The Indian team would be really pleased with their performance in the first ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday. The visitors displayed a superb performance in all the departments as they not only bowled England out for 110 after winning the toss and electing to bowl first but also chased down the target in just 18.4 overs.
While the England side would be determined to make a comeback after the humiliating defeat in the series opener, it wouldn’t be that easy against an in-form Indian team. Before the face-off between the two teams at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday, here is a stat-based prediction of what could unfold in the second match of the series.
1. Toss Prediction
India had a better toss-winning percentage in their last ODI series than England in their last assignment. As it turned out, India won the first toss of the series and based on these two stats, predicting Rohit Sharma to call it right at the toss in the second game.
2. Win Possibility
One has to say that India start as favourites at this stage based on their form in the T20I series as well as the confidence that they will take from the dominating win in the first ODI. So predicting the visitors to win this series by winning the second match.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is India. They have had a better head-to-head record in this format against this opponent and their recent form also seems to be brilliant. So these factors make it a no-brainer to pick India as the Team of the Day.
4. Powerplay Score (First 10 overs)
This is a tricky one to predict especially because of England’s top order’s struggles in recent times. While on their day, the England team can make a mockery of any bowling attack, they have failed to find the answers to India’s bowlers. Yet predicting both teams to score over 50 runs in the first 10 overs.
5. Average Score
267.66 is the average first innings score at Lord’s in the last 3 ODIs that have been played here.
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