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

In contrast to the world number one ODI team, England's Test side now embodies mid-table mediocrity and the India series looms as a real examination of their mettle. 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's a series decider here, which will be like a World Cup match - it's a must-win.

England were chasing a below-par target after Adil Rashid and David Willey bagged three wickets apiece to limit India to 256-8 - Rashid bowling top-scorer Virat Kohli (71) with a stunning, spinning delivery.

England pacer Liam Plunkett, has gained one place and is now 20th, Mark Wood is on a career-high 26th ranking after rising two places and David Willey has jumped 11 places to claim 31st position.

Joe Root is keen to utilise his experience batting against spinner Kuldeep Yadav in limited-overs cricket during England's upcoming Test series with India.

Joe Root has now scored more ODI hundreds than any other English player in history, and this 2nd hundred in as many matches secured the series for the home side. "I'd like to think that this one could still be a big margin for us".

Meanwhile Kohli accepted his side had been outplayed.

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"It's been a weird one really, I've not felt like I've been playing poorly or there's been any sort of glaring mistakes in my game, but I think it's why it was more frustrating", Root said in Leeds with the man of the series award round his neck.

Dhawan was run out for 44 by a brilliant piece of fielding from Ben Stokes and India lost wickets at regular intervals.

Dinesh Karthik, preferred to KL Rahul for this match, then made 21 before he was bowled between bat and pad by Rashid.

Kohli pressed on, however, completing a 55-ball fifty including six fours before Rashid struck twice in quick succession as India´s 156 for three was transformed into 158 for five.

A disbelieving Kohli walked off and Raina (one) then turned Rashid low to Root at leg slip.

England have gone in with just one change, bringing in James Vince for Jason Roy.

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