In the first ODI between India and England captain Virat made an unexpected decision by handing Prasidh Krishna his ODI debut, playing him ahead of T Natarajan and Mohammed Siraj.
India posted 317 runs in the first innings thanks to half-centuries by Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and the debutant Krunal Pandya. Prasidh Krishna opened the bowling along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and faced the wrath of the English openers. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy put together 135 runs for the first wicket. Every bowler except Bhuvneshwar Kumar was getting smacked all over the park.
Prasidh Krishna showed immense character to come back and take 3 very crucial wickets at important intervals. Krishna ended the match with the figures of 4/52 in his 8 overs. Krishna became the first Indian bowler to take more than 3 wickets on his ODI debut.
Prasidh Krishna looks to have earned a place in the playing 11 for the remaining two ODIs after a shaky start. The Karnataka pacer has continued the recent trend of Indians shining on debut. The circuit of A-List cricket and IPL has had a lot of impact on domestic players being able to fire on all cylinders right from the beginning. That certainly didn't happen a decade back.
Surya Kumar Yadav might be handed his ODI debut in the 2nd ODI with question marks over Shreyas Iyer's fitness after he left the field after injuring his shoulder while fielding. Surya Kumar impressed in his first 2 T20I innings which earned him a call up to the One Day squad. Rohit Sharma is another player who could miss the next match after taking a hit to the elbow of Mark Wood's 145 kmph ball. Shubhman Gill could be the one to replace Rohit for the upcoming matches.