The iconic Lord’s is all set to host the 2nd ODI of the series between India and England. Kohli’s men would be looking to grab the series today only by winning at the Mecca of Cricket. On the other hand, It’s yet another do or die encounter for the hosts.
Do you know that India have won their last 9 bilateral series on the trot and are on the verge of winning the 10th one? Well, it looks certain that India will win this series as well. Lets take a look at all those 9 series:
India in Zimbabwe ODI series in 2016
The visitors won the series 3-0 and didn’t let the African side to comeback. It was a young team with Dhoni as the skipper of the side. Some new faces played their part well and India registered a comfortable series victory.
New Zealand in India ODI series in 2016
The Blackcaps gave a tough competition to Indians in India but in the end it was not enough for them to take the trophy. India won that series 3-2. The experienced Amit Mishra was the star of the series as he was awarded Man of the Series.
England in India ODI series in 2016/17
Kedar Jadhav was the hero of the series as India won the 3-match ODI series 2-1. England played their heart-out but in the end beating India in India need lot of efforts.
India in West Indies ODI series in 2017
After a successful Champions Trophy, India went with the same team to West Indies for a 5-match ODI series and one-off T20. The visitors won the series 3-1 while one game was abandoned due to rain. Rahane was the Player of the Series for his special performances throughout the series.
India in Sri Lanka ODI series in 2017
It was a whitewash by the Indians against Sri Lanka. They won it comfortably 5-0 and even won the Test series 3-0 and one-off T20. So, SL didn’t get any chance to win for the full month & a half. Bumrah was appointed as the Player of the Series in ODIs for his 15 wickets.
Australia in India ODI series in 2017/18
India beat Australia 4-1 in the ODI series and Hardik Pandya was awarded Man of the Series. It was a satisfying series for the Indians as beating Australia is always special. Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav were brilliant throughout.
New Zealand in India ODI series in 2017/18
This was a tight series as it went down to the wire in the end. After both the sides winning 1 game each, the third battle was won by India by 6 runs. It was a high-scorer encounter which the hosts won in the end. Skipper Kohli was adjudged as the Player of the Series for his magical efforts with the bat.
Sri Lanka in India ODI series in 2017/18
Another series victory for India against Sri Lanka! This time in India! Kohli & Co. beat their neighbours 2-1 in the series. A slight competition was there this time but the Lankans were still behind when it comes to accuracy and temperament. Dhawan was the Player of the Series here.
India in South Africa ODI series 2017/18
This was probably one of the biggest ODI series victory of all time! India won this 6-match series with so ease that nobody would have thought that this could happen. It was 5-1 in the end and Kohli was the Man of the Series.