Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Jason Roy faces fitness test ahead of England's ODI decider with India

Jason Roy faces fitness test ahead of England's ODI decider with India

No matter where our Indian cricket team is playing, the Indian cricketers get an huge support from their Indian fans wherever they go.

Ben Stokes will play in the first Test against India even though it could finish just 24 hours before the start of his court case. The series had been poised on a knife edge after England won the second game by 86 runs at Lord's on Saturday and India won the first game by eight wickets.

It was a reminder that although he may not be the biggest hitter, there is still a place for Root's stylish, more traditional, approach in the white-ball game, with his 13th hundred putting him ahead of Marcus Trescothick as England's leading ODI century-maker.

Root was sheepish after the match when asked why he held out his arm and dropped his bat in the manner of a singer dropping a microphone at the end of a performance.

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India are seeking their 10th consecutive bilateral ODI series success but Wood knows a victory in Leeds for England would stand them in good stead for next summer's World Cup on home soil.

Root, who was dropped from the final match of England's preceding 2-1 Twenty20 series loss, told Sky Sports: "It feels fantastic. He just wanted to show the ball to Arun to just have a look at it after close to 45 overs had been bowled", he said. I don't think it will be the last I hear of it from the group - they've been hammering me.

England batsman Joe Root celebrates his century off the last ball of the match with captain Eoin Morgan at Headingley.

Vince's frustrating England career has seen him repeatedly get out on Tuesday he fell for a run-a-ball 27, although it needed a brilliant one-handed take by wicket-keeper Dhoni, from Hardik Pandya's throw, to run him out.

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