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India take on England in the 2nd ODI at the iconic Lord’s stadium in London. They will go into the match with a 1-0 lead and knowing that a win will clinch them the series trophy.
The visitors thumped England in the 1st ODI after Kuldeep picked his career best of 6-25 and Rohit Sharma smashed a huge knock of 137*.
The Trent Bridge wicket in Nottingham was once again expected to play host to a high scoring thriller but the Indian wrist spinner ensured that the hosts were restricted to a mere 268.
With exactly 365 days left for the ICC World Cup, England will look to turn the tides and take the series to the last match. Pitch in Lord’s is expected to play similar to Cardiff where England handled Kuldeep with ease.
Team wise India look solid and are likely to retain the same side. The only change they might consider doing is bringing back the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar if fit. England on the other hand will have to be reliant on Stokes following Hales’ injury.
Here are the probable lineups:
The match is scheduled to begin at 3.30PM IST with telecast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul.
England: ason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett.