IND vs ENG Highlights today Tuesday, 3-23-2021 – 1st ODI (D/N), England tour of India from Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Toss: England, elected to field first.
Virat Kohli: Very happy to be honest (to be batting)> Slightly different plans for us, the outfield is very soft so we wanted to put the opposition on the field first. We have defended well in the T20 series twice, so we can look forward to carrying that confidence. It’s surreal how time passes by, Kedar played that blinder, he had played only 2-3 games before that. The atmosphere was electric then, slightly different now with no crowd. We’ll have to be at the best of our skills. If we really believe ourselves to be a top side in the world, we should be able to do anything – either we decide to do or the opposition asks us to do. We want to set the intensity from the first match onwards. KL’s going to bat at five and keep, the top four will be Rohit, Shikhar, Shreyas, and I.
Eoin Morgan: Looks like a good wicket, a bit more grass than we expected. We’re up for the challenge. Sam Billings, Tom Curran comes back in. Moeen Ali comes back in. Jofra’s unfortunately injured at the moment.
India team: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Prasidh Krishna.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Ben Stokes, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Sam Billings, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Tom Curran, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood.
Match Timings: 08:00 GMT | 13:30 Local
Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon
TV Umpires – Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Virender Sharma
Match number – ODI no. 4281