January 22, 2022


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Fantasy Picks ; India v England First ODI 2021

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and captain Rohit Sharma during the 1st cricket match of the Super four group of Asia Cup 2018 between India and Bangaldesh at Dubai International cricket stadium,Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 09-21-2018 (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Indian team will play first One day international of 2021 against England in Pune on 23rd of March. India already ahead of England by winning two back to back bilateral series against them. India won The test series by 3-1 and T20I series by 3-2.

Both the teams have announced their Squad for ODI series .

Team India’s ODI squad

Team England’s ODI squad

Probable XI for England

Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan

Probable XI for India

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhubaneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rohit Sharma will be opening the match with Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli confirmed that in pre match conference. From England’s side Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy definitely open in the first ODI. You should definitely pick openers from both the sides. Beacuse Pune’s Pitch is very helpful for batsman. Pitch will be flat and ball will come nicely towards bat.

Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma © Getty

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be our captain & Vice captain of the team. If India batted second then you should make Virat Kohli as your captain and Rohit as your vice captain. Vice versa !

CricActivity’s fantasy XI :

Rohit Sharma (c), Jason Roy, Virat Kohli (vc), Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ben Stokes, Yuzi Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Adil Rashid