India would secure the ODI series by winning 2nd match at Barabati Stadium

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 | 0

Team India is currently playing their second ODI match against England which match has started in the earlier today. This is the day/night ODI as like before and the match is hosted at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. The Blues has got previous good experiences in this ground. They faced defeat last time in this ground in 2003 and against England in 2002. So, India is regarded as the favourite in the match. Besides, if they able to win this match, they can secure the series as well. The ODI series consists of three match es where the Blues already got victory in the first match due to Virat Kohli and Jadhav. They both made century each on that match.

India would secure the ODI series by winning 2nd match at Barabati Stadium

Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsman in the world nowadays who is also the current skipper of Indian team. He can lead his team very well. Basically, Kohli was the Test captain of the Blues and MS Dhoni was the ODI captain. But, recently, Dhoni left his captaincy and handed over to Kohli. Virat Kohli has completed total 27 ODI centuries and ranked in 4th position on highest century table. He is placed after legend Sachin Tendulkar, Australian Ricky Ponting and Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya. He just needs one more century to make equal with the Lankan batsman.

However, India total played against England almost 94 one day international matches where the Blues won 51 match and lost 38. Besides, before the ODI season starts, this two teams played a five matches Test series where England just drawn the first Test and rest four were lost.

However, team India is currently placed on 3rd position in ODI ranking according to ICC where England is in sixth position. So, they have the maximum chance to win the match as well as the series. Team India is generally strong in batting than any other teams and their players can able to perform best in their home ground.

In the ongoing match, England won the toss and decided to field. According to the recent news, team India has scored 237 runs by losing only three wickets and Dhoni and Yuvraj are still in crease. Yuvraj has already made a century and Dhoni has scored 81 runs so far. So, if they will cross 300 runs, the game will be more tough for English player to win.

 

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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