The India vs England 3rd ODI is all set to roll on at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata tomorrow. And the stage is set for a grandstand finish to the three-match One-day series where India have already put the series in their pocket with two consecutive wins in Pune and Cuttack. And as we build up to the India vs England 3rd ODI, we bring forward the live streaming details and the TV guide so that you can keep in touch with all the developments that are going to take place in the course of the match.
India vs England 3rd ODI: Match Preview
The India vs England 3rd ODI is a dead rubber if we take into consideration the current state of the situation. But even then if we look at the history between these two nations, we can be assured of the fact that no is going to take the match lightly. And therefore we can expect yet another nail-biting India vs England encounter here at Kolkata.
The third match is of different significance to either team. India, on the one hand, will be looking forward to making it three wins out of three, while the visitors will look to salvaging some sort of pride. It’s not that the English team has performed poorly, but it is India who have excelled all the expectations under new captain Virat Kohli.
Coming to the pitch at the Eden Gardens, it is expected that the teams are going to get an even better pitch to bat on. History has revealed that Kolkata has always been one of the places where the visitors used to get typical Indian pitches where the ball comes on to the bat slowly after pitching and keeps low at times. But that is not going to be the case this time round for the newly laid pitch has been reported to have settled down nicely. So we can expect yet another high-scoring encounter between India and England.
Also, another thing that both teams need to keep in mind is the dew factor. It did play an important role in the last match, but Indian spinners did manage to cope with that problem. The pacers did face a problem in the end, but it did not turn out to be too crucial because of the incredible batting display from the Indians, and they had enough runs to defend. But with the India vs England 3rd ODI being set to take place in Kolkata, dew factor is going to play its role in the game. And if England bowl second, it could well turn out to be a huge problem for them for these conditions are definitely alien to the English bowlers. So win the toss and field first is the idea that is making rounds in both teams.
India vs England 3rd ODI: Team News
India will look forward to field the same eleven in the 3rd ODI as well but they might not just be able to do that for the news has come in that Shikhar Dhawan has an injury in his finger which might force him to miss the upcoming India vs England encounter. But if the injury doesn’t turn out to be too serious he will definitely feature in the playing despite having Ajinkya Rahane as a backup. This is because of the fact that Dhawan hasn’t been in the best of forms in the two matches he has played in the series and Indian think-tank would like to give him more chances keeping in mind the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Other than that India have got no injury issue and the rest of the playing eleven is expected to remain the same.
For England, Alex Hales will be the man to miss out the spot in the playing eleven because of an injury which he sustained while trying to catch the ball during India’s batting. He did come out to bat for England later on in the match but was seen shaking his hands after getting out. The latest news that has come out reveals the fact that Hales has been put on the flight back to England. So England will have to find out a replacement for him, and it could well be Sam Billings who played a brilliant inning in the warm-up tie before the start of the series. Other than that no other change is perhaps going to be made in the English team as well for the upcoming India vs England 3rd ODI.
India (probable line-up): Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah
England (probable line-up): Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball
India vs England 3rd ODI: Match Details
Date: January 22, 2017
Time: 01.30 PM IST, 08.00 AM GMT
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
India vs England 3rd ODI: TV Guide and Live Streaming
TV Listings: In India, the India vs England 3rd ODI will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1 with English commentary. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 3. In the UK, the match will be telecasted live on Sky Sports 2.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the India vs England 3rd ODI will be available on Hotstar in India and on skysports.com in the UK.
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