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International Cricket - Cricket: England vs India - Second ODI preview

Jos Buttler described the first ODI defeat to India as a "very tough day" and England will need a big turnaround if they are to stay in the series, with the second one-dayer set for Lord's on Thursday.

What:England v India, Second One-day International
Where:Lord's, London
When:Thursday 14th July, 2022, 13:00
How to watch:Sky Sports Cricket
OddsEngland 1/1, India 4/5

Having been bowled out for just 110, the hosts suffered their biggest 50-over defeat on home soil - going down by 10 wickets at The Oval.

They must quickly get back on the saddle and find the solution to the problems of Tuesday, as the two teams prepare to do battle in the second game of a three-match series.

Top order changes have to be considered

Following on from some top-order failings during the T20 series, England's opening four batsmen managed just seven runs between them at The Oval.

Jason Roy, in particular, looks out of sorts and there have been suggestions that the World Cup winner may lose his position at the top of the order.

Batting at five, skipper Buttler top-scored on Tuesday with 30 off 32 balls, and there have been suggestions that he may be pushed up the order to try and get England off to a quick start.

It's certainly not been the start to life in white-ball cricket that new coach Matthew Mott would have hoped for and this will be a big test for his, and the players', credentials.

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England even had Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes back in the line-up, but despite their recent heroics on the Test stage, they all struggled against the India attack.

Two younger players staking their claim for a place are Roses rivals Harry Brook and Phil Salt. Yorkshire's Brook has previously captained England's Under 19s ODI squad, while Lancashire's Salt has averaged 58.66 in his six ODI innings to date.

As you would expect, Buttler has insisted there is "no need to panic" and he still has faith in a squad that is currently ranked second in the world.

The new skipper added: "You look at the names of the guys in there, they are some of the best players we've had. There's not much time to dwell on it, so it will be a positive to get back out there and put things right on Thursday."

India pace attack on fire

There was no doubting India's ability with the ball during the first match, with their two main pacemen - Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami - ripping through the England batting line-up.

Bumrah showed just why he is top of the ODI bowling rankings, taking 6-19 in just 7.2 overs, including the scalps of all of England's top three batsmen.

The 28-year-old has 119 wickets in 71 ODI matches and is preparing to play his first 50-over match at Lord's, but he does have recent happy memories from the home of cricket.

Bumrah was part of the India Test team that beat England by 151 runs last summer - taking three second innings wickets, including that of then-captain Joe Root.

Lord's form a concern for England

Coming into this match, England have won just four of their last 10 ODI’s at the home of cricket, with one tie and five defeats during that run.

The hosts did win their last 50-over match at the famous venue, beating Pakistan by 52 runs last July in what was a pretty low-scoring affair.

After being put in to bat, England made just 247 in their innings - with opener Salt top scoring with 60, while James Vince also made a half-century (56).

Pakistan fell well short in their run chase, in what was a rain-affected match, making just 195 in 41 overs.

The last time these two teams met at Lord's was in the summer of 2018, when England won by 86 runs thanks an unbeaten century from Root (113).

David Willey, who is also expected to play on Thursday, also chipped in with 50 as England made 322-7 in their 50 overs. India floundered in response and made just 236 in their innings, with no batsman able to make 50.

As Buttler suggests, there is no need to panic at this stage especially when you consider England's recent ODI record.

Tuesday's defeat was their only 50-over loss in their last nine matches.

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