Now, with the series tied 1-1, Indian team would be looking forward to win its second consecutive ODI series in England when they take on the hosts in the final ODI. If we can use this game as a semi-final, or a final, a must-win with the pressure on we can learn what we are doing wrong if we don't win or what we are doing right if we do win. After Hardik was dismissed, there was only me, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav.
The third and last ODI match will be played at the Headingley in England. So if we can try to nullify that wicket-taking option that he's got straight away, then hopefully we can shift the momentum against him to us, he said.
So desperate is Stokes to make up for time lost through injuries and off-field problems that he may have convinced England to bring him back a little too early for the final Twenty20 global against India.
"I thought Joe was quite significant in that, his rotation of strike, his calm head and we did our basics well". We knew what we needed to address to get the second game right.
Wood, though, insists the winner-takes-all nature of this match will offer Eoin Morgan's team invaluable preparation ahead of next year's World Cup.More news: 3 officers shot in Kansas City, suspect dead
The loss of the previous game's centurion is always a big boost to the opposition.
"We started better against him and the more we face him obviously the easier he got to pick".
But this final 50-over match of the season could represent, with Roy considered a major doubt, a significant opportunity for Vince to prove he is simply too good, at 27, to be discarded by England just yet. "And just as a batting unit we could not click". Maybe it is just two really good teams and when they are on top, the quality really comes through. David Willey came in the other day when it was a little bit sticky and he managed to really press on.
Big games require big players to come to the fore and for Ben Stokes, the most expensive overseas signing in Indian Premier League history, Headingley offers a stage for the all-rounder to show he is completely over the torn hamstring he sustained in May. But you still have to play him well.
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