Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the champions trophy and won't be featuring in this game. Either Steven Finn or Jake Ball might play in place of Woakes.
Australia and Bangladesh likely to make changes to their playing 11. There could be a toss up between Chris Lynn and Aaron Finch for the opening slot. Also, Zampa might get a game. Rain is also expected at the Oval today.
There is absolutely no certainty over the starting XI of the Indian team. India might play all 4 leading seamers or might settle for 2 spinners with a seam bowling all-rounder.
Mohammad Shahzad will not be a part of the series. Shafiqullah is likely to keep for Afghanistan. For the Windies, Pollard, Narine and Simmons will be in the playing 11.
Angelo Mathews is in doubt for this opening clash against South Africa. We expect the Proteas to beat the Lankans and we believe that it would be better to pick 7 players from SA camp and 4 from SL.
We expect the conditions to be a little bowler friendly at Edgbaston. Also, there is a threat of rain for this clash in Birmingham.
For the opening game of CT, we would advise you to pick more of England players as compared to Bangladesh. We expect England batsmen and bowlers to give maximum fantasy points.
It's a dead runner at Lord's and we expect both teams to make changes to their squad. England have already announced that they will be resting M Ali, Woakes and Stokes. The Proteas too might experiment with their bowling.
Ben Stokes has been passed fit to play the second ODI. That said, don't be surprised if he gets rested keeping the Champs trophy in mind. Also, we expect South Africa to make a few changes to their squad as ABD mentioned before the series.
Jos Butler and Ben Stokes return to the England team for this series against the Proteas. We expect good batting conditions in Leeds, but there is likely to be early assistance for the seamers.
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