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India vs England 3rd ODI Predictions & Tips - Kohli backed in another run-fest

  • India vs England predictions for Sunday’s 3rd ODI cricket match
  • The fixture will be played in Pune at 08:00 BST
  • Virat Kohli has scored 50+ runs in 5 of his last 6 ODI innings’
  • I am tipping Virat Kohli to score 50+ runs yet again
  • Predictions, stats, team news & preview
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Virat Kohli has scored 50+ runs in five of his last six ODI innings' (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 27 Mar 2021
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India vs England Predictions


This has been a batsman's series thus far with India and England going big with the bat. We are sticking with Virat Kohli to score 50+ runs as our best bet after doing so in five of his last six ODI matches.

  • India’s Virat Kohli has scored 80, 77, 73, 56 & 66 runs in 5 of his last 6 ODI matches.
  • India’s KL Rahul has scored 62 & 108 runs in his last 2 ODI matches
  • England’s Jonny Bairstow has scored 82, 84, 112, 96 & 124 runs in 5 of his last 7 ODI matches.
  • England’s Jonny Bairstow has top scored in England’s last 3 ODI matches.

Head to Head


England have won four of their last five ODI matches against India. That run of victories includes the 2nd ODI of this series which England won by six wickets in Pune.

India Form


India won the 1st ODI of the series but lost the second so go into the third and final match with the series on the line. It was yet another impressive batting display by the hosts in the 2nd ODI but their bowlers were woeful at times in Pune.

Batting first, India scored 336 runs as Virat Kohli scored his fifth 50+ score in six matches. It was however KL Rahul who top scored on 108 runs while Rishabh Pant smashed 77 off 40 balls.

The score looked more than competitive at the halfway point but England came out and batted superbly. Prasidh Krishna bowled well, taking 2-58 in 10 overs but the other bowlers all struggled as England won by six wickets.

India Injuries & Team News


India have struggled with the ball in this series so we could see some changes. Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj will both be patiently waiting for the chance to prove their worth.

On the batting front, India have looked strong. They would have liked to give others the chance but may resist given that this will be a series decider.

England Form


After a disappointing 1st ODI which England will feel they should have won, they bounced back to win the 2nd ODI in Pune by six wickets.

Reece Topley bowled well, taking 2-50 but India still managed to reach a total of 336 runs on a very flat pitch. England started well with the bat but the collapse in the 1st ODI would have been in the back of their minds.

Jason Roy scored 55 while Jonny Bairstow continued his magnificent form with a score of 124 runs. Together with Ben Stokes (99), Bairstow put on a 175-run partnership in just 19 overs.

The six wicket victory will give England plenty of confidence going into the series decider on Sunday in Pune.

England Injuries & Team News


England captain Eoin Morgan was ruled out of the ODI series shortly before the 2nd ODI. Dawid Malan came in for him and should continue in the role.

Liam Livingstone replaced Sam Billings and scored 27 not out. England are likely to go with the same side although they could recall fast bowler, Mark Wood.

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Verdict

Virat Kohli is backed to score 50+ runs after achieving that milestone in five of his last six ODI matches. He can be looked at in the India top scorer market as well.

Jonny Bairstow's form is too good to ignore. He has scored 100+ runs in two of his last three ODIs and is tipped to top score for England and in the match.

Best Bet: Kohli 50+ Runs To Score 50+ Runs in Match @100.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best India Batsman Tip: Virat Kohli Best India Batsman @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best England Batsman Tip: Jonny Bairstow Best England Batsman @260.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Top Match Batsman Tip: Jonny Bairstow Top Match Batsman @450.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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