India won the toss and elected to bowling first India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
From a great start by England batsmen, Kuldeep with his 3 for 12 in 5 overs has brought back India strongly into the game!!! Brilliant stuff. Chahal also picked up a wicket and has been bowling well. Seems like these two bowlers have sealed their spots for the World Cup 2019. Bumrah and Bhuvi have sealed their spots specially for English conditions. And if Hardik Pandya can provide 10 economical overs and his power hitting in the lower order then our bowling is very much settled which is going to be an important factor to win big tournaments.
And considering the format of tournament which is very similar to IPL, Dhoni will be another important factor in making tactical decisions although Kohli will be leading India. Overall its very pleasing to see India do really well even in overseas conditions!!!!