The 1st ODI match between India vs England was a blast as the veteran bowler Jasprit Bumrah came back in his golden form and took 6 wickets only giving away 19 runs in his spell. Whereas the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan ended the match without even a speck of mistake and the skipper completed his fine half-century.
Shami was more costly but no less crucial in thwarting England’s motives after already being asked to bat first, taking Ben Stokes for a first-ball duck in his second over, as well as Buttler, for whom the 30 from 32 was his team’s only valuable cause of resistance, but which decided to end with a top-edged pull to deep square leg, a cheapskate one ball after he’d satisfactorily picked off the last of his six fours in the very same direction.
This would be another assertion performance from a team that also is heading together in unnerving fashion abreast of two World Cups in quick succession, the T20 version in Australia in four months’ time, and a home 50-over campaign in the new year, following India’s 2-1 series win in the T20Is – a scoreboard made all the more assertive by their thwarting of a pair of “hesitant” England showcases in the first two games.
Old Trafford, Manchester Information
Home Team: Lancashire
End names: Stretford End, Brian Statham End
Old Trafford, Manchester Pitch Report
Despite being one of the swiftest pitches in England, the Old Trafford, Manchester pitch frequently provides some assistance to batsmen. The Indian top-order batsmen prefer the ball to land on the bat. According to the conditions, there might be a slight chance of help to the bowlers as well, but the upper hand always goes to the batters if we look at the pitch report of Manchester Cricket Stadium.
Manchester ODI Records and Stats
With a good pitch bat upon, the statistics here hold a major up-curve in the graph. In a total of 54 matches played in Old Trafford, teams batting first have won a total of 26 times and the teams chasing the total have won 28 times, which leaves us at the point where we can assume, chasing the total here in Old Trafford has been fruitful. A team batting first here scores an average of 229 runs. The highest score a team has registered on this pitch was done by England, 397/6. Whereas the lowest was scored by Canada, 45/10.
Weather Forecast during IND vs ENG ODI
The weather is expected to be a bright sunny day with a little cloud cover on top and temperatures ranging between 20 to 27 degrees. The rain here in Old Trafford is really unexpected as history knows, but with no signs of rain till another week, we can expect an action-packed game of cricket.
The 3rd ODI is scheduled to be played here in Old Trafford, Manchester on the 17th of July.