The first clash of the three-ODI affair begins at Trent Bridge as world No 1 side England look to assert themselves against the nation direct below them in the standings. Ben Stokes who missed out in England's last series is expected to come straight back in. "This is the top four I would like to see at next year's world cup", he continued. After winning the T20I series, India will eye to defeat England in ODIs as well under the captainship of Virat Kohli.
The 3 match ODI series will give Indian team management a chance to mix and matches various combination, keeping in mind the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He will, in all likelihood, be the missing jigsaw puzzle at the top of the order for skipper Kohli.
KL Rahul has been in great form with the bat as he showed in the T20I series against England.
Suresh Raina, who replaced an unfit Ambati Rayudu, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will once again provide depth to the batting order while all-rounder Hardik Pandya too has the ability to demolish any bowling attack.
England captain Eoin Morgan and India captain VIrat Kohli.
Apart from the duo, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will share the new ball.
Post the Champions Trophy, starting from June 2017, India have played 27 ODIs against West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, both at home and away and at least one wrist spinner has featured in all these games. Kuldeep has claimed 20 wickets in his last eight ODIs while Chahal scalped 24 wickets in his last ten outings. The match will be played at the same ground where England scripted a world record in ODI history after putting 481/6 on board against Australia recently. The hosts have a penchant for high scores.
On 11 occasions, they have crossed 350 and have surpassed the 400-mark thrice.