India have won the previous 2 matches against the Englishmen comprehensively.The visitors were not able to even challenge the indians after the 9run victory at Rajkot.The english were crushed in Kochi and Ranchi.The Indians are now leading the 5 match series 2-1.
But the strong captain cook has confidence that england will bounce back and level the series at the mohali odi to be held on wednesday.This will be the last chance for the visitors to prove their potential to the Indians,if they lose this game it will be all over.The picture of Dhoni's men lifting the cup will be published.If the englishmen forget about the past and come back hard at the hosts and level the series,it will make the series more interesting making the last game a joy to watch.


James tredwell one of the few who impresssed in the series
Besides the first ODI the englishmen had no significant individual scores to boast of.Everybody contributed in the 1st ODI especially cook and bell.In the 2nd it was a complete disaster,but they can still make excuses that the ball kept low and the pitch was dry and like that,but in the 3rd ODI the batting was a complete disaster usually solid Cook also losing his patience and trying rash strokes,in-form bell dissapointing.The englishmen had to play out the intial overs when the ball will nip around and counter attack in the last overs keeping wickets in hand.But they should not be too defensive and getting into the shell and going nowhere,they just have to play normal cricket,be positive and play every ball according to its merit and build a partnership which was lacking completely in Kochi and Ranchi.The bowling of the indians are also deserving applause,the new and inexperienced bowling attack has delivered consistently especially bhuvaneshwar kumar who has bowled brilliantly throughout his short career and he has a long career ahead of him.Another important gesture was the exceling of Ravindra Jadeja in both batting and bowling. he troubled the batsmen in Kochi and Ranchi taking 2 and 3 wickets respectively and a magnificient economy rate.His innings of 61 not out formed a good score for the Indians in the kochi ODI.
                                                                          The bowling of the english has also been fragile.The bowling had no such venom which it had displayed in the test matches.The new ball bowling was scratchy and the death bowling was terrible.The kochi ODI exposed the death bowling of the english.James tredwell was the only english bowler who bowled exceptionally throughout the series,no matter what type of pitch he bowled stump to stump and did not try anything fancy and he has delivered.So the Englishmen have take whatever positives from the matches and come back hard at the Indians and possibly level the series,the winner will be one who performs well in all the areas batting,bowling and fielding.The english will have to exactly that to win this series from here on.

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