The cricketing season begins for the Indian cricketers with the approach of 2017, and Indian team will start off their ODI and T20I matches against England. In the last year the test match series was lost by England as they couldn’t beat India. After a long one-month Christmas break, England return back to India to play for three ODIs and three T20Is in six different cities, including practice matches at the start. In the test series, Virat Kohli (India) and Alastair Cook (England) were the captains. MS Dhoni is seen as a captain for the one-last time in the warm-up game played today.
From the time the ODI will start from 15th January, Virat Kohli will retain the captaincy. Eoin Morgan from England will be their captain for the upcoming matches.
Match Detail of England Tour to India
The ODI series between India and England will be a limited 50-over match beginning from 10th January. Before the main ODI, England will be playing 2 practice or warm-up matches of 50 over against India A. The 1st practice match between India A vs England XI is played on 10th January. Team England needs to give their best input for these ODIs and T20s as they have before lost out the test series against India by 4-0. Indian team is definitely strong enough and with new players, they are all set to showcase their excellent performance on field and win this time too. With the 50-over day and night cricket match, India A takes on England XI first tour match, followed by India vs England ODIs, and India vs England T20Is. The three ODIs will be day-night matches starting from 1.30 pm, whereas the three T20Is will begin at 7.00 pm.
Schedule of ODI and T20:-
- India A vs England XI: 1st Practice Match: on 10th January at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
- India A vs England XI: 2nd Practice Match: on 12th January at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
- 1st ODI: on 15th January at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
- 2nd ODI: on 19th January at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
- 3rd ODI: on 22nd January at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
- 1st T20I: on 26th January at Green Park, Kanpur.
- 2nd T20I: 29th January at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur.
- 3rd T20I: 1st February at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
- ODI Matches: Starting Time: 1.30 PM Local / 8.00 AM [GMT].
- T20I Matches: Starting Time: 7 PM Local.
India vs England Match Results
India A vs England XI: 1st Practice Match Results: England won the toss and decided to bowl. India A scored total 304 runs [5 wickets, 50 overs], whereas England secondly scored total 307 runs [7 wickets, 48.5 overs].Thus England won the match by 3 wickets.
India A vs England XI: 2nd Practice Match Results: England won the toss and decided to bat. England scored total 282 runs [10 wickets, 48.5 overs], while India A batting secondly, scored total 283 runs [4 wickets, 39.4 overs]. India A won the match by 6 wickets.
India vs England: 1st ODI Results: India won the toss and chose to field. England scored total 350 runs [7 wickets, 50 overs], whereas India made 356 runs [7 wickets, 48.1 overs]. So India won by 3 wickets.
India vs England: 2nd ODI Results: England won the toss and opted to field first. India scored total 381 runs [6 wickets, 50 overs]. England scored total 366 runs [8 wickets, 50 overs]. India had a thrilling win by 15 runs.
India vs England: 3rd ODI Results: India won the toss and decided to bowl. England scored total 321 runs [8 wickets, 50 overs], while India scored total 316 runs [9 wickets, 50 overs]. England won this match by 5 runs.
Thus, India lead by 2-1 against England. The Indian team won the champions ODI trophy. Cheers to the whole team of India for their superb ODI win!
India vs England: 1st T20 Results: England winning the toss, chose to field first. India scored 147 runs [7 wickets, 20 overs], whereas England scored 148 runs [3 wickets, 18.1 overs]. Thus England won the first T20 match by 7 wickets.
India vs England: 2nd T20 Results: England won the toss and decided to field. India made 144/8 in 20 overs, while England scored 139/6 in 20 overs. Hence, India won by 5 runs.
India vs England: 3rd T20 Results: England on wining the toss, decided to field. India scored a magnificent score of 202 runs [6 wickets, 20 overs], whereas England made only 127 runs [all out, 16.3 overs]. India won the 3rd T20 by 75 runs. In fact, India won the T20 series by 2-1.
ODI Squad: Virat Kohli [captain], KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
T20I Squad: KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli [captain], MS Dhoni [wicket-keeper], Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Rishab Pant [wicket-keeper], Manish Pandey, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra.
ODI Squad: Eoin Morgan [captain], Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes.
T20I Squad: Eoin Morgan [captain], Moeen Ali, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Tymall Mills, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey.
Captain MS Dhoni’s Last Day Captaincy in India’s Limited Overs
It was on 4th January 2017 when MS Dhoni decided to step down as Indian team’s limited overs captain and it was definitely shocking news for the whole world. His nine-year continuous reigning as a national skipper of India came to an end, but for the last time today MS Dhoni will be seen as a captain in the first warm-up game against England at Brabourne stadium in Mumbai; where captain is written against his name for the one last time.
The cricketing world was surprised on Dhoni’s steeping down from captaincy post last week, thus giving the reins to Virat Kohli to manage the team as a captain ahead. MS Dhoni was all praises for his fans who have come down to watch his last match as Indian captain. While he lost the toss against England today, Dhoni conveyed, “It’s good for them to turn up. Actually their turning up for a warm-up match itself exhibits how much they love me whole-heartedly. For someone like Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh), I did like to give him some more time with the ball.”
The 35-year old remarkable batsman and wicket-keeper earlier retired from Test cricket in December 2014. In 2007, MS Dhoni led India to the ICC World T20 title; in 2013 won the Champions trophy; during his captaincy MS also took India to No 1 ranking in Test series. He stands as the only captain in the world of cricket to win superbly each of 3 ICC trophies. Before the practice match started today, MS Dhoni was felicitated by The Cricket Club of India.
Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra have been recalled for the limited-overs matches, giving them the chance to prove their level best on field. Yuvraj returns to cricket after three long years.
MS Dhoni said, “This is my last game as a captain, but I will be captaining in IPL and also may be the Jharkhand team. I thank all the fans; they have been behind me for a very long time.” He even went on to say that fitness is highly essential, especially once you get into your 30s. MS Dhoni will always be an amazing captain for India, and wish he plays many more great matches for country.
Hence, all you cricket lovers can now watch India vs England 3 ODIs and 3 T20s on Star Sports network, and Hotstar LIVE! Link: http://www.hotstar.com/sports/cricket
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