Is Yuzvendra Chahal better than Kuldeep Yadav

India and England. Two of the best ODI teams in the world. Both teams are not at full strength, but given the resources they have it has been a high octane series where everything depends on the final ODI. In contrast to the last two ODI series, India will finally want to turn the tables with a series victory.

One of the good things about this series for both teams is that it was played in the same location. There is nothing new to discover in the meantime. India and England are well aware of the pace, bounce and wicket as it all boils down to the final ODI of a fairly long tour. It is the series decision maker between ODI pages No. 1 and No. 2 in the world. After the team led by Virat Kohli was hammered by the visitors in the second ODI, they have to change and mess up a few things in order to have the best chance of not losing their third ODI series in a row.

India's top order must exercise caution

In the words of the great Rahul Dravid, there is nothing like a natural game and you have to play the situations. This applies not only to aggressive batsmen, but also to relatively slower batters to increase the pace if necessary. It's England. You hunt more than 300 sums like a walk in the park. Punes wicket is a belter who rules out the first couple of overs. India's bowling is by no means the best at ODIs. For reference, just take a look at the highlights from the last Australian ODI series, which saw first-class Indian bowlers sticking heavily. Even so, both Virat Kohli and KL Rahul reckoned 300 runs would be enough in the final game, which was bizarre.

India was lucky enough to win the first ODI as a terrible eyelash from England cost them the game or they blew through the chase. Kohli had even accepted that India's first ODI total was below average, but there was little intention in the first five overs on Friday when India made 13/1. The Men in Blue must stop paying so much respect to a fairly mediocre and inexperienced English tempo attack, and also stop viewing the Pune field as a green mamba because it isn't. And nobody says to go crazy about bowlers. Check out the England Openers in the second ODI. They barely went gung-ho and were still doing 59. The difference was that they didn't close the shop and showed reasonable intent, if at all.

India has barely used the power play overs, making 39 and 40 respectively. In the first 25 overs in both games, India accumulated 117 and 112, while England looted 176 and 167 runs, respectively. It is a clear case that one side is relaxing the middle and lower order players and the other side is applying maximum pressure. India need look no further than its T20I series destination - throw caution to the wind and play fearless cricket. Anyway, India strikes deeply with the likes of Shardul Thakur and Bhuveshwar Kumar, which made their approach in the first two ODIs even more startling.

Send in pant at 4 to take advantage of the middle overs

India's top 4 are more or less the same stylistically. And given the X-factor that Rishabh Pant brings to the team, he can be deployed in 4th position to make better use of the middle-overs. With only four outfield players admitted outside the 30-yard circle between 10 and 40 overs, it was criminal to let Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid get away with 112 runs from 20 overs in a second game on a place that is not for weirdos would have. Moeen got away with 47 runs in 10 overs bowling mainly against two right-handers, with only one limit from his bowling, which also came from a missing field.

This is where some pretty aggressive rishabh pants can inject its madness and quickly increase the run rate. Either way, India will have KL Rahul's solidity to back up at 5 if something goes wrong. And when it comes to power hitting, Hardik Pandya can take on more responsibility at the age of six than against Australia, where he played similarly to a specialized batsman as in the current series. Shardul Thakur can also be a good hitter at death, and there is also Bhuvneshwar Kumar who extends India's hitting depth.

Time to drop Kuldeep and Krunal

Indian weirdos Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya have to be put on the bench after having done poorly so far. In 35 overs they conceded 283 runs with an economy of 8.09 with just one wicket. Kuldeep Yadav looked completely from the depths. He was clueless when Ben Stokes started attacking him and did the same thing - stray to lengths, fly the ball, and get hit for sixes. As much as India would like to support him, Yuzvendra Chahal should go to the XI, since it is a series maker.

He's a bowling all-rounder for Krunal too and can't get away with such bad bowling as it would be after his dream ODI debut, but that's about it. He's given away 131 runs in 16 overs with a lone wicket at an emergency room of 8.19. However, Krunal should not be replaced by Washington Sundar as he could be destroyed similarly to the older Pandya as he was also a bowler with 6 to 7 overs per game in List A cricket. England also got a measure of him in the T20I series and given that they have hammered bowlers with lesser pedigree it would be better to choose a specialized bowler instead. Sundar also lacks the momentum to add a lot to seventh place.

His state colleague T Natarajan will be a better option. Not only does it offer the versatility of the left arm, but it also has the variation necessary to roll effectively, even when batsmen try to shift gears. And don't forget, his death is beyond skill. Also, pacemakers in the current ODI series have taken 22 wickets with an ER of 6.21, which is far better compared to the spinners who only had two scalps with an expensive ER of 7.29. Therefore, given the wicket, it makes sense to drive with a lonely spinner.

Give Bhuvneshwar more overs early on; Use Prasidh as an enforcer

English openers have had three consecutive century stands in ODI cricket against India, two of them in this series. It is very clear that it is the English top three against the Indian bowlers. This is the game. England's Middle Order is vulnerable, as was the case with the first ODI, or it can be in the series finals with Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings, who are already missing. And here India has to attack them aggressively. Unlike the first two ODIs, they have to give Bhuvneshwar Kumar an extended spell.

The veteran Indian activist has worried the English openers the most and can be used for the kill. There have been cases where teams have used their Premier Bowler for extended periods of time. In the Kochi ODI 2013, Bhuvneshwar himself threw 10 overs at a trot, also against England, took three wickets for 29 runs, broke the back of the opposition and helped India to victory. He can roll at least seven overs, if not more. With T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur on the team, they can take care of the deaths.

Likewise, Prasidh Krishna must be used after the first 10 overs. He's a completely different bowler in non-power play overs. In the first 10 overs, the right winger awarded 62 runs in seven no-wicket overs with an emergency room of 8.86, while in overs with no powerplay he took six wickets with an economy of 4.48. He bowls with far greater control and accuracy, with more outfield players saving the line. In fact, after Bhuvneshwar's extended spell, he can be used as an enforcer in midfield alongside Yuzvendra Chahal. With that English batting, the best way to save runs is to take wickets. After the second ODI, who knows better than the Indian team.

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