India vs England, 2nd ODI: Rishabh Pant replaces Shreyas Iyer

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India vs England, 2nd ODI: Rishabh Pant replaces Shreyas Iyer
India vs England, 2nd ODI: Rishabh Pant replaces Shreyas Iyer

26 Mar 2021: India vs England, 2nd ODI: Rishabh Pant replaces Shreyas Iyer

India have included wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant in the playing XI for the 2nd ODI against England.

The left-handed batsman replaces Shreyas Iyer, who was ruled out of the series due to shoulder injury.

Meanwhile, England are without the services of regular skipper Eoin Morgan after he sustained a web splitting.

Jos Buttler is the stand-in captain for England.

Here are the further details.

Fact: A look at India's playing XI

India's playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

Fact: Here is England's playing XI

England's playing XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler(wk/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Livingstone: Liam Livingstone makes his ODI debut

Right-handed batsman Liam Livingstone makes his ODI debut for England.

He was roped in the XI in place of injured Sam Billings.

The 27-year-old has already represented England in two T20Is in 2017.

Livingstone was in terrific form in the Big Bash League 2020/21, playing for Perth Scorchers.

It remains to be seen how he fares in his debut ODI.

Changes: A look at the other changes

The number one T20I batsman Dawid Malan has come into the XI in place of skipper Morgan.

He was with England's ODI touring party as a cover player.

Meanwhile, fast bowler Reece Topley, who came in for Mark Wood, would be the player to watch for, owing to his tall structure.

For India, the in-form Pant is back in the ODI format.