India are on a roll ever since losing the rescheduled fifth Test by seven wickets. They won the T20I series 2-1 and thrashed England in the first ODI by 10 wickets on Tuesday. The Rohit Sharma-led side will eye for a 2-0 unassailable lead when they take the field against England in the second ODI at Lord's on Thursday, July 14.
In the first ODI, England got bundled out for 110 - their lowest ODI total against India. Jasprit Bumrah's career best 6-19 derailed England before Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan chased down the target in 18.4 overs only.
As we gear up for the 2nd ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the ENG vs IND 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the ENG vs IND head-to-head contest.
Ahead of the first ODI, we had predicted that India would beat England despite losing their last three 50-over matches in the European nation. The same happened and England faced a 10-wicket drubbing at the hands of India who bundled them out for 110 runs only. The likes of Jonny Bairtsow, Joe Root and Ben Stokes have returned to ODI cricket after almost one year and adapting to the format was always going to be an issue. It will be more so after facing such a humiliating defeat in the first ODI. We had also asserted that whitewashing Netherlands 3-0 in June would not give England any major boost against a side like India. The momentum clearly was 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 white-ball captain Jos Buttler must also be under a lot of pressure now. Overall, the two sides have played 104 ODIs against each other. India lead the head-to-head tally 56-43. India have played 43 ODIs in England, winning 17 and losing 22 of them. Further, the weakness of England bowling attack was also highlighted by us in our previous prediction. 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 6 and 16 ODIs respectively. Carse leaked 38 runs from his 3.4 overs, whereas Topley and Stokes also went wicketless. 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. Rohit and Dhawan scored 76 and 31 unbeaten runs on Tuesday and will enter the second match with a lot of confidence.
Further, Jos Buttler was dismissed cheaply thrice in the T20I series and he got out after scoring 30 in the first ODI. Joe Root returned to play white-ball cricket at international level after a while and got out on a duck. Ben Stokes also registered a first-ball duck, while in-from Jonny Bairstow could contribute with only 7 runs. Under conditions favourable for bowlers, it will again be difficult to tame the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Prasidh Krishna. India have played seven ODI matches against England at the Lord's. Both the teams have won three matches each. On Thursday, looks set to take a lead in the head-to-head tally courtesy another power-packed performance. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.74 for India to win from the ENG vs IND 2nd 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 could feel it in the air that a good score from India captain is on the way. The same happened and our prediction ahead of the first ODI came out right when the India captain scored 76 not out runs off just 58 balls on Tuesday. His innings was studded with seven fours and five sixes. The 35-year-old is approaching 10000 runs in ODI cricket. He has played a total of 231 matches and scored 9359 runs at an average of 49. He has 29 hundreds and 45 fifties to his name in the format. Rohit Sharma has played a total of 17 ODI matches against England and scored 620 runs at an average of 51.66.
In England and against England, Rohit Sharma's average rises further. The opener has 393 runs from eight matches at an average of 78.60. Overall, he has played 25 ODI matches in England, and scored 1411 runs at an average of 70.55. He has seven hundreds to his name in England. The last twelve ODI innings have seen him score 76*, 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 37.5 runs in the second ODI on Thursday. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.83 for Rohit Sharma to score over 37.5 runs from the ENG vs IND 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
It's been a tough start for Jos Buttler ever since taking the white-ball captaincy from Eoin Morgan. England lost the T20I series under his watch as she scored 0, 4 and 18 runs in the three matches. On Tuesday, Buttler was the highest run-scorer from his team with 30 runs off 32 balls. The 31-year-old has had a brilliant run in white-ball matches in the last three months and he would be raring to bring his A-game in a must-win match for his team. Courtesy IPL, the right-hander has played a lot of cricket against all the bowlers in the Indian side. The Taunton-born failed to convert his good start into a big score in the first ODI, but on Thursday fans can expect a lot of fireworks from him.
Buttler has played a total of 152 ODI matches and scored 4150 runs at an average of 41.08. He has 10 hundreds and 21 fifties to his name in the format. The wicketkeeper-batsman has played a total of 20 ODI matches against India and scored 361 runs at an average of 21.23. At Lord's, Buttler has 231 runs in eight matches at an average of 28.87. The Rajasthan Royals has scores of 30, 86*, 162* in his last three ODI outings. Pushed against the wall, we are expecting Jos Buttler to strike hard and score at least over 28.5 runs in the must-win second ODI for England. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.87 for Jos Buttler to score over 28.5 runs from the ENG vs IND 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
India to win @ 1.74 (Pari Match)
Rohit Sharma to score over 37.5 runs @ 1.83 (1XBET)
Jos Buttler to to score over 28.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)