While India will be pleased with their performance in the first ODI, there’ll be few concerns about the fitness of Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma. Iyer was in extreme pain after he made a diving effort to save a boundary. He was taken off the ground and didn’t return to the field. As per the BCCI, Iyer has partially dislocated his shoulder and was taken for the scans. It has put his participation in the ongoing series and the upcoming IPL into jeopardy.
Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, injured his elbow while batting. A rising delivery from Mork Wood hit Rohit Sharma, leaving him in a lot of pain. He, however, has been cleared of any serious inquiry. Not only the Indians, but there will be few injury concerns for England as well. Morgan split a webbing between his right thumb and index finger and took four stitches while Sam Billings pulled his collar bone muscle while fielding. Both, however, did come out to bat for England.
If Shreyas Iyer misses out in the second ODI, we could see Suryakumar Yadav making his ODI debut. India could also bring in Rishabh Pant and ask KL Rahul to bat at 4. Shubman Gill is an unlikely option. He, however, can get a game if Rohit Sharma misses out.
India were too hot to handle for England in the first ODI and defeated the visitors by 66 runs. For India, Shikhar Dhawan made a remarkable 98 while Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya stroked half-centuries to take India to a solid 317. England in response got off to a blistering start, adding 134 runs for the first wicket, but a middle order collapse saw them crumble to 251, losing the match by 66 runs.