centuries.
Even in Alex Hales absence, England have plenty of batting depth. In-form Jos Butler scored a match-winning 110* in England's fifth ODI against Australia, while Ben Stokes will be hoping to proving his fitness and contribute with both bat and ball.
With the ball, leg-spinner Adil Rashid picked up his 100th ODI wicket during the series with Australia and fellow spinner Moeen Ali has picked up 18 wickets in his last ten games.
ENG Team Form
England were in glistening ODI form in their most recent series, as they whitewashed the depleted Australian tourists. It was not just the 5-0 series victory that impressed but the manner of those wins too, which included the world record 481/6 scored in their most recent game at Trent Bridge.
England bowled Australia out in four of the five matches too, taking 48 wickets in the series in total, and their record-breaking score at Trent Bridge - anchored by Alex Hales' 147 from 92 balls - was one of three scores above 300, as Jason Roy hit centuries in totals of 342/8 (won by 38 runs) in Cardiff and 314/4 (won by six wickets) at Durham.
Jos Buttler was the hero in their most recent match, meanwhile. England bowled Australia out for 205 - Moeen Ali claiming 4-46 - but the hosts struggled in reply. Buttler's unbeaten 110 from 122 balls guided them to a nervy one-wicket win and a series whitewash, however.
Prior to facing the Australians, though, England did lose their previous ODI - a shock defeat to Scotland. Scotland posted 371/5 and then bowled England out for 365 to claim a famous six-run victory.
England Predicted Playing 11
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Jake Ball, Dawid Malan
India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
Shardul Thakur has replaced injured Jasprit Bumrah in India's ODI squad while Washington Sundar - who has an ankle injury - has been replaced by Axar Patel. Ambati Rayudu was supposed to feature in the ODI series but, after failing a fitness test, he did not travel and he has been replaced by Suresh Raina.
IND Key Players
Two of England's traditional tormentors with the ball have been in good form for India, with Kuldeep Yadav claiming 20 wickets in his last eight ODIs and Yuzvendra Chahal taking 24 in his last ten games. Between them, they took 33 wickets in the series against South Africa. Kuldeep was also in brilliant form in the T20 series, winning the first game with 5-24 to turn the game in India's favour, having also claimed seven wickets in Ireland too.
With the bat, India are packed with talent. Virat Kohli averages 167.75 in his last seven ODI matches, while Rohit Sharma has scored 534 runs in ten games at an average of 59.33. Sharma, of course, also hit a century in the most recent T20 international between the two. Kohli was the top scorer in the series against South Africa though, hitting three centuries and one 50 on his way to 558 runs - including an unbeaten 160.
IND Team Form
India's most recent ODI series saw them take on South Africa in February in a six-match series. They set the tone by chasing down 270 to win the first match by six wickets with 4.3 overs to spare, and then bowled South Africa out for 118 to win the second game by nine-wickets. More excellent bowling saw South Africa skittled for 179 in reply to 303/6 and though South Africa won a rain-affected fourth match, India hit back by bowling them out for 201 and 204 to win the final two matches and claim a 5-1 series victory.
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
ENG : W W W W W
IND : W W L W W
ENG vs IND Head to Head
ENG vs IND Head to Head
India won their most recent ODI series against England against the touring English team in January 2017. In three high-scoring games, India won the first two to claim the series but England hit back to salvage some pride in their most recent encounter.
The first game saw England post 350/7, but India reached the target with 11 balls to spare as Virat Kohli hit 122 and Kedar Jadhav scored 120 from 76 balls. At Cuttack, India batted first and scored 381/6 – Yuvraj Singh (150) and MS Dhoni (134) sharing 256 for the fourth wicket – and England fell just short as they reached 366/8 thanks to Eoin Morgan’s century. They restored some pride in the final game, however, as they defended 321/8 to win by five runs.
Prior to that, England had won both of their previous ODIs against India – two years earlier – after bowling them out cheaply, for 153 and 200 respectively.
India vs England Betting Odds
England’s recent 5-0 series win against Australia has tempted the bookmakers to make them favourites for this one – particularly as they return to Trent Bridge after their record-breaking heroics there last time. They are 1.73 to win with Bet365, but it would be dangerous to bet against the similarly in-form tourists, who are 2.10 to win.
England scored plenty of runs against Australia last time out, not least Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy at the top of the order. Bairstow is 4.00 to be England’s top run scorer and Roy is 4.33.
For India, meanwhile, you can not look beyond in-form Virat Kohli. He took the attack to South Africa in their most recent ODI series and he is 3.25 to top score at Trent Bridge for India.
England vs India Prediction
England captain Eoin Morgan says the hosts will need to be near perfect to beat India in this ODI series. They were exactly that in thrashing Australia last time out, but India’s strength has already showed in the T20 series and the tourists can make a winning start to the ODIs too.
Final Verdict: Back India to beat England at 2.10 with Bet365