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India win toss, opt to bat first against England

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will be batting first in their second match of the ongoing against England after they won the toss at The Oval here on Sunday.

got off to a brilliant start in this edition of the tournament as they secured a 6-wicket victory over on June 5. India's opening batsman displayed a scintillating performance against the Proteas as he played an unbeaten knock of 122 runs and helped his side chase a modest target of 228 runs.

Virat Kohli-led entered in the tournament with a favourite tag on their shoulder and justified their tag in the first match. Apart from the skipper, the squad also includes Shikhar Dhawan, 2011 World Cup-winning MS Dhoni, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya, who is emerging as the best all-rounder.

India's attack will be spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah and will get support from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But it was the spin attack that shined during the first match as Yuzvendra Chahal sent four of the Proteas batsmen back to the pavilion to give India an upper hand over

Moreover, Kohli is the number one ODI batsman in the ICC Men's ODI rankings while Bumrah atop the list.

However, are also on their astounding form as they have won both of their first two matches. After registering an easy win over by seven-wickets during their opening match, won a thriller against by 15 runs.

Despite reduced the Australian side to 38/4, the latter managed to rack up a total of 288 runs, which proved enough for them as they restricted on 273 runs to win the match. Therefore, it shows that the defending champions have the ability to make a comeback from anywhere and stun the opposition.

Hence, it will be interesting to see who will witness their first defeat in 2019.

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 14:41 IST
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