Ind vs Eng: What to expect from Ranchi ODI
dailybhaskar.com | Jan 18, 2013, 22:44PM IST
New Delhi: After bouncing back to level the series 1-1 against England, Team India will be full of confidence as they are set to clash with the visitors at Ranchi on Saturday. All eyes will be on the Indian skipper MS Dhoni as he is expected to deliver in his hometown.
The Kochi ODI showcased Team India’s clinical approach in all three departments of the game. The batsmen including MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja gave India an edge in the game after their blitzkrieg at the death overs. The duo kept things under control as India snatched 108 runs from the last 10 overs and 68 runs from the last five.
Also, Indian bowling – being questioned over the past – came out exceptionally well as England was bowled out for a shambolic 158 runs. The youngsters Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed came good for the home team as the visitors struggled in their chase for 286 runs.
But, if India intends to win at Ranchi and take the lead in the ODI series against England, it will have to be MS Dhoni who can turn the things around for the hosts. The Indian skipper, impassioned not just with bat but just as strikingly in every aspect of his captaincy, ensured order in favour of the hosts during Kochi ODI.
After failing to manage India’s run-chase during Rajkot ODI, Dhoni worked on his approach towards the game and ensured that things would turn out to be different at Kochi.
Since, the pitch at JSCA international cricket stadium in Ranchi has been boasted to be a batting paradise; it will be a good opportunity for the Indian batsmen to strike back to form.
Here’s what Ranchi ODI has in store for the cricket fanatics: