Fans can watch the India vs. England cricket match live online and see if the Indian squad can continue the momentum of its last win or whether the loss of its best performer of late will sink their hopes.
The teams are set to meet Saturday at 9:30 a.m. GMT (1:30 p.m. IST).
After being washed out of the first planned ODI, the teams met with India taking the victory in the second contest. After a disastrous Test series in which England dominated play, the win could go a long way to putting India back on track.
But the win came at a cost. India opener Rohit Sharma suffered a finger injury, one that will keep him out of the next three One-Day International matches against England and the one-off Twenty20 game against England.
“Rohit Sharma has sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right hand, and has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI and T20 International series against England, as a result,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.
Fans who watch the India vs. England cricket match live online will see Murali Vijay fill in for Sharma, but he has some big shoes to fill. Sharma scored 53 of India’s 133-win in the second ODI at Cardiff on Wednesday. But Vijay is quite capable as well, and was India’s highest scorer in the Test series with 402 runs at an average of over 40-plus, including a century in the first test.
For both squads, the series is seen as a tune up for the World Cup, which is now less than six months away. But Joe Root said England must not look past its current opponent.
“The World Cup is something we’re planning towards but we can’t look too far ahead of India, they’re a very good side in one-day cricket and we know we’ll have to play well to beat them,” he said.
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Fans who want to watch the India vs. England cricket match live online can click here for streaming video of the second ODI.