India toured West Indies for a five-match ODI matches series, which will be followed by two unofficial test matches. Of the two matches, the first ODI was washed out and India won the second. This made the series still one-on for West Indies. The team has the chance to make the series 1-1 winning this match. However, the upcoming ODI seems to get heavier for West Indies, provided India won the first and is with a formidable form. West Indies must try out new combination of batsmen as well as bowlers to make a mark on the match. Still, there is nothing to conclude now, only the match will define what is next.
West Indies might try to bring on new players into the squad, while the same goes for India. The team may try out new players to offer them an experience of international condition. However, the changes might not come up early in the third ODI. The team is dominating with the current squad, but it is a good chance to try and test new players. West Indies has added Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris to the team. Both are batsmen. India might get skeptic with Yuvraj Singh’s inconsistencies. Rishabh Pant might gain a place in the team.
Batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan are on spotlight with an increasing tally of their partnership inning. The players have posed strong scores in their last six stands. The figures are 83, 125, 56, 112, 132 and 114. If the players pose a similar stance in the upcoming match, they will equal the record of seven successive partnerships between Geoff Marsh and David Boon. In the match, if Jason Holder takes just another wicket, he will become the third West Indies captain to take 50 ODI wickets after Viv Richards and Dwayne Bravo.
India captain Virat Kohli said Rahane can bat at middle order as well as he has done it in past. Per the skipper, this strategy will allow to bring another bowler on attack. Meanwhile West Indies coach is well aware of India’s strength. He said the team should play really well to get anything out these games.
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