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India vs England 1st ODI at Nottingham: FPJ dream XI prediction for Team India and England



India July 12(IM): After beating host England in the three-match T20I series, Team India is on a high and now eyeing another dominant performance. As the World Cup is scheduled next year in England, the ODI series will give Kohli and Co an opportunity to get drift about the conditions. The series will also enable the management to try mix-match combinations, keeping the World Cup in mind. For the Indian side, all the players are looking in good stride. Till now, the Indian side has built a fearless and attacking reputation. Their top-order is strong with Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli looks great. Meanwhile, there is a chance that skipper might come at No 4 in order to give Rahul a chance to make optimum use of his current form. Here we see the probable dream XI for the Indian side:

Team India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Siddarth Kaul.

On the other side, England, the top-ranked ODI team will come into the series after having crushed a below-par Australia 6-0 in their last bilateral engagement. England have been one of the finest ODI sides in recent times and India will have tough task against a strong batting line-up comprising Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan. Since their disastrous World Cup, England have won 46 out of 69 ODIs. Series against Australia was a moral booster for the English side where the side scored world record score of 481 runs. Opener Buttler has continued his dream run since the start of IPL. He is one of the batsmen, who has been able to read the two wrist spinners quite well. Here are the probable dream XI for English side:

England: Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball.

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