In his three T20I outings in 2018, Root has registered scores of 35, 0 and 9. England will have a lot of hardwork to do if they are to bounce back in this series!
Jos Buttler top-scored for England - who have the chance to level the series at Lord's on Saturday - with 53 but they failed to deal with Kuldeep's spin before toiling in the field. Now, it's time for it to switch attention to the premier limited-overs format, as it takes on England in a three-match ODI series at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, starting Thursday.
In the opening ODI, spin can be the key factor as the Trent Bridge ground will be drier than normal. England vs India, 1st ODI live broadcast will be shown on the Sony Network (Sony Six and Sony Ten 3) and live streaming will be available on SonyLIV.com.
"But we all know Joe very well - he'll be spurred on by that and he will do all he can to make sure he is ready come Thursday". Moreover, the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings is also at stake with England now in top spot with India close behind in second.
Nepal gained ODI status at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe earlier this year while the Netherlands regained it earlier by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship.
Mark Wood's nought for 55 from six overs was costly after Eoin Morgan's side had failed to post a competitive total. With cricket's blue riband tournament scheduled to be held in United Kingdom in 2015, the ODI series will give Virat Kohli an ideal opportunity to get a drift about the conditions that his men are expected to encounter at exactly same time next year. Since that World Cup in Australia-New Zealand, this English batting line-up has accumulated 300-plus scores 31 times in 69 matches, inclusive of 23 wins.
In stark contrast to India's inspired bowling effort, the England players bowled like profligate billionaires, allowing India an easy start to their innings. KL Rahul's stunning gives them a happy headache and if India follow the T20 template, it will be a demotion for Kohli to number four.
England's batting strength with powerful ball strikers such as Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes in the mix will present a formidable challenge to the Indian attack.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shreyas Iyer, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur. "He's making a case, so is Chahal - looking at the England batsmen struggling against them, we might be tempted to do that".
However, Root hasn't been in the best of forms in the shortest format of the game. Their last bilateral series' defeat came in India in January 2017, with only a freak one-off loss to Scotland in the interim.