ENG vs IND Match Prediction - India Tour of England, 1st ODI

The 1st ODI match between England and India will be played on 12th July at Kennington Oval, London.


The temperature is expected to hover around 19°C on the matchday with 63% humidity and 10-12 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

The pitch at the Kennington Oval usually provides an even contest between bat and ball. The new-ball bowlers get some movement during the starting phase, but batting becomes easy as the game progresses. Skipper winning the toss might be tempted to have a bowl first.

The average first innings score on this wicket is 270 runs.

Playing XIs


Jos Buttler (c/wk), Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, David Willey, Matt Parkinson, Reece Topley.


Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Suryakumar Yadav:

Batter Suryakumar Yadav was in excellent touch during the third T20I encounter as he stroked an excellent century. He also ended up as the highest run-getter after amassing 171 runs in three innings at an excellent average of 57. The right-handed batter will look to have another good outing during the first ODI match against the Three Lions.

Hardik Pandya has amassed 1286 runs and also grabbed 57 wickets in ODIs so far, he will be aiming to make a huge impact in this game.

Jos Buttler has added 4120 runs in this format so far and can turn out to be effective with the bat once again in this game.

Suggested Playing XI No.1

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow 

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Joe Root, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav

All-rounders – Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami (vc), Jasprit Bumrah, Reece Topley

Suggested Playing XI No.2

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow 

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Joe Root (c), Jason Roy, Suryakumar Yadav (vc)

All-rounders – Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Reece Topley, David Willey

Expert Advice

Joe Root will be a great captaincy choice for the mini-grand leagues. Ben Stokes will be a decent captaincy choice for the grand leagues.

Jason Roy and David Willey are among the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy/Dream11 combination for this game is 1-3-3-4.