It is a do-or-die battle for Alastair Cook’s men at Mohali when they take on the World No.1 ODI team India in the 4th ODI at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. The visitors are trailing behind by 1-2 in the five match series with the momentum clearly shifting India’s direction following two crushing defeats. England will have to win the Mohali match to stay alive in the series and then will have to go onto win the final ODI at Dharamsala to clinch the Series 3-2.
England could go onto lose the ODI Series but one will have to say that their Test Series win is what the Indian fans and also the English fans will remember while giving little significance to the outcome of the One Dayers. Since quite some time, England hasn’t been a real force when it comes to ODI Cricket. Their main priority has been Test Cricket and they had pulled off a remarkable upset pre-Christimas beating India 2-1 in the four-match Test Series.
The ODI Series began on a positive note with England winning the high-scoring opening match at Rajkot. In the second ODI, India made a change to its bowling attack with Shami Ahmed coming in for Ashok Dinda. That one change turned things around for the hosts as Shami Ahmed with Bhuvneshwar Kumar ensured that England couldn’t get away with a flying start as the top order was kept honest by the two pacers not just in Kochi but also in Ranchi. For a change, it was the Indian bowling that has won them the contests more than their attractive batting line-up.
My prediction is that India will win this ODI Series 4-1. What is yours? To predict what will be the series score, bet at william hill cricket. Well for England to win the series 3-2 they will have to quickly sort out their main problem which seems to be their brittle middle order. The likes of Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan are world class performers but in this series, they are yet to deliver. Perhaps one of them is going to fire in the next match at Mohali. The pitch over there generally has true pace and bounce which should help both the batsmen and also the seam bowlers. England will hope to make a comeback at Mohali to take the Series into a decider in the last game at the beautiful Dharamsala.