England are the No. 1 team, a far more unsafe proposition in the one-day game, and they will be encouraged that India's pace attack is a little weakened with Bumrah out injured and Bhuvi an uncertain starter.
England and India, now ranked first and second respectively, play the first match of their upcoming series in Nottingham on Thursday, in what will kick off a month-long extravaganza of One-Day Internationals featuring 10 sides, spread across four continents. With cricket's blue riband tournament scheduled to be held in United Kingdom in 2015, the ODI series will give Virat Kohli an ideal opportunity to get a drift about the conditions that his men are expected to encounter at exactly same time next year.
The 3 match ODI series will give Indian team management a chance to mix and matches various combination, keeping in mind the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
On the other hand, hosts England, would try to leave the T20I series defeat behind and will take some motivation from the ODI series against Australia, where the Eoin Morgan-led side had crushed the visitors 6-0. Since their disastrous World Cup, England have won 46 out of 69 ODIs.
"It was India's eighth victory in a three-match T20 series, reiterating the confidence within the group, especially when it comes to crunch games".
A side injury to Alex Hales will keep him out of the opening One Day International against India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday (July 12).
India: Virat Kohli (Capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, K.L. Rahul, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Siddarth Kaul, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Sportsmail revealed in May past year that England wanted Root to sit out Twenty20 matches so he could concentrate on leading the Test team out of their mid-table malaise and fulfil his own huge potential with the bat.
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