Paul Farbrace: Joe Root has to learn a lot from Eoin Morgan

Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century as India clinched the three-match T20 series against England

Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century as India clinched the three-match T20 series against England

The series is also a fight for the top spot in ODI rankings as a 3-0 win for India will provide them top rank in ODI team rankings, which is now held by England.

Kuldeep, who did not concede a boundary in his maximum 10 overs, struck again with his final delivery when David Willey holed out to KL Rahul. However, Farbrace - who has been standing in for the head coach, Trevor Bayliss, during the T20I series - said that Root remained a shoo-in to play in the first ODI against India at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

While the football heroes went down in a blaze of glory in Russian Federation, fighting till the final whistle against Croatia, it was abject surrender by their cricketers at their bastion, Trent Bridge, in the opening One-day global.

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Nepal gained ODI status at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe earlier this year while the Netherlands regained it earlier by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship. It became 105 for four as Chahal got into the mix of things with Eoin Morgan caught at cover.

Five Tests follow the ODI series and with India's five-day squad still to be finalised, Kohli admitted Yadav and fellow wrist-spinner Chahal have given the selectors food for thought.

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England's rapid rise since the ruins of the 2015 World Cup has been built on the strength of their batting and expect the conditions in Nottingham to provide yet another run-fest. The destructive batting line-up managed to score just 268 runs against strong Indian team. The right-hander hasn't scored any fifties in the last seven matches for the England side.

In stark contrast to India's inspired bowling effort, the England players bowled like profligate billionaires, allowing India an easy start to their innings.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar - who is nursing a back problem - is not a certain starter for this game which will leave Umesh Yadav with the job of leading the pace attack.

Kuldeep took control in a devastating spell, claiming 3-7 from two overs with Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root all falling.

"He is our best player - a fantastic player in all forms of the game". And it could run and run unless England's batsmen can find some way of reading the words Kuldeep Yadav is writing for them.

Not only that, Dhoni will also become only the second wicketkeeper-batsman to score 10000 runs. Their last bilateral series defeat came in India in January 2017, with only a freak one-off loss to Scotland in the interim. The stage is set for a mouth-watering opener.

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