A reminder of the teams
Three changes for England, two forced upon them by injury. Eoin Morgan with his right hand and Sam Billings with his collar bone are both out, replaced by Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone, who is making his ODI debut. Mark Wood is also out of the side today, he is replaced by Reece Topley.
One change for the hosts as Shreyas Iyar is out after damaging his shoulder, he is replaced behind the stumps by the lethal Rishabh Pant.
India: R Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli (c), KL Rahul, R Pant (wk), H Pandya, K Pandya, S Thakur, B Kumar, K Yadav, P Krishna
England: J Roy, J Bairstow, B Stokes, D Malan, J Buttler (c & wk), L Livingstone, M Ali, S Curran, T Curran, A Rashid, R Topley
England win the toss
The tourists will bowl, looking to chase again and try to advantage of the ‘dew factor’ that will descend later in the evening.
You can read more about how dew effects run chases in white ball day/night cricket here.
Rise and shine world! Welcome to our live coverage of the second ODI between India and England from Pune. This is the second of three in this series, and England must win the remaining two to claim victory, after a dramatic middle order batting collapse on Tuesday.
The task will be made all the harder after England received news that captain Eoin Morgan will be out for the rest of the ODI series after suffering a freak injury to his hand. Morgan required stitches after splitting the webbing between his right thumb and index finger during the defeat, and will be replaced as skipper by Jos Buttler. Sam Billings has also been ruled out after spraining his collar bone. He is likely to be replaced by Lancaster’s Liam Livingstone.
“There’s nowhere to hide on the field in international cricket these days, especially in limited-over formats, so it didn’t require any great thought to make myself unavailable,” said Morgan. “It was a freak injury and it’s extremely frustrating but there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s now just a case of letting the cut heal. I have every confidence in Jos and the rest of the squad coping without me.”
England are aware that defeat today and in the series finale would see them fall off their perch as the world’s number one ODI side, a spot they have held for more than three years.
“We look at it from a series point of view and we’d be bitterly disappointed to lose it,” said Ben Stokes. “We deserve to be No 1 because of our results and it’s obviously a fantastic thing to have next to your name as a team, but it’s not our driving force. Our driving force is the way we go about it and our attitude towards playing the game.
“We know we’re a much better team than [Tuesday], but one thing we’ve been very good at is putting previous games to bed quickly, whether that be a successful game or a poor game.”
India set a challenging total of 317 to chase down in the first match. England had kept India’s run rate down well until the final 10 overs when KL Rahul and debutant Krunal Pandya both smashed 50s, Pandya’s in just 26 deliveries. Added on top of Dhawan’s 98 posted in the early overs and India had a formidable position to defend.
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow appeared to be making light work of that total, as they raced out to 135-0 in the opening 14 overs, playing with belligerence and England’s chase of 318 shaped up to be a breeze. Indeed it was – only for India, as the pulsating opening stand gave way to England losing all ten wickets for only 116 runs.
So prolific has the ODI opening partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy been in recent years that a century stand between them now seems wholly unremarkable. That England had scored a smidge under 10 runs an over for the first 14 overs of their innings was hugely impressive, but not that out of the ordinary. It is just what Bairstow and Roy do. The eye-watering rate at which they score runs led our very own Ben Bloom to call Roy and Bairstow “probably the best opening pair in ODI history”.