England take on India in the third One Day International (ODI) in Ranchi, on what is expected to be a batsman-friendly wicket. The five match series between the sides is level 1-1, after the hosts' crushing win on 15 January.

Where to Watch Live

The match is scheduled to start at 6.30am GMT, with Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Alastair Cook


MS Dhoni's side bounced back from a narrow nine-run defeat in the first game to post a massive 127-run win in the second, putting the pressure back on the visitors. England have now lost 16 of the last 20 ODIs in India. The hosts will be keen to keep the momentum going and will hope the first international match in their skipper's hometown will prove lucky for them.

England were outplayed in all departments in the second ODI at Kochi, which Kevin Pietersen described as the best atmosphere he had ever played in. Meanwhile, Steven Finn feels it is crucial his team stop Dhoni from scoring runs at the death.

Dhoni (72) teamed up with Ravindra Jadeja (61 not out) to pile on 96 runs from the last 10 overs to raise India's total to 285. That acceleration took England out of the equation as they had to look for big hits every over and were eventually bowled out for 158.

MS Dhoni

"He's [Dhoni] probably the best player in the world at the end of an innings. We have to find a way to stop him scoring or get him out before that. We'll come up with something in the next few days, I'm sure. We'll reassess and look at ways to move forward. They outskilled us at the end of our bowling innings and that's something we have to address. But we'll work hard, come up with different plans and nail them in the next game," the fast bowler told Sky Sports.

Team News

India: An in-from Cheteshwar Pujara could be picked in place of either Gautam Gambhir or Ajinkya Rahane but there is a pretty good chance of Dhoni sticking to the same side that produced the big win in the last match.

Probable Line-up: Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed

England: Chris Woakes was expensive in the last game, while Jade Dernbach was taken to the cleaners in both matches. One of the two pacers could make way for Stuart Meaker, whose last ODI appearance was at Kolkata in October, 2011. Jos Buttler could get a look in as well but Joe Root seems to have done enough in the last outing to keep his place in the squad.

Probable Line-up: Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter, Samit Patel, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Stuart Meaker