India in England 2011
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While India may have pushed the Australian team closer than England in their opening Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series, neither team looks likely to challenge the hosts as winners of this tournament, or looks likely to make a serious challenge for the ICCs World Cup, which begins on the 14th February.
The reigning World Cup holders India, who won the last edition of the tournament in their own country, face co-hosts of the 2015 tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday in the Carlton Mid ODI Tri Series.
The seven match ODI series between the hosts Sri Lanka and tourists England, was designed to be an important part of both team’s preparations ahead of the World Cup, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand starting in February.
From a shambolic Test series, India have risen to the challenge of the ODI series against England, and on Tuesday inflicted a third and most comprehensive defeat yet on their hosts.