IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: 1st ODI, Probable Playing XI & Top Picks, England tour of India, 2021

IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI, England tour of India, 2021

IND vs ENG Dream11 PredictionProbable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of the 1st ODI match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.


India has been going from strength to strength after every series. First, the T20I and Test series win against Australia and now the Test Series and T20 series against England. Now India would be focusing on the ODI format and defeat their opposition in all three game formats.

Rohit Sharma will be playing 50-over cricket after a long time, and as always, he will open the innings for the team. He batted brilliantly in the last match of the T20I series and is looking in good form. Either KL Rahul or Shikhar Dhawan will get a chance to open the innings alongside Rohit. Both of them had an evil T20I series.

Skipper Kohli is back to form his brilliant performance in the T20I series and was also awarded the Man of the Series award. Shreyas Iyer generally bats at No.4 and provides stability to the team. Rishab Pant and Hardik Pandya are the team’s designated finishers and can cause havoc in death overs.

The pace attack will be lead by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and any two among Shardul, Siraj and Natarajan might get a chance in the ODIs. Krunal Pandya might get to play Sundar as he adds batting depth and is also a left-arm orthodox bowler. Either Yuzvedra Chahal or Kuldeep Yadav will be the leading spinner in the team. 

India has not played the ODI series much in recent times, so it will be challenging for them to beat a world-class team like England.


Then No.1 T20I team England, after being unbeaten for the 8 T20I series, finally lost to the Indian team. But they put up an excellent performance, and at some point, they looked like they would easily win the series. England would be hoping to give it back to India by winning the ODI series.

Jason Roy batted very well in the T20I series. Still, he was unlucky to miss his fifty considerably, and along with him, Jonny Bairstow will be opening the innings; and he had struggled in the Test series but was decent in the T20I series. Liam Livingstone might get a chance at No.3 as Joe Root is not available for the ODI series.

The middle and lower-middle order will be handled by Morgan, Stokes, Buttler, and Billings. Morgan did not have an excellent T20I series, whereas Stokes and Buttler played aggressively when required, and Stoke also managed to pick up a few wickets. The spin duo Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid might get to play the entire ODI series.

Mark Wood will be leading the pace attack consisting of Sam Curran and Tom Curran. Jofra Archer will not be playing the ODI series. England has outstanding players in the team, but the only thing that would be bothering them is players’ confidence as they have lost two back-to-back series.

Match Details

India vs England 1st ODI, England tour of India, 2021

Date: 23rd March 2021

Time: 01:30 PM IST

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

IND vs ENG Live Score

IND vs ENG Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 100

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IND Won: 53

ENG Won: 42

Tied: 2

No Result: 3

Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 291

Average second innings score: 265

(The average score is based on four matches played here at this venue)

The pitch here is considered suitable for batting, but as the game progresses, the pitch will slow down, and the spinners will play a crucial role in the second innings.

(The chasing team at this venue has won two out of the four matches)

Weather Forecast

The weather will be partly cloudy, but there is no chance of rain during the match.

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team News

  • If there is any news regarding any player, then it will be updated.

Probable Playing XI


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya/Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan/Mohammad Siraj.


Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Washington Sundar/Krunal Pandya, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj/T Natarajan.


Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone/Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Reece Topley/Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.


Matthew Parkinson, Tom Curran/Reece Topley, Sam Billings/Liam Livingstone.

Top Picks for IND vs ENG Dream11 Team


Virat Kohli:

(251 M, 12040 R, 59.31 A)

King Kohli is currently the No.1 ODI batsman. He played brilliantly in the T20I series scoring three half-centuries. Virat is very good Captain choice in IND vs ENG Dream11 Team.

Rohit Sharma:

(224 M, 9115 R, 49.27 A)

Rohit Sharma opens the innings for the Indian team and is the No.2 ODI batsman globally. He played superbly in the last match of the T20 series.

Shikhar Dhawan:

(139 M, 5808 R, 45.02 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and generally opens alongside Rohit. Dhawan has not been consistent with his performances in the recent matches.

Hardik Pandya:

(57 M, 1167 R, 34.32 A + 398.4 O, 55 W)

Hardik is an all-rounder and has also been bowling his full quota in the recent matches but whether he is fit to bowl all the ten overs is a matter of concern. But he will play a crucial role with the bat.

Shreyas Iyer:

(21 M, 807 R, 44.83 A)

Iyer generally bats in the middle-order and is a decent striker of the ball. He is good at rotating the strike in the middle-overs.

Rishab Pant:

(16 M, 374 R, 26.71 A)

He is the wicket-keeper batsman and is known for playing aggressively. Pant has been in tremendous form in the recent series.

Shardul Thakur:

(12 M, 110 O, 15 W)

Shardul Thakur is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and can also be handy with the bat down the order.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

(54 M, 482.1 O, 92 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and is consistent at picking up wickets. Chahal was expensive in the T20I series.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar:

(114 M, 908.3 O, 132 W)

Bhuvneshwar is a right-arm medium-fast and is known to swing the ball and control the flow of runs in death overs by bowling yorkers.

KL Rahul:

(35 M, 1332 R, 45.93 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and has played for India at different positions in the ODI. Rahul is going through a rough patch, but he will surely make a strong comeback.


Ben Stokes:

(95 M, 2682 R, 40.64 A + 485.2 O, 70 W)

He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Stokes will play a crucial role with the bat in the middle-order. He is also a very good C or Vc choice in IND vs ENG 1st ODI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team.

Jonny Bairstow:

(83 M, 3207 R, 47.16 A)

Jonny Bairstow is a decent striker of the ball and generally opens along with Roy in ODIs. He has appeared to be in decent touch in the recent matches.

Jason Roy:

(93 M, 3483 R, 40.03 A)

Roy opens the innings for the team and is known for playing aggressively. He has appeared to be in good form in the T20I series.

Eoin Morgan:

(242 M, 7598 R, 39.37 A)

Skipper Morgan is a left-handed batsman and is the most experienced player on the team. He hasn’t scored much in the T20I series.

Jos Buttler:

(145 M, 3855 R, 39.74 A)

He is the wicket-keeper batsman of the team and also plays the role of finisher. Buttler can change the course of the game if he gets going.

Mark Wood:

(53 M, 449.5 O, 64 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls consistently over 140kmph. With Archer not available, Wood will be leading the pace attack of the team.

Adil Rashid:

(106 M, 875.5 O, 155 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler. Rashid has been a consistent wicket-taker for England in recent matches.

Moeen Ali:

(106 M, 1790 R, 24.86 A + 820.4 O, 85 W)

Moeen is a left-handed batsman and also bowls right-arm off-break. He did not get a chance to play in the T20I series.

IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction

Rishabh Pant

Virat Kohli (C)
, Rohit Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer

Ben Stokes (Vc), Hardik Pandya

Shardul Thakur, Mark Wood, Y Chahal

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

  • Virat Kohli
  • Ben Stokes
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Hardik Pandya

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We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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