Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Picture Supply: Getty Photos)

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that England have an opportunity to attain 400-plus runs in opposition to India. The Three Lions are set to host India in a three-match ODI sequence beginning July 12. England created a world report by smashing 498 runs in opposition to the Netherlands of their latest ODI sequence final month and have received eight out of their final 9 ODI matches with the remaining one being a no end result.

England’s batting lineup is wanting extra robust with the return of massive names like Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and Ben Stokes. Therefore, Vaughan feels that breaching the 400-run mark is a chance for the hosts. He has additionally backed younger pacer Brydon Carse to do properly in opposition to the Males in Blue.

“Livingstone shall be there someplace as properly. You’re by no means fairly certain what the line-up shall be, however they (Root, Bairstow & Stokes) will all play. Simply be careful for Brydon Carse, the quick bowler from Durham. He bowls rapidly. He has an angle much like Gleeson so he’ll play a recreation or two,” Michael Vaughan mentioned on Cricbuzz.

“England shall be robust, the wicket shall be flat. England scored 498 in opposition to the Netherlands, which received’t be potential in opposition to India, nevertheless it wouldn’t shock me to see 400 being scored.”

In the meantime, India managed to win the T20I sequence by 2-1 however England received the final match to regain some momentum. England’s final ODI defeat got here in opposition to India in March 2021 however their present kind positively makes them favourites to win this dwelling sequence.

Michael Vaughan bats for Jos Buttler’s promotion in batting order

Vaughan additionally shared his ideas on the host’s beginning eleven for the primary match at The Oval in London. He believes that returning Joe Root, who final performed an ODI in July 2021, shall be enjoying on the quantity three place. Stokes performed on the quantity three place and new white-ball captain Jos Buttler in 5 in opposition to India final 12 months.

However Vaughan believes that Buttler ought to promote himself to the quantity 4 place, which is vacant after Eoin Morgan’s retirement final month. Buttler scored 86* and 162* in opposition to the Netherlands in his final two innings however had poor outings in opposition to India in T20Is final week.

“Roy and Bairstow will open in 50-over cricket with the glue Joe Root at No. 3. Then it’s all about choosing out the hat and what combos they’ve, could possibly be Ben Stokes, could possibly be Livingstone, Moeen Ali, or Harry Brook. Jos Buttler would possibly bat at No. 4 in 50-over cricket,” Vaughan added.

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