England vs India: VVS Laxman picks his playing XI for first ODI

England v India: Alex Hales to miss first one-day international because of injury

Alex Hales ruled out of the 1st ODI against India

He has played 65 ODI games and scored 2302 runs at a decent average of 38.36 with the best knock of 171 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.

With the ODI World Cup scheduled to be held here next year, the three-match series will also give Kohli and his teammates a fair idea of the playing condition in England. 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.

The last time when India visited England for an ODI series was in 2014, when MS Dhoni-led Indian cricket team romped home with a thumping 3-1 win.

ODI squad for England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood.

In the first match of the three-match T20I series, Hales struggled to connect and dismissed cheaply against India.

The 3 match ODI series will give Indian team management a chance to mix and matches various combination, keeping in mind the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Suresh Raina, who replaced an unfit Ambati Rayudu, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will once again provide depth to the batting order while all-rounder Hardik Pandya too has the ability to demolish any bowling attack.

Apart from the duo, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will share the new ball.

England got off to another blistering start at Trent Bridge - a ground where they posted a world-record 481 against Australia last month - and were 71-0 at the time of Kuldeep's introduction after 10 overs. He is one of the batsmen, who has been able to read the two wrist spinners quite well. 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.

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