1st ODI: Virat out with a niggle, Shreyas to bat at No 3 vs England
- India face England in the first ODI at the Oval, London on Tuesday
- Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl
- Prasidh Krishna has been included in India's playing 11
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, at the toss, confirmed that Virat Kohli will not be a part of the playing 11 for the first ODI vs England at the Oval, London on Tuesday. Shreyas Iyer replaces him at No 3.
Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl.
For India, who are coming off a 2-1 T20I series win against Jos Buttler and co, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah will lead the bowling attack. They have also added tha pace of Prasidh Krishna in the mix. Shikhar Dhawan opens alongside the skipper.
"We are going to bowl first. There is some grass cover and it's overcast as well. I guess sun will be out in sometime. We want to have a score in front of us. Shami, Bumrah - those guys can swing the ball. It's important to take wickets upfront and put brakes on the scoring. We understand the importance of playing overseas, we want to do well outside India. Today is no different. We have five batters, two all-rounders. Kohli is not playing this game, Shreyas will bat at 3," India captain Rohit Sharma said at the toss.
The English side will see key first team players like Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root return to the limited overs set-up.
"We would have done the same thing, we would have bowled first. I am learning a lot about myself, and about my role. Looking forward to the ODI series, it has been a great learning experience. It's great to welcome those guys back. They (Root, Bairstow, Stokes) are few of the best players in the world. There are a lot of selfless guys in the team, that will be exactly the same today," England captain Buttler said.
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna