India superbly bounced back after the 7-wicket thrashing in the rescheduled Test and clinched the following 3-match T20I series 2-1. A clean sweep in the shortest format of the game was very likely but India gave chances to other players in the squad after winning the first two matches to take an unassailable 2-0 lead.
Now, the focus will be shifting to the 3-match ODI series which will kick start from Tuesday, August 2022 at the Kennington Oval in London. The match will kick start from 5:30 PM IST. Like the T20Is, Jos Buttler will captain England's 50-over squad for the first time as their full-time captain. India, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma will look to repeat the dominance they displayed in the T20Is. The second and third ODIs will be played on July 14 and 17 at Lord's and Manchester respectively.
As we gear up for the 1st ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the ENG vs IND 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the ENG vs IND head-to-head contest.
India last played an ODI match in February and thrashed West Indies 3-0, while Netherlands, who recently played against Netherlands in the format in June, have won all of their last five ODIs. In their last five encounters against each other, England have emerged victorious on three occasions. However, India who won their last ODI match and series against England in March 2021, look the more favourite side to beat the hosts. The momentum clearly is in favour of India who could have easily whitewashed England in the T20Is had they fielded a full-strength side for the third match on Sunday. England's new captain Jos Buttler is also under clear pressure after losing a series at home. Overall, the two sides have played 103 ODIs against each other. India lead the head-to-head tally 55-43. India have played 42 ODIs in England, winning 16 and losing 22 of them. The visitors have lost their last three ODIs in the European nation. But again the Men in Blue look set to break the chain and win on Tuesday. England bowling attack look weak and India will be raring to have a go at them.
The last time India played an ODI match in England, the likes of Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood were there to Test the batting strength of the side. However, this time around, all-rounder Ben Stokes is the most experienced pacer in the side. The likes of Brydon Carse and Reece Topley have played only 5 and 15 ODIs respectively. Up against an inexperienced bowling line-up is India batting line-up consisting of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. Each of these players have the tendency to turn the match on its head at any given point of the game. Holding them on Tuesday will be a task in its own rights. India whitewashed Netherlands in a 3-match ODI series recently but doing the same against India looks like an improbable task. Jos Buttler was dismissed cheaply thrice in the T20I series, Joe Root will be returning to play white-ball cricket at international level after a while and youngsters like Phil Salt who were roaring in Netherlands but will find it difficult to tame the likes of Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal very difficult in their own backyard.
India have played eight ODI matches against England at the Kennington Oval till date, however they have managed only two wins at the venue (1986 and 2007). India were beaten by three wickets in their last match against the opposition at the venue in 2011. The same record might come to benefit India who will fearlessly eye for a win and give another setback to England under their new white-ball captain Jos Buttler. Rohit Sharma's men are expected to take the match as a chance to set their record straight at Kennington Oval and bring England under pressure straight away. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.81 for India to win from the ENG vs IND 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Rohit Sharma and Jonny Bairstow are my top two player betting tips for the ENG vs IND 1st ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Rohit Sharma got starts in the first two T20Is and one can feel it in the air that a good score from India captain is on the way. The 35-year-old is approaching 10000 runs in ODI cricket. He has played a total of 230 matches and scored 9283 runs at an average of 48.60. He has 29 hundreds and 44 ODIS. Rohit Sharma has played a total of 16 ODI matches against England and scored 544 runs at an average of 45.33. In England, Rohit Sharma's average rises further. The opener has 317 runs from seven matches at an average of 63.40. Overall, he has played 24 ODI matches in England, and scored 1335 runs at an average of 66.75. He has seven hundreds to his name in England. The last eleven ODI innings have seen him score 13, 5, 60, 37, 25, 18, 119, 42, 10, 63 and 159. It's quite evident that against an under-pressure England attack, Rohit Sharma has all the chances in the world to score over 40.5 runs in the first ODI on Tuesday. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Rohit Sharma to score over 40.5 runs from the ENG vs IND 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Jonny Bairtsow has played a total of 89 ODIs and scored 3498 runs at an average of 47.91. Carrying a strike rate of 105.01 in the format the 32-year-old has 11 hundreds and 14 fifties to his name. He missed on the Netherlands tour as he was part of the England Test squad, however he played red-ball cricket like white-all cricket. He has scored 206 off 140, 114* off 145, 162 off 157 and 136 off 92 in his last three Test matches. Bairtow last played white-ball cricket for England in November 2021. His last ODI match was back in July 2021. The hard-hitting batsman has long been away from the format which suits his style of play and that would make him more hungry for runs when he enters the ground on Tuesday. He scored back-to-back hundreds against the same opposition in the first week of July and that is expected to boost his confidence further.
Jonny Bairtsow has played a total of 14 ODI matches against India and scored 582 runs at an average of 48.50. He has also hit two hundreds against India. Bairtsow's last six ODI innings have seen him score 29, 43, 1, 124, 94 and 112. It's highly possible that the Yorkshire star will score more than 39.5 runs in the first ODI. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Jonny Bairtsow to score over 39.5 runs from the ENG vs IND 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
India to win @ 1.81 (Pari Match)
Rohit Sharma to score over 40.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Jonny Bairstow to to score over 39.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)