Along with opener KL Rahul, who failed in the recent T20 series against England, there are indications that Suryakumar Yadav, who was able to score a half-century, will also sit on the reserve bench in the first ODI.
India’s final squad for the first ODI against England in Pune on Tuesday is in full swing. Team India, which won the recently concluded five T20 series 3-2, hopes to start the first ODI with a win. It is learning that the selectors have already announced the 18-man India squad for the three-match ODI series. With that. Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul is likely to be confined to the reserve bench.
While there are indications that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will play as openers, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer will play in the third and fourth positions respectively. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is likely to bat in the fifth position. While Hardik Pandya, who will be playing in the sixth, will play the finisher role. In terms of bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T.
Krunal Pandya is likely to be paired with Yuzvender Chahal in the spinners’ quota. Krunal possesses the ability to bat in the lower order. Hardik Pandya can also bowl a few overs if required in bowling.Check India vs England 1st ODI playing 11 and head-to-head stats here