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ENG vs IND, The last and deciding match of the ongoing 3-match ODI series between England and India will be played on July 17 at Old Trafford ground in Manchester. After the result of 2 matches, the thrill is at its peak about the final match of this series, which is tied.
In the first match, Team India won by 10 wickets thanks to Jasprit Bumrah. In the second match, the English team made a comeback on the strength of Reece Topley and won by 100 runs. Now the winner of the series will be decided from the last match, let us tell you about every important information related to this match.
The strong batting line-up of the England team did not perform as expected. But the bowlers on their own turned the match towards their team. Defending just 247 runs, young pacer Reece Topley scripted history at Lords with six wickets to help the visiting team bundle out India for 146 runs.
Englands star batting line-up has also not been in much form in the first two matches. In the hosts, batsmen like Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, and Liam Livingstone are batting defensively. It doesnt seem like he is the same player who scored 400 plus runs against the Netherlands.
The Rohit Sharma-led side displayed a very aggressive batting display during the recently concluded T20I series, which also led to considerable success. However, the manner in which the team chased down the target of a low score of 247 runs in the second ODI, it seems that India needs to be aggressive instead of defense.
Rohit will admit that he and the experienced Shikhar Dhawan became a bit too defensive in the face of brilliant swings from Englands Reece Topley and David Willey. Then the problem was compounded by the constant failure of Virat Kohli. The first two overs went maiden in front of experienced openers like Rohit and Dhawan. It doesnt show a positive mindset. So there will definitely need to be a change in the way we bat. In the first ODI at The Oval, Jasprit Bumrah single-handedly led the team to victory by taking six wickets. In such a situation, a similar performance will be expected from him in the third ODI as well.
Rohit Sharma- Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman from India who opens the innings for them. He has stacked 76 runs in this series so far and can play a huge role with the bat here as well.
Reece Topley- Reece Topley is a right-handed batsman and left-arm medium fast bowler from England. He has picked up 6 wickets in this series so far and can make a significant impact once again here.
Talking about the pitch of the third match between England and India (ENG vs IND), the pitch of Old Trafford always has extra bounce, which helps the fast bowlers. Apart from this, the weather in the north of England is often cloudy as well as strong wind can help the fast bowlers. Batsmen may struggle to score runs at the start of the match but once the ball gets old, batting will become easier.
On Sunday, Manchesters temperature will be 31 to 18 degrees Celsius, while the wind will blow at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour. While the humidity will be 40 percent, that is, the players may have to feel a little humidity. Meanwhile, it is a matter of happiness that the weather will be exactly according to the match, that is, there is no possibility of rain.