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India v England: Michael Vaughan tells Virat Kohli to make two changes for final ODI

Michael Vaughan has discussed the changes India and England could make for the final ODI (Picture: Getty)

Michael Vaughan believes India should recall Thangarasu Natarajan and Washington Sundar for the ODI series decider against England.

India won the first one-day international in Pune by 66 runs but England bounced back in the second match, chasing 336 with 39 balls to spare to level the three-match series.

England, who won the last 50-over World Cup, lost the recent Test series in India 3-1 and the subsequent T20 international series 3-2, but will be looking to end their tour on a high on Sunday.

Vaughan suspects England will field a similar team as they did in their win on Friday – with Mark Wood and Matt Parkinson the only players potentially coming in – but says India should recall left-arm bowler Natarajan and all-rounder Sundar.

He told Cricbuzz: ‘I guess it depends on how much the teams put on this one game and a series victory.

‘Are they that desperate for the team to win that they may risk Hardik Pandya bowling? We don’t know how bad his body is right now.

‘I’d bring in Natarajan, the left-armer. Washington Sundar for [Kuldeep] Yadav as well so you pack your batting and you can go a bit harder at the top.’

Washington Sundar could come back in for the hosts (Picture: Getty)

On England’s selection decisions, Vaughan added: ‘Mark Wood may get a mention if his body is fine. He may come in for Tom Curran.

‘I thought Reece Topley was very good. They would have wanted to give Parkinson a go but I don’t know if they’ll thrown him in for a game.

‘It depends how much importance they put on this one-off decider. If it’s about developing the team for two years time then I would throw him in.

‘Rashid is one of the players that England will find very difficult to replace. He’s an unbelievable performer so they need to find games for Parkinson or another leg-spinner just in case Rashid doesn’t make it to the next [50-over] World Cup.

‘I think he will but you don’t want to risk it so I would be tempted to give Parkinson a game over Rashid.’

England produced a brilliant batting performance to chase down 337 in the second ODI, with Jonny Bairstow scoring a superb century and Ben Stokes smashing 99 from 52 balls.

The World Cup holders hit 20 sixes as they knocked off the runs with six wickets remaining and stand-in skipper Jos Buttler wants to see more of the same in the series decider.

Buttler, who is captaining England in the absence of the injured Eoin Morgan, said: ‘It’s great to be in another “final”, they are great games to be involved in.

England chased down 337 to win the second ODI

England chased down 337 to win the second ODI (Picture: Getty)

‘India are a fantastic side, they have a style they play and they have had a lot of success in doing that but we tend to focus on ourselves as much as we can.

‘We want to play in a certain fashion, we want to push the boundaries of what we are capable of as a side and live true to that. The way I see the cricket is very closely aligned to Eoin.

‘Myself and Eoin have a very similar view on the game and that runs throughout the team as well.

‘It’s not just us as captain and vice-captain, it’s a lot of senior players, and anyone who really plays in the side, which is a big plus for English cricket.’

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