Jos Buttler says pioneer Eoin Morgan has England's respect

In yesterday s match when India had their historic win against English while chasing an enormous target of 351 runs, MS Dhoni almost forgot that he is not the Indian captain anymore.Such was his dominance that even Virat Kohli could manage only eight runs off the 12 Rashid deliveries he faced.India captain Virat Kohli: "This one is going to take a while to sink in, conceding 350 runs and being 63-4".Just as Alastair Cook had watched the Tests slip away from his grasp, one-day captain Eoin Morgan could do little to stop a certain victory turn to an inglorious defeat.

Jake Ball is hoping for a better return on England's plans as they prepare for the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cuttack on Thursday. We saw a lot of him in the Tests and he started the ODI series really well.

For the time being, though, he is more than happy to concentrate on his role with bat in hand and supporting Morgan from behind the stumps. He's the best player in their team.

There's no place like India to play cricket. "I am sure Hardik and Kedar can learn a lot from them, batting along with them". In other words, Kohli doesn't want to put pressure in the middle order, as he is ready to take care of the opening one.

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This turned out to be fourth highest successful run chases of all time. So hopefully, from my point of view, there are more English guys involved in experiencing playing in these conditions, in front of these crowds, under the pressure of being overseas players. I understand that it is a tricky sort of situation - the IPL is a great experience but playing for England is obviously a fantastic opportunity and a privilege as well. In Kohli's first outing after being appointed skipper of limited overs sides, the hosts were set an imposing target of 351 in 50 overs, but that only brought the best out of him as he struck his 27th century and along with Kedar Jadhav powered India to an incredible win.

"It looks a pretty good wicket at the minute, maybe under the lights there will be a bit of dew as well". We love the competition in team. Give us one more reason to cheer by winning the 2nd ODI. "We are not at all anxious about short balls", he said.

Pacers Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Pandya have done a decent job while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was also amongst the wicket-takers in the first game. We like the short ball, we like to get runs off short bowling. Credit to India for taking Jos (Buttler)'s wicket. "As a wicket-keeper, your role is to always offer advice to the captain and try and come up with plans and solution", said Buttler. I watched him in the IPL.

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