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England vs India 2022: 3rd ODI Best Predicted Playing 11 – Kohli to be Dropped?

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to open as we look at the 2022 England vs India 3rd ODI best predicted playing 11 for both the teams.

Similar to the T20 series, the ODI series seems to be nicely poised at 1-1 with the final ODI to go. In 2018, Team India had won the T20 series, but unfortunately lost the ODI series 1-2. But with a much stronger squad, India would be hoping to end the 2022 ODI series on a high. 

For Team India, it has been a see-saw battle in the ODI series so far. After having won the first match by 10 wickets, they lost the second one by a whopping 100 runs. The bowling seems to be doing its job perfectly, but it is the batting that has looked out of sorts.

With batting, the key area for Team India, one man will once again be in focus – that’s Virat Kohli. Tons of critics have launched a scathing attack on Kohli for not being in form, and missing the limited overs tour vs West Indies. But at the same time tons of players like Babar Azam, Jos Buttler, etc., have come out in support of the Modern day Legend, Virat Kohli. 

So, will Team India dare to drop Virat Kohli based on the external noise? Or will they back him as Rohit had been doing in the Press conference? Well, let’s find out the best predicted playing 11 for Team India for the 3rd ODI vs England. Before that, let’s look at the official squad for Team India. 

England vs India 2022 – Official ODI Series Squad for Team India: 

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli 

Wks: Ishan Kishan & Rishabh Pant 

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja 

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur & Yuzvendra Chahal

Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Rohit Sharma

Match Details:

Tournament: India Tour of England 2022 

Type: ODI Series – 3rd ODI

Where: Manchester

When: July 17, 3:30 pm IST

Playing 11 for Both Teams:

Talking about the playing 11 for Team India, the external noise wants to drop the talismanic Virat Kohli. But what does the internal noise say? Well, honestly, questioning Virat Kohli’s position itself is bizarre. The man has been the best ODI batter of the decade 2010s. Even if his recent numbers aren’t encouraging, those aren’t bad. 

I believe, India completely backs India’s number 1 batter in ODIs as per rankings. The coach and Captain will show complete faith in Kohli’s quality. They understand that it is just a matter of spending a good time in the middle for 20-30 balls, and then there won’t be any looking back. 

Given Rahul Dravid’s policy of sticking to the core, expect India to stick to the same playing 11 for the 3rd ODI. So, we should see Rohit and Dhawan opening. Virat, Pant, and SKY in the middle-order. Hardik and Jaddu as all-rounders, and Boom, Chahal, Shami, and Prasidh as bowlers.  

England vs India 2022: 3rd ODI Predicted Playing 11 for Team India

Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah & Yuzvendra Chahal

Just like India, expect England to stick to the same playing 11. Jos Buttler has shown that faith in the team in the 2nd ODI; when in fact the first ODI saw them perform completely poorly. 

England vs India 2022: 3rd ODI Predicted Playing 11 for England

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C&WK), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Craig Overton, Brydon Carse & Reece Topley 

Best Fantasy XI Prediction for England vs India 2022 – 3rd ODI 

Batters: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jonny Bairstow & Joe Root 

Wks: Jos Buttler & Rishabh Pant

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Reece Topley & David Willey 

Alternate CVC Choice: Jos Buttler & Rohit Sharma

Please note that some of the things are also dependent on the toss, so do check our Telegram channel for live updates on actual playing 11 and fantasy tips. Channel link in the Author bio section. 

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