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Match Preview: India will take on West Indies in series decider today

Match Preview: India will take on West Indies in series decider today
Written by Shubham Jain

India was defeated by the lowest ranking team in the finals of the ICC champions trophy competing in the tournament before that the No. 3 ranked India was defeaed by then 7th ranked team in the group match. And now just 2 days back India paper lion batting line up could not chase a total of 189 against West Indies team who could not even qualify for the champions trophy and now will be playing a series decider against them at Sabina Park, Jamaika today. It was supposed that India will win the series convincingly but Windies kept the five-match ODI series against India alive by winning the last game. The win in the last match was just fifth win of them in their last 20 completed matches

Virat Kohli has the ODI average of 36.92 at the West Indies, his second lowest after 35.56 in Sri Lanka, he is finding his way hard batting against the short ball in the series while MS Dhoni and Ajinkay Rahane’s turtle walk has done enough damage for the team in the series. If the former captain went unbeaten today, he will break the record of Sri Lankan Muttiah Murlitharan of 120 not outs in international cricket. Yuvraj was warming the bench in the last match due to a hamstring niggle while 19-year old has not yet given a chance to make his ODI debut.

While West Indies have won only 5 out of their last 20 complete matches the venue for this match is Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica where they have won their last 9 match on the trot. According to the weather forcast there can be some rain during the match.

Probable XIs for India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(C), Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(WK), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

Probable XIs for West Indies: Evin Lewis, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope(WK), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(C), Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Kesrick Williams, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph.

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Shubham Jain