India versus England, 1st ODI: 11 of India play; Focus on Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul

1. NC contact

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan should open the first ODI for India. Dhawan had only played one match in the T20I series but his record as an opener in the ODIs is impeccable, more than 5000 runs in the shadow over 45 with 17 hundreds. India will seek to trust the well-known Rohit-Dhawan couple to have more influence against England.

2. Medium order

2. Medium order

The middle order could come from skipper Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant. All of them are in fine contact, as has been shown at different stages of the series against England. India will seek to go with this explosive middle order to keep England at a distance.

3. All-rounder

3. All-rounder

Hardik Pandya will definitely play in the 11th Hardik. Hardik has done well as a bowler and batsman in the T20I series and that is a huge boost for India. He had played as a batsman against Australia last year because of a fix to reduce stress and injury. The second all-rounder is a litter between Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya. But Washington could only have one advantage if it wasn’t about playing a proper third sailor.

4. Bowler

4. Bowler

India will use Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who led bowling in the T20Is against England, Mohammad Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal as bowlers admirably.

5. Play 11

5. Play 11

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (week), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

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