India vs England 1st ODI: Records, statistics and pitch report
The first ODI begins on July 12th
This is Buttler's first ODI assignment as a captain
It is expected to be a high scoring contest
Here is the head-to-head record of both the teams as they play the series starter at The Oval (also called Kia Oval due to sponsorship reasons):
1.At this location, England has played 49 One Day Internationals, winning 30, losing 17, and having two matches end in a tie.
2. India has played 16 ODIs here in turn, winning 6, losing 9, and having one match conclude in a tie.
3. India and England have faced here 8 times, with England winning 5 times, India 2 times and no result in one match.
4. India's last five ODIs (most recent from the left): W W W L L
5. England's last five ODIs: W W W W W
Here are some of the stats of One Day Internationals at the Oval:
1. No. of matches the the team batting first won: 30
2. No. of matches the team batting second won: 41
3.Average score for the team batting first: 250
4. Highest score at the The Oval: 398/5 (New Zealand-2015)
5. Lowest score at the The Oval: 103/10 (England-1999)
Here’s the pitch report of the The Oval:
The weather in south London is expected to be in low 30s on Tuesday, July 12. Although there may be periods of dense cloud cover over the city, there is no chance of rain falling during the game, and a full-fledged 50-over encounter is expected.
The Kennington Oval field is typically flat, and games there frequently end in high-scoring thrillers. At this location, the spinners may just have to play a bigger role because the ground may deteriorate as the game goes on. While pacers might gain some initial traction from the pitch, batsmen can trust the bounce and play their shots.