England vs India: MS Dhoni close to breaking another monumental ODI record

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England have been one of the finest ODI sides in recent times and India will have tough task against a strong batting line-up comprising Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan.

Apart from the England-India series ending on July 17, Zimbabwe will host Pakistan for five matches from July 13 to 22, the West Indies will play three at home versus Bangladesh from July 22 to 28, Sri Lanka will host South Africa for five matches from July 29 to August 12 and the Netherlands play two at home against Nepal. Certainly he has been in great form. "In the previous year or so we have played some good cricket, in and out of India, this tour brings another challenge for us", Rohit said. It would be interesting to see him rearing to go when he gets his turn. As skipper Virat has mentioned ahead of the series, India are also looking at experimenting with their batting order to try and find a stable balance ahead of biggest assignment- the World Cup.

India will be going to play the 1 ODI on high after 2-1 T20I series win while England, the top-ranked ODI team in ICC men's ODI Team rankings, coming into the series having crushed a below-par Australia 6-0 in their last bilateral engagement recently. If Bhuvneshwar Kumar recovers from a stiff back, he will be sharing the new ball with Umesh Yadav.

The unfamiliar stinging sensation of being dropped will not persuade Joe Root to make radical changes to his game as he continues the battle to prove his worth in England's white-ball teams. Along with Roy, the duo will like to take advantage of the Powerplay overs.

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Millions are expected to flood into England's pubs tonight in the hope of finding the most electric atmosphere to watch the game. While fans in England dispersed and the fan parks emptied, Croatia will be preparing for one more big party come Sunday.

Farbrace insisted Root still has a role as England build towards two Twenty20 World Cups in two years in 2020 and 2021 and he will definitely return to the middle order for Thursday's first one-day worldwide at Trent Bridge. It won't be a walk in the park for India.

Team India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Siddarth Kaul.

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