England, meanwhile, can ride the wave and have their bowlers test and raise their game further against one of the finest top-orders in the game now.
Roy suffered a laceration on the little finger of his right hand while fielding during England's victory on the second ODI at Lord's and will have a fitness test at Headingley on Tuesday morning to ascertain whether he is fit to play.
However, this time he has backed his country to win the series beating India in the third ODI. After a thumping loss in the series opener at Trent Bridge, England bounced back with an improbably handsome win at Lord's on Saturday, which leaves them inseparable at 10/11 each in the pre-match stakes for the final.
Batting at No 6, Dhoni arrived at the fall of Kohli's wicket for 45 with India needing 183 off 23 overs, an asking rate of just under eight per over. The average score would be somewhere around 300 as three out of four times the team batting first posted around and over that mark and only once the innings ended around 250. "It's just whether or not we can come out on top but I think we have got to treat it that way [as a knockout game] for things to come". A stadium in England full with Indian supporters made Virat Kohli emotional and pushed him to share the video.
'I came up with people like Roy, Hales and Bairstow when they were changing the way the one-day game was being played and if I'd been in there at the start you never know I could have been the one scoring runs and still in the team now, ' Vince said then. So it wasn't like there were 2-3 specialist batsmen remaining.
The three-match series, has thus, been a medium for England - the biggest contenders to break their 50-over World Cup trophy duck in 2019 - to size up a side that might be their biggest adversary. Eoin Morgan wouldn't want to tinker with the winning combination and that is the right approach as well. However, the return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar from injury will solve Virat Kohli's woes. It is more of a precautionary break for Bhuvi as per the team management. It's a series decider here, which will be like a World Cup match - it's a must-win. "Kuldeep (Yadav) might bowl really well again, (Umesh) Yadav might bowl well", he added.