ODI Under Threat From Rain

There is a very high possibility of the first match of the One Day International series between India and England getting called off due to rain. The weather department of UK has forecasted that there will be persistent rain in Bristol on the match day.
That’s not good news especially for the Indian Cricket fans who were hoping to see some good cricket from their team in the shorter formats.
However, it’s a 5-match series and after that, there’s a T20 game scheduled too. So, the Indian fans should not get too disappointed as they will get enough white-ball action to see in the next two weeks.
The men in blue actually have a 100% win record in Bristol. So, they would certainly hope that the rain stays away on Monday.
India has had a horror of a time in England so far. They won the Lord’s test to surprise everybody, even themselves, but, after that, they have just been tormented by the hosts. The last two matches of the test series finished in just three days with India getting beaten in both of them by an inning.
The wounds of the test-series defeat would not be completely healed even if the Indians put up a good show in the One day Internationals, but, there will be some relief in the camp for sure. Currently, every player in that team including the captain MS Dhoni is under pressure.
India can take some heart from the fact that the last 5 ODIs that they have played in England, they have won all of them. Those were Champions Trophy matches of course last year.
The pitches used in that tournament though had not that much juice, but, in this series, the Indian would be dished out only green surfaces. So, the challenge will be slightly tougher for them one would imagine.

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