One Day International (ODI) teams - India (2nd) and England (1st) - will clash with each other for a three-match ODI series to become the ICC ODI table toppers. England will play the first ODI against Virat Kohli-led Indian team at the same ground.
India are on a high after an impressive Twenty20 series win.
But for that, they will have to blank their opponents 3-0.
The series may also enable Indian team management to mix and match the various combinations, keeping World Cup in mind. England's last bilateral series' defeat came in India in January 2017, with only a freak one-off loss to Scotland in the interim.
Farbrace insisted Root still has a role as England build towards two Twenty20 World Cups in two years in 2020 and 2021 and he will definitely return to the middle order for Thursday's first one-day global at Trent Bridge.
He added that India can use the series as a learning curve ahead of the World Cup and that the series will tell them much about how they are placed in their bid to be crowned world champions for a third time.
With cricket's blue riband tournament scheduled to be held in United Kingdom next year, the ODI series will give Virat Kohli an ideal opportunity to get a drift about the conditions that his men are expected to encounter at exactly same time next year.
England batsman Alex Hales will miss the first one-day worldwide against India on Thursday because of a side injury sustained when batting in net practice, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.
He has played 65 ODI games and scored 2302 runs at a decent average of 38.36 with the best knock of 171 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
England batsman Alex Hales will miss the first one-day worldwide against India on Thursday because of a side injury.
Time: The match will begin at 05:00 PM (IST).
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