|England v India 2014|
ScheduleWednesday, 27 August 2014 at 09:30 GMT / 10:30 UK / 15:00 IST
VenueSophia Gardens, Cardiff
The opening One Day International between England and India was washed out without being a single ball bowled and both teams will be anticipating a favourable result in the second game. The Men in Blue have lost the five Test series already against the hosts at 1-3 and they will be determined to take into account of their deficiencies while grasping the ODI series The Englishmen will try to keep up the winning momentum but they have to work really hard since the visitors will give them a tough time.
The batting of the home side will revolve around Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Jos Buttler. James Anderson was the highest wicket taker in the test series with 25 whereas Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan and Steven Finn are in brilliant form.
The Indians won the tour match (50 overs) against Middlesex by a margin of 95 runs and most importantly Virat Kohli got back his form by smashing 71 runs. Ambati Rayudu contributed 72 while Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni are competent batsmen. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin can defend their total.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 09:30 GMT, 10:30 local at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
Chances of rain with the temperatures around 14-18ᵒC.
The winning captain will opt to bat first
Equally good for batting and bowling
England – Alastair Cook (C), Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Ben Stokes, Harry Gurney, James Tredwell.
India – MS Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma.
Team England has more chances of victory.