India will be hosting England for a three-match ODI series which will commence from March 23. All three games will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The first ball will be bowled at 1:30 PM IST. When the two cricketing giants clash against each other, it’s going to be a run-fest on the cricket field. The two teams collided in an ODI series in the year 2018, the England team came out victorious when they beat the visiting Indian team 2-1. Batsmen have played a crucial role in their respective team’s success, let’s have a look at the top three batting performances in the 50-over format in India vs England:
- Andrew Strauss 158 (World Cup 2011)
India won the toss and chose to bat in the group stage fixture against England. The hosts set a competitive target of 339 for England. It was the skipper Andrew Strauss who anchored the chase in this high octane game. The opener went on to score game-changing innings of 158 off 145 deliveries with 18 fours and one six which helped England to get close to the mammoth total. The game ended in a draw and it was captain Strauss who laid the foundation in a scintillating run chase.
- Yuvraj Singh 150 (England tour of India 2017)
India was asked to bat in the second ODI of the England tour of India. Yuvraj Singh came out to bat at number four. India lost three wickets even before the team’s score reached 50, it was the stylish southpaw who took matters in his hand and started toying with the English bowlers. Yuvraj played over the strike rate of 100 throughout the innings, he scored 150 off 127 balls with 21 fours and three maximums. This destructive inning of the all-rounder showcased the vintage Yuvraj.
- Sachin Tendulkar 120 (World Cup 2011)
India chose to bat against England in the group stage of World Cup 2011. Being the last WC of Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian fans and followers expected a masterclass from the little master. The Indian opener didn’t disappoint his fans and went on to score two centuries, the first one came against England. Tendulkar along with Virender Sehwag gave a flyer start with the bat to India. The master blaster went on to score 120 off 115 balls, his innings decorated with 10 fours and five sixes at an impressive strike rate of 104.35.