Date: 28th March, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
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After England thrashed India by 6 wickets in the 2nd ODI, the two teams will now meet on Sunday at the same venue for the highly-anticipated series decider. The visitors will be riding high on confidence after their clinical performance on Friday, while the Indian team will hope to bounce back strongly. With the series on the line, the stage is perfectly set for a thrilling contest on Sunday.
Matches: 37 | Runs: 1502 | Average: 50.1 | SR: 89.8 | HS: 112
Matches: 253 | Runs: 12162 | Average: 59.3 | SR: 93.2 | HS: 148
Matches: 97 | Runs: 2782 | Average: 40.9 | SR: 95.3 | HS: 102*
Matches: 85 | Runs: 3425 | Average: 48.9 | SR: 104.7 | HS: 141*
Batsmen have dominated the bowlers in the first two ODIs and the trend is expected to be continued in the third ODI as well. The likes of KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Shikhar Dhawan and all-rounder Ben Stokes have looked in devastating form with the bat and the spotlight will again be on these players as they look set to continue their rich vein of form. These players will be the best captain and vice-captain choices for this match.
World champions England looked in formidable form on Friday as Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes made a mockery of India’s bowling effort. England chased down the target of 337 in just 43.3 overs with 6 wickets in hand. If India can get early wickets on Sunday, they can expose the weakness of England’s fragile middle-order, which is missing some key players. Moeen Ali can be a key pick for fantasy team as he bowled his full quota of 10 overs and was the most economical bowler in the 2nd ODI. He can contribute with the bat too.
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Reece Topley, Prasidh Krishna
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