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India vs England 3rd ODI Playing 11: Natarajan returns in place of Kuldeep

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 3rd ODI Playing 11, Squad: India are looking for a hat-trick of series wins after coming out on top in the Tests and T20Is. The visitors, despite having pushed India to the limits, will be looking for some silverware to take back for their efforts.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 28, 2021 1:38:13 pm
India vs England 3rd ODI: Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya were expensive in the 2nd ODI. (BCCI)

India vs England 3rd ODI Predicted Playing 11: India’s total of 336 was made to look far from sufficient in the 2nd ODI and so the last match of England’s two-month tour is a series decider. India are looking for a hat-trick of series wins after coming out on top in the Tests and T20Is. The visitors, despite having pushed India to the limits, will be looking for some silverware to take back for their efforts.

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England hit an astounding 20 sixes in a 337-run chase which became a cakewalk, thanks to inept bowling from spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya. Kuldeep leaked 84 runs in the second game after giving 64 runs in the first. And, so did Krunal Pandya, who gave 72 runs in six overs with an embarrassing average of 12 per over.

Skipper Virat Kohli, who hit two successive 50 plus scores, would be keen to carry his form and convert the start into a really big total and end the century drought.

Hardik would continue to play his role of a finisher but question mark remains on what kind of workload management is happening considering that he has rarely bowled save a few overs in the recently concluded T20 International.

Playing XIs:

India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan

England XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone

Teams

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur

England: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood. Covers: Jake Ball, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan

(With PTI inputs)

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