India Eyes Series Win !!
Virat Kohli and Co is eying to grab the ongoing One-Day series by winning the second match which is about to begin in an hour. Despite having won nearly every encounter against the visitors so far, since landing here in November, the path towards victory has certainly not been an easy one, as was evident in the opening ODI in Pune.
That Kohli will be a primary target for England is a given, and the batting superstar and newly-crowned Indian limited-overs captain will dominate the opposition's team meetings and plans ahead of the games to come. As far as the second ODI is concerned, pacer Jake Ball said that he and his team-mates would try and target him with the short ball, as well as try and mix their deliveries up in order to unsettle his rhythm.
Except, nobody seems to have any answers for stopping Kohli from scoring freely all over the park. There simply aren't any solutions coming in at the moment, and it doesn't look any likelier in the coming years.
While the Indian bowling was far from impressive, captain Kohli will hope that his go-to spinner Ravichandran Ashwin can return to his decisive ways in the second game. Amit Mishra, who dished out match-winning spells in the ODI series against New Zealand, might get a call-up should the team-management decide to make a change to the winning XI from the first game.
The toss will play a crucial role, given the heavy amount of dew that the pitch curator expects to build up sometime around sunset.