India vs England Cricket Highlights Today – 1st ODI – 15-Jan-2017

Watch India vs England 1st ODI highlights today on 15 January, 2017. IND vs ENG highlights of First One Day International played at Pune. England returns to India for new round of contests, this time in limited overs format. They will play five One Day International games and today is the first one hosted by Pune. England still gropes into the darkness of defeats to register their first win of this tour. Eoin Morgan returns to the team as ODI specialist to change fate of this tour.

History of limited overs matches between India and England on Indian soil makes hosts the favorites of this series. England team won their bilateral series in India in 1964-85. After that victory, either India won the series or it was drawn.

Both teams have played 41 bilateral matches in India. England won only 14 and lost 27, a really disappointing record. With this burden of history, their victory will be a miracle.

Virat Kohli has replaced Dhoni as captain of Indian team. He has already proved his talent by winning four Tests against England. He has special gift of infusing confidence and arising fighting spirit among his teammates. This very rare ability will definitely help his team to work as a unit. Kohli’s own form will definitely play pivotal role in this series.

England have batting match-winners all the way down. Which is why they keep coming at you with the big shots, the switch hits and the reverse-sweeps. India will look to bat more clinically, relying as they do on a smaller base of batsmen, especially given Rohit Sharma’s absence. Either way there will be runs. A lot of them.

Pitch & Weather Report: This pitch is likely to help batsmen and 300 plus runs can be made if batsmen play sensibly. We still have to see if dew factor will come into play or not. If the dew does show up at around 8pm, it still has an hour and a half to play havoc in, and the last 90 minutes of an ODI can often sway the result.

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