Home comforts to see England through

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Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan

England and India play out an ODI series decider at Headingley on Tuesday and recent results in Leeds suggest the hosts should come out on top.

The Three Lions have lost only one of the ten one-day internationals played at the ground in the last decade, although three of those games were abandoned due to bad weather.

England to win @ 5/6

The only team to defeat England in an ODI at Headingley since 2007 are Sri Lanka, who won by 69 runs in July 2011, since when the home side have won all four completed matches against India, Australia, Pakistan and South Africa.

That recent record should give them the boost they need to come out on top in a crunch decider, which should serve well as a potential warm-up for World Cup knockout games in England next summer.

Top home team batsman – Eoin Morgan @ 5/1

England captain Eoin Morgan made his first half-century in eight international innings as the home side won Saturday’s second ODI to level the series at 1-1 and the left-hander has enjoyed himself at Headingley in recent innings.

Three years ago against Australia, Morgan made 92, while last summer he notched 107 as South Africa were seen off by 72 runs, so he has plenty of recent good memories to draw on.

Top home team bowler – Moeen Ali – 15/4

Off-spinner Moeen Ali was the man who put the brakes on India in the second ODI at Lord’s on Sunday and he has taken two wickets in each of his last four one-day international appearances at Headingley.

He will need help from the likes of Liam Plunkett and David Willey to get through the Indian top-order, but the tourists’ middle-order has already shown that it can be brittle against the spin of both Moeen and team-mate Adil Rashid.

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