"I think so (on ODI cricket being scrapped). In England, you have full houses. In India, Pakistan especially, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa, one-day cricket you are not going to fill the stadiums."
Chasing a mammoth 312 for victory is always an uphill task and India were in a sport of bother when they required 100 from the last 10 overs with Axar and Deepak Hooda at the crease and just five wickets remaining...
The Pakistan-born batsman hit four sixes and eight fours off 127 deliveries and his 201-run fifth-wicket partnership with captain Regis Chakabva turned the tide after Bangladesh posted 290-9 in Harare.
Set a target of 314 to win, Sri Lanka got home with two balls and four wickets in hand as Charith Asalanka starred with an unbeaten 83 off 72 balls with five fours and four sixes.
The 16-man squad will assemble in Rawalpindi on June 1 for a training camp although English County Championship players Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab will join later.
Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow were included in a 24-man England training squad named on Thursday for the three-match one-day international series at home to Ireland.
Chasing 201, Pakistan got off to a decent start as the openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam shared a half-century partnership for first wicket.
Deepak Chahar produced a scintillating all-round performance as India defatted Sri Lanka by three wickets in second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Tuesday.
Riding on a stupendous batting performance by stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan and debutant Ishan Kishan, india defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their first one-day international match on Sunday.
Stand-in captain Ben Stokes has urged England’s new one-day squad to “enjoy” their unexpected chance against Pakistan and play with “a smile on our face”. England’s original plans for a three-match one-day international series