India who looked down and out in England looked a side to beat now. Having won the first two one day internationals comprehensively, India look forward to take an unbeatable lead in the series during third ODI at Mohali.
England found hard in first two ODI’s to even compete against World Champions India and that is most worrying factor for the visitors. India so far in the series outplayed the English team in all department of the game.
The visitors failed miserably in all departments of the game whether it’s batting, bowling or fielding. Indian batsmen Virat Kohli, M.S.Dhoni and Gambhir are in very good form and that is really good sign for the world champions. England are left with mountain to climb in next three ODI’s.
India are a much-changed team from the outfit that won the World Cup back in April, but in their first home campaign since that momentous achievement, they have tapped into the same well of confidence. England batsmen troubled in first game by Indian spinners and by seamer in 2nd game.
Indian batting and bowling both looking solid and it’s hard to believe that how England manage a win in remaining three ODI’s. England batsmen have to somehow find to negotiate the dot ball they are playing during middle overs. In 2nd ODI they have played 173 dot balls which is more than 50% of their innings.
England problem doesn’t only in the batting department but even their bowler struggled to take attack to the Indian batsmen. Steven Finn and T.Bresenan both performed well in patches. G.Swann bowled well in both ODI but without troubling much.
Mohali wickets always provide something to the batters as well as bowlers. In the evening condition ball tend to seam a bit and in first half spinner will have a crucial role to play. Toss will play another important factor in third one day as dew is likely to play its part during evening.
England think tank has suggested that they need someone in middle orders who can play long innings so Ian Bell chances of playing third ODI has increased. Jonny Bairstow after an impressive ODI debut failed to performed in first two one dayers, so he is likely to be replaced by Ian Bell.
Both teams know how important this game will be from each team perspective.
India Squad: Parthiv Patel (WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, M.S.Dhoni (Captain & WK), Ravinder Jadeja, , R.Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar.
England Squad: Craig Kieswetter (WK), Alastair Cook (Captain), Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Scott Borthwick, Jade Dernbach.