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When asked about previous game's defeat, Stokes said, "We were disappointed with how things ended up in last game, we know we are much better team than that. We've been good at putting previous games to bed quickly and all our concentration will be on do or die game." ECB asked about his batting in ODIs and especially at 3, given that the talk about him batting at 6 in T20s is too low to him. Stokes firmly replied by saying its crazy to think it was first game since the ICC WC final and people will discourse regardless, he try will do what he's been asked to do.
Stokes subtly deluded to answer when he was questioned about him batting too low in T20s. He added,"In absence of Joe(Root) my focus is on ODIs now".
Time for your ODI debut @liaml4893! ????
Congratulations Livi! ????
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 25, 2021
Liam Livingstone debuted in the Second ODI match replacing Sam Billings. It is his first International game since 2017, Ben was asked how he is looking at his ODI debut, "Livy is been great in training sessions, he is a very dangerous and fearless cricketer who does not let ocassion go top over him. He has got type of attitude that we want involved in our setup going forward." England earlier won the toss and elected to bowl first while Jos Buttler leads the side in absence of Eoin Morgan. England made three changes as Malan, Topley returned to the side while Livingstone made his ODI debut. India has to go with one forced change as Rishabh Pant replaces the bruised Shreyas Iyer.