Preview: Fresh from their Twenty20 International (T20I) series win, an upbeat India will be eyeing to continue with the momentum when they take on England in the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
Kuldeep claimed six for 25 from 10 overs - including 38 dot balls - as England were outclassed and dismissed for 268 having lost the toss and put into bat. He couldn't cope with wrist spin in both T20Is at Manchester and Cardiff.
Kohli, after the match, said that Kuldeep's spell was the best he has seen in an ODI for a while and hailed the left-arm chinaman as a matchwinner for his team.
Although England has the home advantage in the series, India is high on confidence due to their victory in T20I series. In reply, men in blue chased the target easily as Rohit tied the ball with boundary and lashed out 15 fours and 4 sixes. With ICC Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in United Kingdom in 2019, the three-match ODI series will give Virat Kohli and Company an ideal opportunity to know the English conditions that Indian cricket team are expected to encounter at during their World Cup stint at exactly same time next year.
Moeen Ali (24) and Adil Rashid (22) added a few quick runs ro help England cross the 250-run mark before they were all out in the final over with a delivery left.
Virat Kohli and Kuldeep Yadav celebrate an England wicket in the 1st ODI. England have been one of the finest 50 over sides in recent times and India will have their task cut against a batting line-up comprising Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan with Ben Stokes as all-rounder makes the English side a formidable team.
England have lost just four of their 21 ODIs in the past year and have won 46 and lost 19 since the 2015 World Cup. Some played with the turn and some tried against the turn - both with dismal outcomes.
Roy (38), attempting an ambitious reverse sweep, gave a dolly catch to Umesh Yadav.
It saw England slip to 82 for three and Morgan (19) walked after bringing up England's 100, giving his wicket away after being caught at midwicket by Suresh Raina off Yuzvendra Chahal.
Eoin Morgan's men brushed aside Australia with relative ease in their five one-day worldwide matches and solitary T20 contest.
Root's role in T20 cricket has come under inadvertent scrutiny in recent months, partly as a effect of his huge importance to England's fortunes in the longer formats.
Stokes and Buttler staunched the flow of wickets, with Buttler first to his fifty, off 45 balls.