England v India 1st ODI Tips, Predictions and Preview - Bairstow to lead England charge

  • England have won their last 8 home ODIs.
  • England have won 8 of last 10 ODIs.
  • India have won 7 of their last 8 ODIs.
  • India have won 11 of last 12 ODIs away from home.
Johnny Bairstow

After a thrilling start to their tour of England, India get ready to take on the hosts in the three-match ODI series. The first ODI will be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday, July 12.

India will be on a high after edging out England 2-1 in the just concluded three-match T20I series. With most of the T20I squad players part of the ODI squad as well, Virat Kohli’s men will feel confident of their chances.

England have been creating waves in the ODIs with their new brand of aggressive and fearless cricket. Their focus hasn’t been T20I cricket in the recent past and as such they won’t be losing too much sleep over the loss in T20I series.

Match Preview


England’s last foray into the format was their 5-0 thrashing of World Champions Australia at home. Barring the last match at Old Trafford that went to the wire and England won by one-wicket, the remaining four matches have been utterly one-sided.

That included a world record score of 481 in Nottingham during the third ODI and returning to the venue should give them happy memories. It was a series full of runs for England batsmen with Jason Roy (304 runs, SR 118.28), Jonny Bairstow (300 runs, SR 133.33) and Jos Buttler (275 runs, SR 112.70) making merry.

It was also a memorable series for spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali, who took 12 wickets each to tie the Aussies in knots. With Ben Stokes returning to the fold, England will feel confident of continuing their charge.

India are on a roll themselves, having notched up an impressive 5-1 win over South Africa away from home. It was a series dominated by Virat Kohli (558 runs, SR 99.46) with adequate support from Shikhar Dhawan (323 runs, SR 104.19).

The series, though, will be etched in memory for the manner in which the Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (16 wickets) and Kuldeep Yadav (17 wickets) have proven to be virtually unplayable.

With the series set to be a short one, both sides will be eager to start on the right note. It could once again boil down to which pair of spinners perform well. With both sides possessing fearsome line-ups, we could witness another game of tall scores.

Match Odds


England - $1.80
India - $2.00

*Correct at the time of writing

History & Statistics


  • England have won their last 8 home ODIs.
  • England have won 8 of last 10 ODIs.
  • England have won 6 of last 9 completed ODIs at this venue.
  • India have won 7 of their last 8 ODIs.
  • India have won 11 of last 12 ODIs away from home.
  • India have won 5 of last 9 ODIs against England. 

Key Players


Roy had a very successful T20I series (112 runs, SR 177.77), but his test will come in the ODIs up against the spin twins Kuldeep and Chahal. He will surely come out with all guns blazing.

Often under-rated, the influence and role of Hardik Pandya to India’s cause in the T20I series win couldn’t have been better timed (45 runs at SR 187.50, six wickets at ER 8.25). Another all-round performance will further cement his credentials.

Tips


Back England to score the most match sixes at odds of $1.90 (CrownBet)

Back Roy to score over 0.5 sixes at odds of $1.83 (Ladbrokes).

Back Bairstow to be the top England batsman at odds of $4.00 (Neds).

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England v India 1st ODI Tips, Predictions and Preview - Bairstow to lead England charge

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