IND vs ENG live score update: After some exciting battles in T20I, India and England waved swords in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. After winning the Test and T20 series, Virat Kohli’s men should be high in confidence, and they will extend their winning runs. However, he is up against the top-order ODI team, which has been outstanding in white-ball cricket over the years. Also, England will be redemption, and men in blue cannot put one foot wrong. In the meantime, stay tuned for the live score updates of IND vs ENG 1st ODI. First ODI of 2021 on India vs England live streaming online Star Sports and Disney + Hotstar.
With the big names such as Joe Root, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer not participating in the series, viewers actually have some big shoes. However, there is still no shortage of match-winners in the England line-up. Dashners such as Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Jose Butler are proven stars of their format, while Root’s potential replacement Sam Billings has a good chance. The bowling line-up, however, does not look powerful in the absence of Vox and Archer. Mark Wood will get a chance to lead the pace attack, while Adil Rashid will lead the team in the spin department. India vs England 1st ODI 2021, rain forecast and weather report from Pune: check pitch report of Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Talking about India, Virat Kohli on the eve of the game, Confirmed that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open for India. Therefore, KL Rahul can handle wicket-keeping duty well with Rishabh Pant. Hardik Pandya’s elder brother and all-rounder Krunal is expected to get his first ODI cap with Karnataka fast bowler Prasidh Krishna.
Not to be forgotten, the series is a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League with 30 points up. England are currently third in the team standings with three wins from six matches, while the Men in Blue are upset at 10th, having lost their previous ODI series 2–1 against Australia.
(The above story first appeared on March 23, 2021 12:47 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website.)