England vs India 2nd ODI Match Preview

England 2nd ODIThe 2nd ODI will be played on Tuesday afternoon between England and India and after the 1st ODI India are feeling hard done by while England are still calm and collected. It will be intersting to see if Parthiv Patel can back up his 1st ODI score with another big score as anyone who watched that game sure were entertained. Kieswetter will have to get out of his bad form currently so he can start hitting the Indian bowlers around the park with his aggresive hitting.

Match Information

6th September, Rose Bowl
Starting Time – 1400 Local Time

How the Teams Stand

England no doubt were on the ropes in the first ODI being 2/27 and chasing a big total but luck was on there sides again as the rain started pouring down and the match was eventually called off. England would have noticed their mistakes and this ODI will obviously try and fix what they did wrong and change any tactics that went wrong like the short pitched bowling. We didn’t get to see too much of the England batsman with only Cook and Kieswetter out but they do have an amazing batting lineup but also keep in mind Pietersen has been rested. The bowling was very much too short in the first ODI and that caused Parthiv Patel to score a lot of runs. The death bowling from Dernbach and Bresnan was very good and that restriected India to a lower total than what they expected after a bright start.

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India would feel hard done by with the 1st ODI ending with no result but then again that match may drive them to a series win and will give India something to cheer about. The opening partnership put on by Patel and Rahana really set the tone for the rest of the innings as they made England pay bowling short to them. Parthiv Patel would be devastated that he was only 5 runs away from his hundred but then again did his job. Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni were the enforcers in the later overs and they managed a good contribution but then the tail fell quickly. There were only 7.2 overs bowled but you can defintley see how Kumar is going to have a huge impact as Kieswetter looked merciless against Praveen.

Team News

Graeme Swann is fit and back for selection and he looks set to replace Samit Patel as they hope to give Stokes a chance to show his worth.

1 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 2 Alastair Cook (capt), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ian Bell, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Graeme Swann, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Anderson, 11 Jade Dernbach

Rahane will stay at No.1 as Tendulkar flew home but Rohit Sharma’s broken finger has caused injury problems again and Jadeja is set to make an appearance.

1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Parthiv Patel, 3 Rahul Dravid, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 MS Dhoni (capt/wk), 8 R Ashwin, 9 Praveen Kumar, 10 Munaf Patel, 11 R Vinay Kumar



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