The 2nd ODI between India vs England will be played at Cardiff on August 27, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. India time.
No one would want summer cricket on England soil to be drenched in rain. But it happened when the opening match of the ODI series against India was on at Bristol.
The match had to be called off without even a single ball of cricketing action.
The saga is just a repetition of the previous years, with the first match being abandoned for the same at Headingly and Cardiff in the past couple of years.
The squads for todays match will be posted here soon.
Catch up all the ction live on the below TV channels that will broadcast the 2nd ODI live in various countries.
- India – Star Sports, Doordarshan, DD National.
- Australia – FOX Sports
- UK (United Kingdom, England) – Sky Sports
- USA – ESPN3
- South Africa – Super Sports
- Pakistan – PTV Sports
- Sri lanka – Ten Sports
- Middle East – OSN Network
But apart from the disturbing weather, the rivals have much more to worry about within the squad.
While the humiliating defeat in the Test series has called for some serious rethink in the Indian squad, the England squad neither stands behind in condemnation when it come to the shorter versions.
With Dhoni adhering to his foresight of Duncan Fletcher remaining the boss until the World Cup, BCCI seems to have a different take on the matter.
With the recent appointment of Ravi Shastri igniting the hints, the governing body of Cricket in India has also laid out an apparent warning to the World Cup winning skipper.
“It’s the selection committee who will decide the coach and captain for the World Cup”, a BCCI official was quoted as saying.
Coming to the England squad, it‘s the skipper Alistair Cook himself continuing in the ODI squad that has faced some harsh criticism.
Former cricketers Geoffrey Boycott, Michael Vaughan, Graeme Swann all shared the similar opinion when it came to the matter of the traditional limited over style of gameplay adopted by the squad.
See the Ind vs Eng live scores here.
What annoys them more is the existence of Alistair Cook in the opening pair, denying chances for the hard hitting young ones suiting the ODI play.
Though many believe it may be time to make any further change in the current squad for the World Cup, the second one day match starting at Cardiff today would serve as an eye opener for selection panel for both the nations.