India had won the first ODI of the series against England, at Trent Bridge, comfortably. Kuldeep Yadav routed England with 6 for 25, and Rohit Sharma set up the chase with a rollicking hundred. Then, with the series at stake, Joe Root‘s hundred at Lord’s helped England level the series, once again by a substantial margin. The decider at Headingley is bound to produce some quality limited-overs cricket: here is a preview.

India England ODI 2018 Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav ran through England in the first ODI, at Trent Bridge… Getty Images

India England 2018 ODI Joe Root
… but Joe Root made sure England came back in emphatic fashion at Lord’s Getty Images

Headingley India England 2018 ODI
With all to play for, the teams now move to Headingley for the decider Getty Images

Jason Roy Jonny Bairstow India England 3rd ODI 2018
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have got England off to solid starts in both matches Getty Images

David Willey India England 3rd ODI 2018
England bat really deep, as David Willey demonstrated the other day; they are also returning to their best Getty Images

Moeen Ali Adil Rashid India England 3rd ODI 2018
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid competed with their Indian counterparts at Lord’s Getty Images

Ben Stokes bowling India England ODI 2018 3rd
With Ben Stokes back to bowling, England’s attack looks solid, if a tad defensive Getty Images

England likely XI India 3rd ODI 2018
England likely XI for 3rd ODI Getty Images
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

India England 3rd ODI 2018 Rohit Sharma Shikhar Dhawan KL Rahul Virat Kohli
Barring the occasional failure, Indian top four have been in superb form Getty Images

MS Dhoni India England 2018 3rd ODI
However, the rest of the batting line-up has not done anything spectacular on the tour; MS Dhoni definitely didn’t look at his best at Lord’s Getty Images

Kuldeep Yadav Yuzvendra Chahal India England 3rd ODI 2018
Yuzvendra Chahal was the most economic of the Indian bowlers Lord’s; India will look to Chahal and Kuldeep yet again Getty Images

Umesh Yadav India England 3rd ODI 2018
Umesh Yadav has shouldered the burden of the Indian pace attack in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Getty Images

Shardul Thakur India England 3rd ODI 2018
However, Siddarth Kaul has not been impressive, and will probably be replaced by Shardul Thakur provided Bhuvi is not fit, that is Getty Images

India England likely XI 3rd ODI 2018
India likely XI for 3rd ODI Getty Images
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan India England 3rd ODI 2018
Prediction: England, with more balanced batting and bowling line-ups, looks more formidable than India. However, the battle is going to be an intense one Getty Images

India will not be able to displace England from the top spot in ICC ODI rankings, but a win here will give them five consecutive ODI series wins something they have never done before.