Four cricket tips you should consider when England face India in the deciding third ODI at Old Trafford on Sunday.
England to win
England’s victory in the second ODI relied on an excellent bowling performance, rather than the heroics with the bat that we have become used to.
Even so, it felt like a significant victory for a team that seems to have lost some of its aura so far this summer.
With the winning feeling back, Jos Buttler’s side are deserved favourites on a ground where they have won 11 of their last 14 ODIs.
Jonny Bairstow to score over 31.5 runs
Bairstow showed signs of translating his Test match form into the ODI arena as he made 38 at Lord’s on Thursday.
He has passed this mark – comfortably, in most cases – in six of his last seven innings.
Moeen Ali to hit a six
Moeen batted nicely at Lord’s, hitting England’s top score with 47, including two sixes.
He has hit two sixes in three of his five innings across these T20s and ODIs against India.
David Willey to be England’s top wicket-taker
Willey was outshone by Reece Topley in terms of wickets on Thursday, despite also bowling brilliantly.
If he puts in the same performance on Sunday, it could well be his turn to take the headlines.
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