Toss India chose to bowl first vs England
India won the toss and opted to bowl first in the third and final ODI against England at Old Trafford.
“It looks like a good track, nice and hard, looks like a good batting track and I don’t think it’s going to change over the course of 100 overs so we thought we would have a score in front of us,” he said.
“It’s the series decider; we know about that. On this tour we’ve played some good cricket, it’s just that we didn’t play well enough in the last game, but we got our learnings from that game, and hopefully, we won’t repeat those mistakes.”
Forecasts are for high temperatures with play set to begin in overcast conditions.
“It looks a good wicket, it’s hard, traditionally coming here we’d probably look to bat first,” Buttler said. “It’s a bit cloudy, a bit muggy so it may swing a bit but quite happy.”
India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Mohammed Siraj, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Prasidh Krishna.
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler (capt, wk), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 David Willey, 9 Craig Overton, 10 Brydon Carse, 11 Reece Topley.