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VVS Laxman picks his playing XI for first ODI

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VVS Laxman picks his playing XI for first ODI


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12 Jul 2018, 12:35 IST

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Laxman selected to head with Rahul at no. three

What’s the tale?

As India get able to tackle England within the first ODI of the three-match ODI sequence, former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman picked his playing XI for the first ODI.

Interestingly, he selected to head with KL Rahul at no. three and Virat Kohli at no. four

“I don’t see any changes from the T20Is. I feel that the majority of the players who played in the T20Is will play in the ODIs,” he stated in a video with ESPN Cricinfo.

“Virat Kohli has won so many matches batting at no. 3 but you can’t ignore the form KL Rahul is in right now. In the last one and a half years, they have tried a lot of players at the no. 4 position, but with this top four, there is quality, class, and experience. This is the top four I would like to see at next year’s world cup,” he persisted.

In case you did not know…

KL Rahul has been in nice shape with the bat as he confirmed within the T20I sequence towards England. He scored his 2nd T20I century within the first event and took India to victory. India gained the T20I sequence 2-1 and can glance to hold the momentum into the ODI sequence as smartly.

The main points

The XI which Laxman picked: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Laxman additionally praised the stability of the Indian cricket staff, pronouncing that they’re just right in all 3 departments of the sport.

“There is a lot of depth in the batting order and in the bowling department, Kuldeep and Chahal have been picking up a lot of wickets in the middle overs and once Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fully fit, we all know what he can do with the ball,” he stated.

What’s subsequent?

The two facets will sq. off within the first ODI of the three-match sequence at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 13.

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