England vs India 1st ODI Match Preview

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England vs India 1st ODI Match: India, led by Rohit Sharma, and England, led by Jos Buttler, will close the horns for the 1st 50-over match on July 12, 2022, at Kennington Oval, London.  This article will guide you through England vs India 1. ODI Prediction, Fantasy Tips, PlayingXI, Preview, Match Details, etc.

England vs India 1st ODI game preview:

A few days ago, India defeated England 2-1 in the three-game T20I series.  A sweeping win in the series will boost the Indians’ confidence as they head towards the ODI Series.

Although India lost their third and final T20I to England, they won the three-game series 2-1.  Even with their only loss of the series, there were many positives for the Indian team as they managed to put up a fight against one of the currently better teams in white-ball cricket, with one side experimenting with their Playing XI to improve their  Best to identify combination.

The biggest selling point of the T20I series to visitors was the approach they played with, trying to score from the start rather than creating a base and then taking off in the last few overs.  All of this sets things up pretty well for the ODI series, which starts on July 12th.

Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and Ben Stokes return in the England blue suit for the ODI series.  Restricting Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root’s bat would be an arduous task for the Indian bowlers.

In an early setback for the Indian fans, Virat Kohli may not play the opening ODI as multiple reports emerged that he was suffering from groin problems.  Official confirmation has not been given by the BCCI, but sources have claimed that Kohli could miss the 1st ODI.

Ahead of the series opener at The Oval, here’s a stats-based prediction of what to expect from the game and which team has the better chance of coming out on top on paper.

Details of 1st ODI match between England and India:

  • Tour: India tour of England 2022
  • Match: England vs. India 1. ODI
  • Day/Date: Tuesday/12.  July 2022
  • Location: Kennington Oval, London
  • Time: 17:30 IST

England vs India 1st ODI Probable Playing XI and Full Squad:

England PlayingXI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c, wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Craig Overton/Matt Parkinson, Reece Topley

Full Squad: Jos Buttler (c/wk), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, Liam Livingstone, Craig Overton, Sam Curran, Matthew Parkinson, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Moeen Ali, Reece Topley, Harry Brook, David Willey.

India PlayingXI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

Full Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, J Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.

Pitch report:

The track at Kennington Oval generally provides decent support for the clubs.  Initially, however, bowlers will have some surface support.  The field becomes more friendly as the game progresses, so teams that win the toss might be tempted to chase here.

Toss Prediction

India has won 2 out of 3 pitches in its last ODI series.  Meanwhile, England managed to win just one throw in their last ODI series.  So, based on this statistic, predict that India will win the toss.

Game Prediction:

   Case 1:

  • England wins the Toss and Bowl first
  • Power Play Score: 45-55
  • India overall: 285-300

   Case 2:

  • India wins Toss and Bowls first
  • Power Play Score: 40-50
  • England overall: 270-290

Winning Prediction

The overall head-to-head record is stacked in India’s favor.  The two teams faced each other a total of 103 times.  While India recorded victories in 55 of those games, England won 43 of those games.  2 games ended in a draw, and 3 ended in no result.  That being said, the ODI format offers the likes of Virat Kohli an opportunity to get back in shape.

Not only will it give him some time to adjust, but the running machine can regain its touch in brilliant hitting conditions.  This is also Rohit Sharma’s preferred format, as the numbers suggest.  If ever an essay called “The Art of Pacing an ODI Inning” is taught at a university, Rohit Sharma would be the perfect professor for it.  After all, the hitman has three double hundreds in the 50-over format.

Additionally, as this marks the start of the series, India will return to an experienced bowling offense.  All this makes India the favorite.  However, it should be noted that even England will be a stronger team as Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes make comebacks.


India lost their last ODI series against South Africa 3-0 in January and aims to win their first ODI series in 2022.  Winning the first game of the three-game ODI series.