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India v England, Deccan
ODI Series, 1st Match
Start time: 9:30


(Max last 10 only)
16 Seo 2011 Cardiff England won by 6 wickets (D/L method)          
11 Sep 2011 Lord’s Match tied (D/L method)          
09 Sep 2011 The Oval England won by 3 wickets (D/L method)          
03 Sep 2011 The Riverside No result          
27 Feb 2011 M Chinnaswamy Stadium Match tied          
26 Nov 2008 Barabati Stadium India won by 6 wickes          
23 Nov 2008 M Chinnaswamy Stadium India won by 19 runs (D/L method)          
20 Nov 2008 Green Park India won by 16 runs (D/L method)          
17 Nov 2008 Maharani Usharaje Trust India won by 54 runs          
14 Nov 2008 Madhavrao Scindia Club India won by 158 runs

England begin a five match ODI series against India in Deccan tomorrow and the hosts will be desperate for revenge after their incredibly disappointing summer tour. The Three Lions claimed the ODI series a few weeks ago 3-0, although the weather came to the rescue on more than one occasion.

Duncan Fletcher’s side were down to the bare bones in England and he is still missing some key players in Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh. Gautum Gambhir should make the starting XI, which will help the batters, although the key strike bowlers are still out of action.

England are also missing a few important men with James Anderson and Stuart Broad both absent from the tour group. Those that fancy England to start with a win can get around 2.13 on BETDAQ.

The Three Lions last met India on their own turf back at the World Cup in February and it finished in a thrilling tie. However, that was the first time England have avoided defeat in the 50-over format on Indian soil since 2006. England were hammered 5-0 in 2008 and then 6-1 two years before that, while they have never won at this ground.

Preparations have gone well for England as they have won both their warm-up matches, but with Anderson and Broad missing – they face an uphill task. England’s decision to use some youngsters means they are relatively inexperienced in some areas and Indian conditions are very trying. I expect plenty of runs, but for India to start with a win.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Back India to win at around 1.86: 4 points
Wednesday’s Return: NO BET