Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has come up with early predictions of the India-England ODI series. India won the T20I series 3-2 after losing the first game of the series. This was India’s seventh win in the last eight T20I series. Virat Kohli ended as the Man of the Series with 231 runs as Team India found s new opening combination in the shortest format. The ODI series opener will be played today in Pune.
Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan has predicted that India will whitewash England in the three-match series and win it 3-0. Earlier Vaughan got his predictions for the Test series wrong. he predicted that India would win the series 4-0 which they won 3-1. He even got his predictions for the Indian Tour of Australia wrong as well. he predicted that Australia would beat India 4-0, which India won 2-1.
Michael Vaughan Predicts ODI Series Outcome
Meanwhile, Vaughan has also pointed out that the absence of Jofra Archer and Joe Root will have a bearing in the series. While Archer was ruled out of the series with an elbow injury, Root was rested.
Early One-day series prediction …. India will win 3-0 !!! No Root or Archer” tweeted Vaughan.
Early One day series prediction …. India will win 3-0 !!! No Root or Archer … #INDvENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 22, 2021
According to reports, it is also likely that Archer will miss the first half of the Indian Premier League, which is scheduled to start on April 9. The England pacer represents Rajasthan Royals in the tournament. The England and Wales Cricket Board had confirmed that Archer will be returning to the UK for further management and investigation of his right elbow injury.
Meanwhile, former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra has replied to Vaughan’s predictions with a little bit of a jibe. “No Bumrah No Shami No Jadeja” wrote Chopra in his reply pointing out that India are also missing three of its key players in the series.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 22, 2021
Meanwhile, England skipper Eoin Morgan has reacted to Root’s absence from the series stating that the side will miss his experience.
“For a guy who scores run a ball and averages 50, he is an exceptional player and he has been that for a long time. We will miss him but it is about someone getting sloted at number three” said Morgan.