India vs Pakistan bilateral series now moves on to the ODI version as we would witness three ODIs to be played across the metropolitan cities of India viz. Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi. The T20 series was more than exciting as both the matches were nail biters. We can expect similar sort of cricket in the ODI series also. Oh how we wish we could also have had test series between India and Pakistan. Nevermind atleast we had a bilateral series of limited overs after a long time!
MA Chidambaram stadium in Chepauk, Chennai will host the first ODI. We can look forward to housefull stands and an attendance of over 45,000 people to witness this match live! Following couple of exciting T20 matches, interest in the ODI series will grow more.
India will enjoy the services of Sehwag and Mishra. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is already in and he looks to be a good prospect in ODI cricket. His good line and length can provide couple of early breakthroughs to India. Sehwag has been out of form and this home series serves him another opportunity to prove his worth and regain his form. Amit Mishra can come in handly with his flighted leg spin deliveries.
Pakistan also has made certain changes to the T20 squad. The likes of Misbah-Ul-Haq would join the team and add up more experience to the side. Pakistan did well in the T20 series and they would like to continue the momentum in the ODI series also.
India has a tight schedule after this ODI series as they play England for an ODI series and then a test series against Australia at home. So lot of cricket to follow. Stay tuned with ESPN Star live streaming.