Ahmedabad: The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and England will be played in Pune from 1:30 pm today. India had defeated England 3–1 in the Test series and after that they also won a spectacular 3–2 in the T20 series. Now India is also eyeing victory in ODI series. Let’s take a look at which 4 Indian players can prove to be match winners in the first ODI against England.
1. Virat Kohli
Team India captain Virat Kohli is running in excellent form. In T20 captain Virat Kohli was the hero of Team India’s series win, Kohli scored the highest 231 runs in T20 series. Kohli (Virat Kohli) was chosen as the ‘Man of the Series’ in the T20 series. If Kohli goes into the first ODI against England, then India can win the match. Virat Kohli has scored the highest 319 runs in Pune. Virat Kohli has scored two centuries and a half-century in Pune. Virat Kohli’s batting average is around 80 on this ground.
2. Rohit Sharma
Team India’s opener ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma is also in amazing form these days. Rohit Sharma is considered India’s biggest match winner in One Day International format. Rohit Sharma has three double centuries in ODIs and he is the only batsman in the world to do so. Pune’s pitch is considered excellent for batting, in which Rohit Sharma gave India a good start, so he can easily put pressure on England.
3. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Team India’s star fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has made a strong comeback after a long time in the T20 series against England. The same old edge and swing is seen in Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s bowling, due to which he is hunting the opposing batsmen. In the absence of Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has performed well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was recently awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ in the fifth and last T20 International match. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 2 wickets for 15 runs in 4 overs. During this time, his bowling economy rate was 3.80, which is very good in T20.
4. Hearty Pandya
Hardik Pandya is now doing well both with the ball and the bat. Whether in batting or bowling T20 series, Hardik Pandya was in excellent form. If Hardik Pandya performs a stormy performance with the ball and bat in the first ODI against England, then he can win the match on his own. Hardik Pandya is one of the powerful hitters of world cricket.