England ODI series will be crucial for India’s World Cup preparation: Rohit

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Indian cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels the One-Day International (ODI) series against England will be very important for Team India as it will help to access team’s preparation for the World Cup 2019.

After a convincing victory in the recently concluded three-match T20I series, India are all set to take on England, the No 1 ODI side, in the 50-over format with the first of the three-match rubber slated to be held here on Thursday.

Talking to reporters on the eve of the first one-dayer, Rohit said: “With the World Cup in England exactly a year later, in terms of preparations, it will be good for us to see where we stand as a team. “What sort of combinations, targets can be available for us. What we need to do to move forward as a team. This tour brings another challenge for us.”

Rohit also said that India has performed well in England in limited-overs cricket and would once again play as per their strategies. “As a team, we have done well in English conditions. We have responded well to the challenges. This English team will put us under pressure,” he said.

“It will important for us, to play to stick to our strengths and strategies. Then we will be fine,” he added.

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Indian cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels the One-Day International (ODI) series against England will be very important for Team India as it will help to access team's preparation for the World Cup 2019. After a convincing victory in the…