The long tour for England in India is finally coming to an end with the last ODI scheduled on 28th with the series hanging in balance. The 2nd game saw some dominating performances from both the sides, but the bigger piece of cake belongs to the English top order who were unstoppable in the chase.
They annihilated the Indian bowling attack under lights that made 336, look like a below par total for the hosts. It also paved way for a blockbuster finish on Sunday. Even though the hosts hold the aces, the English team have seeded an element of doubt in Indian bowling attack that gives them a slight edge over their counter parts.
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India vs England 3rd ODi Dream11 team Predictions: IND vs ENG: Team Recommendation
Looking at every player’s recent form, the ideal eleven should have 2 Wicket-Keepers, 3 Batsmen, 2 All-rounders and 4 bowlers.
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant.
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya and Ben Stokes.
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, Reece Topley and Adil Rashid.
India vs England 3rd ODi Dream11 team Predictions: IND vs ENG: Wicket-keeper
Rishabh Pant has once again proven that he is a must in the eleven across formats with the youngster bringing a lot of unorthodoxy into the squad. With India going at 5 runs per over, it was Pant’s 77 off 40 that set the game up beautifully at the end.
On the other hand, his partner K L Rahul crafted a much-needed hundred with the side losing 2 wickets under 10 overs. His role in the middle order has not only strengthened the middle order but has stabilized it big time.
Jos Buttler hasn’t performed to his potential up until now, but if the law of averages catch-up, he is due for a big one on Sunday. He is seen struggling to pacers early on, gifting the wickets to quick bowlers on both the occasions.
On the other hand, Jonny Bairstow is a different player altogether in ODIs with the right-handed player taking the sails out of India’s bowling in both the occasions. His century also meant that the side got over the line comfortably.
India vs England 3rd ODi Dream11 team Predictions: IND vs ENG: Batsmen
For India, it is important for the pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to get the side off to a flyer instead of playing conservatively in the powerplay. They have to find the perfect balance between playing themselves in and playing aggressively. This will not only push the run rate but makes it that much easy for the batsman to follow, to play their natural game.
Virat Kohli has been the one who has soaked the pressure and has constantly delivered with much needed 60s and 70s in the recent past. Given his ability, he should back himself to score a boundary every other over in the middle overs phase to keep up the run rate.
As far as England is concerned, they have a swashbuckling batsman at the top of the order in the form of Jason Roy whose hand-eye co-ordination is second to none currently. His 55 off 52 threw the bowlers off their regulation lines and lengths.
Dawid Malan is perfectly suited in the middle order who has the ability to anchor as well as go bonkers depending on the match situation.
Liam Livingstone had a steady start to his ODI career with the youngster showcasing his talent with two huge maximums and a boundary in his 21-ball stint. He is a sure shot future prospect in this English side.
India vs England: IND vs ENG 3rd ODI Dream11 Team Predictions: All-rounders
Hardik Pandya was in the mood as he made merry out of English death bowling. He scored 35 runs in just 16 balls that enabled the side cross the 330 mark in the first innings.
His sibling Krunal Pandya didn’t have the best of the days after being tonked all over the park by Ben Stokes and Bairstow with the ball. He went for 72 runs in his 6 over spell.
With the series at stake, Washington Sundar might be given a go ahead as the 5th bowling option because of southpaws in the English middle order.
Ben Stokes was costly with the ball, but he more than made it up with his heroics with the bat. He is a sight to behold when in full swing. Even though everyone were gutted that he stumbled before getting to that three-figure mark, he had left enough damage in the Indian camp.
Moeen Ali was surprisingly played conservatively even when he was bowling short or when he was a little too full. He went for just 47 runs in his full quota of overs. Sam Curran opening spell was spot on as he picked up the wicket of Rohit Sharma. But he was taken to cleaners at the death.
India vs England 3rd ODi Dream11 team Predictions: IND vs ENG: Bowlers
After getting battered in the 2nd ODI, there are few unsolved questions in the spin department. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was once again on the money with the new ball with the new entrant complimenting the senior teammate extremely well.
The big plus from Prasidh Krishna is that he bowls his heart out and is undeterred even when the ball is flying out of the park. His second spell where he nailed his yorkers comes as a huge plus for the side.
The 3rd pacer Shardul Thakur had an off day with his variations not working on expected lines. His control in the middle overs is still a huge topic for debate. Coming to the core of the problem, Kuldeep Yadav is just not finding his rhythm and is becoming a liability in the side. The talented chinaman needs to work on his pace and the way he delivers it, to get back in the mix. This can also mean that Yuzvendra Chahal might be back in the eleven for the final game.
Reece Topley is turning out to be a great find for England in limited overs with the control and discipline he possesses at such an early stage in his career. He went for just 6.20 runs per over in a 6.70 runs per over game and took two important scalps.
Tom Curran has been nothing but disappointing with very little that he has offered so far. He lacks pace and often bowls in the slot for the batsmen that makes him vulnerable in the death. He was the costliest bowler after going for 83 runs.
Adil Rashid was brilliant on a pitch that offered very little for the slow bowlers. He removed Kohli at an important juncture and varied the pace to keep the scoring rate at check.
India vs England 3rd ODi Dream11 team Predictions: IND vs ENG: Predicted winner
India vs England 3rd ODi Dream11 team Predictions: IND vs ENG: Where to watch?
The series decider between India and England will be live telecasted on Star Network for the Indian cricket fans. The matches will be streamed on Star Sports 1 and its HD subsidiaries apart from the Hotstar app.