India tour of England: England Vs India 2nd ODI Live Scoes at Cardiff, Aug 27, 2014.
Teams: England Vs India
Venue: Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Time: Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)
(last five matches, most recent first)
England have their own issues. Their squad for the ODI series was more conservative than many expected, influenced perhaps by the 3-1 Test series victory against India which removed their appetite for change. They seem determination to plan for the challenge ahead in Australia and New Zealand with the same captain, Alastair Cook, not known for rapid scoring at the top of the order, and a phalanx of fast bowlers to utilise the two white balls.
1.Cardiff has been well favoured since its elevation to an international venue, staging an Ashes Test, due to hold another in 2015, and selected as a joint host of last summer's Champions Trophy.
2.India won the Champions Trophy in England last summer, but even allowing for that their record outside Asia and the West Indies is unimpressive with eight wins and 13 defeats since the last World Cup.
3.The distance between Bristol and Cardiff is only 44 miles over the Severn Bridge (24 miles as the crow flies), which has led some to question the need for Bristol to have become England's tenth international ground.
4.When the teams met on this ground in 2011, Virat Kohli hit a century but his thunder was stolen by Jonny Bairstow's debut innings of 41 off 21 balls which secured England a D/L victory