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Cricket Betting Tips – There is an oddity and a sense of hypermetropia to the India-England ODI series decider. With less than 12 months to go for the 2019 World Cup, all the focus from the camps of the top two ODI sides is understandably on the big tournament.
Cricket Betting Tips Free – The three-match series, has thus, been a medium for England – the biggest contenders to break their 50-over World Cup trophy duck in 2019 – to size up a side that might be their biggest adversary. For India, it is not just taking a good, hard look at the tournament favourites, but also making notes of the conditions at play in England, and identifying the sort of players that can fit in.
Cricket Tips – Both the pre-match press conferences had a lot of talk about looking into the future and tuning up for the world cup, while treating the third ODI as ‘just another game.’ England pacer Mark Wood even reckoned how a series win would have more of an impact on the upcoming World Cup, than anything else. “If we can use this game as a semi final, a must win with the pressure on, we can learn what we are doing wrong if we don’t win or what we are doing right if we do win.”
This comes a day after captain Eoin Morgan expressed his concerns about the point of a bilateral series as there can be a clear absence of pressure.
Free Cricket Tips The ‘pressure’ of a series finale hasn’t reflected in the Indian camp either. The top-three of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been India’s best performers with the bat since the 2015 World Cup, but the team needs a fixed and functioning middle-order by the time they return to England next year.
Cricket Tips Free After the sort of dire performance that was put up at Lord’s, Leeds ODI looks like a good starting point for a middle-order renaissance. England, meanwhile, can ride the wave and have their bowlers test and raise their game further against one of the finest top-orders in the game currently.
When: England vs India, 3rd ODI, 5:00 PM IST, 12:30 PM Local
Where: Headingley, Leeds
What to expect: Partly cloudy skies and even thunderstorms are expected, with the temperatures dropping to 20 degrees during the game.
Cricket Betting Tips – Amidst a host of crisis and controversies, Zimbabwe find themselves yet again trying to build a strong foundation. With Malcolm Waller also pulling out of the series, they are now left with the thinnest of second-string sides to field against Pakistan in the second ODI. Stuck between shaping youngsters and the pressure of winning games, in only his second series with Zimbabwe, head coach Lalchand Rajput would’ve realised why even all the years of experience in the role wouldn’t have prepared him for this stint.
Cricket Betting Tips Free – Never mind the challenge that Zimbabwe posed in the first ODI, Pakistan presented their best case scenario to humble the hosts with a 201-run win. Not for the first time, Pakistan have presented a case of assembling possibly their most complete line-up in more than a half a decade; better than what they had at the Champions Trophy last year, better than what they had en route to the top of the T20I rankings.
And therein lies their downfall. They promise so much, and as fabled, deliver only in bouts of surprises. Against weaker oppositions, in recent times, they have shown consistency in dominating, a matter that shouldn’t lead them to sweat much about as they face Zimbabwe on Monday to take a 2-0 lead, but they would look to see how the young players shape up because in face of bigger challenges.
Imam-ul-Haq has done well in the limited opportunities, at least enough to keep those questioning his selection, quiet for a while; and in Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik, they have a reliable top order for now. What has aided Pakistan’s cause in recent times is the coming together of a range of all-rounders – batsmen who can bowl and bowlers who can bat. It has added a great deal of balance to their side. The quality of their pacers and spinners have gone unquestioned for decades now. With a decent pool to work around, their challenge would be to find their best XI
As for the context of the series and the game, it’s a mismatch – with both teams left with fixing their own problems.
When: July 16, 2018, 09:15 Local, 12:45 IST
Where: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
What to expect: Conditions are expected to be overcast. There aren’t any rain predictions though