India Vs england 3rd odi 2021 final match preview. News is that England won the toss & choosen to bowl first.
When England got defeated on past Tuesday. They were one step away to back to home without showing anything significant from the long tiring India tour. Right After few days on past friday the visitors came out on the field all gun blazing & win 2nd odi match in brutal manner the best chance of finishing the tour in the same vein they started in Chennai.
Having already lost the Test series and the T20I series the world champions shown on 2nd odi match, how strong england cricket team is & displayed their attacking brand of cricket inspite of Eoin Morgan, Joe Root & Jofra Archer not available for Odi match. Eoin morgan also not played after 1st odi match .
The good pitch & fast outfield of Pune have helped their party also as England’s batsman played attacking shot right from the start . Their hard hitting approach to clear the ropes on almost each over was on shown on Friday (March 26) when they hit 20 sixes in the target of 337.
Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy opening pair have scored more than 100 in both the games and then Stokes surprised India with a 52-ball 99 runs smack in the 2nd ODI that included 10 sixes & 4 fours.
India’s would like to out top 3 batsman of England as early as possible for the sake to put pressure on the like of Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone and Jos Buttler relatively. who was failed in his last two matches , scored 2 out of 2 .
Today’s 3rd & last match on March 28 , Sunday become virtual final . Those team will win Todays match, will win Odi match Series . India will need to learn lesson & will definitely look to attack from the beginning of match from first 10 overs As far as batting is concerned.
Their bowling specially spinners performance was below par in last match , kuldeep yadav & krunal pandya both went expensive & gone for plenty of runs that took away the match from india grasp . India would like to bring yuzvendra chahal in place of kuldeep yadav & should include Washington sunder .
India should ask Hardik Pandya to bowl in todays decider match if required. He was successful in recently concluded t20 match series .
Match Date & Timing : Sunday, March 28, 2021, 13:30 ,Indian Standard Time
Match place venue :- Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Pitch conditions: Pitch look batting paradise as expected ball should come nicely on bat . There is not much help for pacer, Except first few initial overs . High scoring run fest is always on as far as pitch is concerned
India: The batting unit seems look okay . As Rishabh Pant look in great touch. Yuzvendra Chahal’s should be bring back in playing 11 & expect Washington Sundar inclusion & T Natarajan may also get a chance in .
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, T natarajan
England: The visitors will look to pick mark wood in place of Tom Curran , As he leaked many runs & was look ordinary bowler in last match.
Probable XI: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley.
What players said
‘Of course, we need to play smart at times but we always want to commit to that fashion that we play and the brand of cricket that we play as a side that served us so well for so long.’ – Jos Buttler think no reason to change England’s playing approach.
‘I never played for hundreds in my life, probably why I ended up getting so many in such a short while. It’s more important for the team to win. If I get a three-figure score and the team doesn’t win, it means nothing.’ – Virat Kohli is not much care by the century due .
India team: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, T Natarajan, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill
England team: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Tom Curran , Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Matthew Parkinson