England will play India in their third ODI cricket match on Sunday, July 17, at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. India took the spoils in the first match of the three-game series by 10 wickets. With the series on the line in match No. 2, England roared back to prevent dropping a second straight fixture to the Indians.
The second match, played at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Thursday, saw England come out of the blocks ready to go. England won by 100 runs to even the series at one game apiece. In our preview for matchday No. 2, we predicted England to come out and win versus India, which they did in fine fashion. Now, the series is up for grabs with England and India meeting in a winner-take-all fixture in Manchester on what should be a very hot Sunday.
Manager Matthew Mott got the most out of his England line-up in the second match. He will need the team to continue that form to win the series. Meanwhile, India need to rediscover the form they showed in the first ODI match.
England’s bats came to life in the second match. Can they stay hot or will India’s bowlers rule the day, like on matchday No. 1?
England vs India 3rd ODI Betting Odds
England head into the third match of the series at the best betting odds of 4/5. India, on the other hand, are at 1/1 to win the match. The final game is a winner-take-all affair. The winning team will be the series victor.
The series has unfolded similarly to the previous series these teams played. In March 2021, India won the first match before dropping the second to England. The Indians then picked up a win on matchday No.3 to topple England 2-1.
Sunday is supposed to be a hot day in Manchester with overcast skies. The weather and playing conditions should benefit the bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah was excellent in the first match bowling six wickets. He is at the best betting odds of 12/5 to be India’s top bowler.
England’s Moneen Ali had the hot bat on matchday No. 2. He scored 47 runs off of 64 balls. Meanwhile, Liam Livingston had a 100% conversion rate scoring 33 runs off of 33 balls. Ali is at the best betting odds of 18/1 to be England’s top batter on the day. Livingston could be a dark horse as England’s top batter. He is at the odds of 17/2 to be the top batter.
England vs India 3rd ODI When is the match?
The England versus India third ODI cricket match is on Sunday, July 17. The match will be played at the famous Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. The match will begin at 11:00 UK time.
What is the England vs India ODI fixture list?
England and India three ODI cricket fixtures in July. Here is the fixture list for the two rivals:
England vs. India – Tuesday, July 12 at the Oval
- India won by 10 wickets
England vs. India – Thursday, July 14 at Lord’s Cricket Ground
- England won by 100 runs
England vs. India – Sunday, July 17 at Emirates Old Trafford
- Series is tied 1-1 heading into third fixture
England vs India ODI H2H
England and India have played 105 ODI matches dating back to 1974. Of the 105 fixtures, India have won 56 of those encounters. England have won on 44 occasions after claiming victory on Thursday. Three matches between England and India ended without a result.
The first time England and India played against each other in the ODI cricket was in Leeds in 1974. England picked up the victory by four wickets. India did not win their first win fixture versus England in ODI cricket until December of 1981 in Jalandhar.
England and India most recently played an ODI series in March 2021. India won the series 2-1. The series started off with an India win by 66 runs, but England squared the series at one win apiece on day No. 2. England won by six wickets with 39 balls left to play. The final day of the series saw India topple the English by seven runs.
England were able to level the series after being embarrassed in the first match. If England’s bats stay hot, they can win match No. 3.
England vs India Key Players
Jos Buttler is struggling with the bat. He scored just four runs from five balls on matchday No. 2. Mott could move Buttler down the line-up and favour either Livingston or Ali to move into Buttler’s place. Jonny Bairstow also had a strong outing last time with 38 runs. He should retain his place at the top of the order.
Reece Topley was excellent bowling for England, giving up just 24 runs and tallying six wickets. Topley will aim to bowl another blinder in the final match.
There were few positives in the second ODI for India. One of them was the performance of bowler Yuzi Chahal. He took four wickets. On the offensive side, Hardik Pandya was the best with the bat going for 29 runs from 44 balls.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C&WK), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Overton, David Willey, Bryndon Carse, and Reece Topley
Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah, and Yuzvendra Chahal
England vs India 3rd ODI Betting Tips
The weather should be hot and overcast. The weather in England for the three-match series has most been warm. The pitches have been in good shape and there shouldn’t be an issue with the conditions of the playing surface.
As I predicted after the first ODI, England came back to level the series after I predicted an India win on matchday No. 1. We have seen two different teams in the series from England. On day No. 1, they couldn’t hit and on day No. 2, they were hitting everything.
The momentum from winning the second ODI should carry over for England at Old Trafford. My betting prediction is for England to win the series 2-1 with another big performance versus India in the third ODI.