Cricket- 1st ODI- England Vs India- 15 Jan- Prediction- Who Will Win?

India take on England in 1st ODI on 15 Jan at Pune. Can England bounce back in three match ODI series after losing test series?

Can V Kohli lead his men to victory in ODI series after taking over as ODI  Captain from Doni? Who Will Win? Just wait and watch.

Analysis

England

  • Well knit team.
  • Familiar with all types of pitches.
  • Very strong all rounders- B Stokes, C Woakes, D Willey, M Ali, L Dawson.
  • Top order batsmen J Roy and A Hals are in great form.
  • S Billings and D Willey recalled from Big Bash league.
  • Dynamic experienced captain in E Morgan.
  • Terrific pace attack.
  • J Butler/ J Root will score a century.
  • One out of S Billings/ E Morgan/M Ali will score more than 60 runs.
  • Both openers- A Hales and J Roy will score around 40 runs each.
  • Team has capability to score /chase 320 runs.
  • Main wicket takers- B Stokes, C Woakes, A Rashid and D Willey/ L Plunkett.

India

  • Uncertainties about opening pair worry Indian camp.
  • Strong top order-  S Dhawan, K Rahul, A Rahane, V Kohli, Yuvraj-  form of few doubtful.
  • Few all rounders- Jadeja, H Pandya and R Ashwin- not huge run getters.
  • Weak middle order- K Jadav, H Pandya , Jadeja.
  • Pace attack not lethal.
  • Spin department is strong. R Ashwin is a trump card.
  • A Rahane/ S Dhawan/ K L rahul will score century.
  • V Kphli/ M Pandey will score more than 50 runs.
  • Others will contribute less than 30 runs each.
  • Difficult to score 300 runs.
  • Wicket takers- D Ashwin, Jadeja, U Yadav/ B Kumar.

Comparison

  • England has learnt lessons well and are well poised for challenge.
  • India top order is shaky. England top order is in form.
  • England All rounders are better and in form.
  • Only V Kohli and R Ashwin can win matches for India- they fail, India fails.
  • India has better spinners.
  • Overall, England has an edge.

Prediction- Likely Winner- England

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