India Eyes On The 2-0 Lead, WI Looks To Fight Back

India Eyes On The 2-0 Lead, WI Looks To Fight Back
Written by Shubham Jain

India boys will look to take a unconquerable 2-0 lead over the West Indies team in the 3rd ODI to be played in Antigua on Friday. India had crushed West Indies by 105-runs in the 2nd in Port of Spain after the series opener at Qeen’s Park Oval got rained off only after 39 overs of the play. India is currently ranking third in the ICC ODI rankings while the West Indies team is ranking ninth on the table.

In the second ODI, West Indies chose to bowl first after winning the toss. Indian Opener Ajinkay Rahane & Shikhar Dhawan got involved in century partnership after Shikhar Dhawan got out in a try to increase his strike rate. After that the Indian captain came to the crease and started the fire crackers right from the beginning and for a whie outshadowed Rahane’s century with his 66-ball, 87. Kohli sent the ball 4 times out of the park in his innings. Due to the fantastic knocks of these three India scored 310 runs in 43 overs rain hit match.

India top order will look to continue its domination over the West Indies bowler while the veteren batsman Yuvraj Singh & Mahendra Singh Dhoni will hope to hit the ball with the middle of the bat. With captain Kohli giving indications of some changes in the side in the coming matches. Delhi boy Rishabh Pant looks to be making his ODI debut and Dinesh Karthik can also get a chance. Kedar Jadhav has not got much chances to prove his worth in the playing eleven.

In the bowling department Bhuvneshwar Kumar is doing consistantly good and has eventually become the backbone of Indian bowling lineup. He gave only 9 runs in the 5 overs taking 2 wickets with maiden in the last match. While no one in the world can world can justify that why a pace bowler with the class of Mohammad Shami is roaming with the team like a tourist in those conditions. Kuldeep Yadav had grabbed his chance with both the hands, Ashwin has not picked much wickets after coming back from the injury.

Probable XI, India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkay Rahane, Virat Kohli(C), Rishabh Pant, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Buvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami

Probable XI, West Indies: Jason Holder(c), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Levis, Jason Mohammad, Ashley Nurse.

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