Hales out of first ODI against India due to side injury

India's captain Virat Kohli and India's Yuzvendra Chahal celebrate after Chahal bowls England's Joe Root during the international Twenty20 cricket match between England and India at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff

Joe Root was dismissed for just nine runs against India in Cardiff Credit ANTHONY DEVLIN AFP

England are the No. 1 team, a far more risky proposition in the one-day game, and they will be encouraged that India's pace attack is a little weakened with Bumrah out injured and Bhuvi an uncertain starter.

One Day International (ODI) teams - India (2nd) and England (1st) - will clash with each other for a three-match ODI series to become the ICC ODI table toppers.

The series may also enable Indian team management to mix and match the various combinations, keeping World Cup in mind.

In his column for the Times of India, former Indian batsman VVS Laxman wrote, "Team India came through another test of character with flying colours by clinching the T20 series against England with a convincing win in the decider".

While England will welcome back the previously rested Mark Wood - Jake Ball, like Hales, is expected to miss out on his home ground - and the head coach, Trevor Bayliss, will be resuming duties after a break, India's attack has been depleted by Jasprit Bumrah's finger injury and Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffering from a stiff back.

Like India, the hosts' batting line-up also runs deep with the likes of Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Morgan and Ben Stokes.

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Nepal will debut in ODIs when they play two matches against the Netherlands on August 1 and 3 while the Netherlands will be turning out in ODIs for the first time since losing ODI status in 2014 at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand.

The three-match ODI series will start on Thursday (12 July), and the first match of the tournament will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

The individual players will be hoping to make impressive entries in the ICC ODI Player Rankings, which could see a number of changes when the rankings are next updated on August 13 after 18 matches.

Team India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Siddarth Kaul. After a good show in the T20Is against Ireland and England, India would now like to take the same kind of form into the 50 overs format of the game. In List A matches, five 400+ scores have been hit at this venue and England have done so twice in global cricket here.

India vs England, 1st ODI match, will start at 5:00 pm IST.

Live streaming of India vs. England, 1st ODI, is available online. The India v/s England 1st ODI TV channels are are Sony Six, Sony Six HD for English commentary and Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD for Hindi Commentary.

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