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India vs England: India Hand Debuts to Prasidh Krishna & Krunal Pandya

India made a few changes in their line up. Kuldeep Yadav finally gets a game here, after a long wait, while two other players -- Prasidh Krishna and Krunal Pandya mark their debut.

India vs England: India Hand Debuts to Prasidh Krishna & Krunal Pandya

Once again, the Indian team started the match with losing the toss, as has been the norm in the series so far. After winning the toss, England skipper Eoin Morgan had no hesitation in bowling first, on a Pune wicket that looked to support the bowlers. With overcast conditions, this looks to be the right move by the visiting captain, but all will boil down to, how the Indian batsmen fare.

India, on the other hand, made a few changes in their line up. Kuldeep Yadav finally gets a game here, after a long wait, while two other players — Prasidh Krishna and Krunal Pandya mark their debut.

“Very happy to bat first, we have different plans for the ODIs. Weather is going to drastically change in the evening, so it’s a great opportunity for us to put runs on the board. The last game we played here against England is a great memory. If we believe we are a top side we should be ready to do anything, whether we decide or asked to do something. KL will bat at 5 and keep. Top four are Rohit, Shikhar, myself and Sheryas. Hardik bats at 6, Krunal at 7. Shardul 8, Bhuvi at 9, Prasidh and Kuldeep complete,” Virat Kohli said at the toss.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul(w), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood



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