The commencement of the Paytm IND vs ENG Series 2021, a first for Indian cricket since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, has ended the adrenaline drought and brought the thrill back into every sports lover’s life. The series started as just what the world had braced themselves to watch and the ODIs are going to commence from the 13th of March.
Though their rivalry is under-rated, there have been some note-worthy performances that made history. Be it the match where India beat England at the finals of the 2002 NatWest series, or the epic nail-biter match of the 2011 ICC World Cup which ended up in a tie, sparks flew each time they went against each other.
Here is the schedule for the ODIs:
March 23: 1st ODI at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 01:30 PM IST/ 8 AM GMT
March 26: 2nd ODI at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 01:30 PM IST/ 8 AM GMT
March 28: 3rd ODI at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 01:30 PM IST/ 8 AM GMT
India and England are two teams that won’t crumble under a chase and do not hold back from toppling down the bails. The performance of both the teams had never wavered from what it used to be and currently, both the teams are seated at the top of ICC Rankings. England is currently at top of the ICC Rankings list and India is at the second.
Both India and England teams comprise players who rank among the top ten of the ICC Player Rankings. India has its Batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma on the top of the board while England has only Jonny Bairstow among the top 10. Indian Bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the 3rd position among Bowlers while England’s Chris Woakes in the fifth. While England’s players Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes occupy the 3rd and 4th positions among the All-Rounders India has Ravindra Jadeja among the top 10.
The teams are well equipped in one or the other departments and there is no way of predicting a player’s performance just by observing the rankings in the sport. The teams however have their ebbs and flow in the previous games that have played against other teams. Since both India would be fighting to better its position in the ICC Rankings and England will be fighting to keep it, it would be interesting to watch them battle in the upcoming tournaments.
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