Winner of India VS England First ODI Match 2017 at Pune
Question in detailIndia VS England first ODI 2017: England in Tests and ODIs are markedly two different sides, and the fact is well known by India's new skipper Virat Kohli. Though it's a great feeling to avenge in Test, something still needs to be reckoned up, at least from India's perspective.
After a comprehensive 4-0 win in Tests, India has abruptly shifted their focus on the ODI series ahead commencing form January, 15, 2017. Finishing the ODI series 3-0 against England is India's new assignment. But, it's no less than reaching a milestone given the visitors' power-hitting and consistency in limited-over cricket. India needs to come up with their fullest potential if they want to become the winner of IND VS ENG first ODI.
England as a team has done quite well over the past two years or so, particularly since the T20 World Cup in India. There is no doubt about the fact that England is studded with limited-over specialists. Having a firing batting line-up coupled with game-changing bowling attack, England have enough reasons to become the winner of IND VS ENG first ODI. But, dreaming the reward without a fight could be visitors' overconfidence.
Kohli's captaincy, Yuvraj's comeback and most importantly Dhoni's presence as only a wicketkeeper-batsman are a few valid points that would capture quite viewers' eyes in India VS England first ODI 2017. Though Kohli will lead the side trying to cope with the challenges England might have on offer, Dhoni's presence behind the wicket must release some pressure from Kohli's shoulder. Kohli is different in terms of communication and interaction with players. And this is what can come as a hindrance to India's mission 3-0 over England. It is Kohli's instinct to never give up; he as a captain he doesn't even mind conceding some runs in cost of wickets. That's where bowlers might suffer a bit in the middle.
Seasoned warhorse, the come-back man Yuvraj Singh will be the man to watch out for in India VS England first ODI 2017. Also, the man to take over India's limited-over captaincy will be in spotlight as to how he performs as a captain. Playing under Kohli's captaincy could be a different challenge for players as they might suffer a bit to adjust to a rather aggressive approach Kohli has reckoned in the team over the time, as a batsman though. And this fear not baseless.
Will India win the first ODI against England under Kohli's captaincy?