The 3nd ODI of the series between India and West Indies will be played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST.
In the previous match the Indian team conceded 65 runs in 9.1 overs, taking just 1 wicket. They couldn’t control the West Indies run rate. Bowling extremely short line and length, they provided the West Indian batsman with ample room outside the off stump. Too many length deliveries in death overs propelled the West Indian Score to three hundred and eleven.
When the Indian team got their chance to bat, though they were off to a slow start, even then it was a sturdy beginning with 48 for no loss. After the collapse of the opening partnership by getting Shikar Dhawan out, there was a strong partnership between Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer of 99 runs to boast about. But the end of this one led the Indian team towards a mini collapse, after losing the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda in quick succession.
Things didn't turn around until Axar Patel played a blinder of a knock Scoring 64 of 35 balls leading India to a nail biter win. Axar Patel was named the man of the match for his heroics with the bat and the display of his craftsmanship of a great allrounder.
In this third one day International if India gets to bowl first, their bowling needs to be tighter as far as line and length on the off stump are concerned, with deep focus on depriving the West Indies batsmen of any unwarranted liberties.
The Indian bowlers should concentrate on picking up at least three wickets early in the powerplay to restrict the west Indies batting line up. If India get the chance to bat first, it’s a prerequisite to get off to a cautious and a quick start and at least score above 350 or more runs.
Fantasy Stars for IND vs WI
Shikhar Dhawan has played his cricket with maturity and has been almost a regular feature for the Indian team in the one day format of the game. He has played 154 ODIs, scored 6435 runs with a batting average of 45.3 and a strike rate of 92.7. He can stabilize the innings and can play astonishingly good shots square on the off side. Pulling off deadly pull shots towards square leg, he can play well with the spin over mid-off and mid-on. Although in the twilight of his career, he is a useful cricketer worth his weight in gold.
Shubaman Gill has a classy poise about him and is a sweet timer of a cricket ball. He has played 5 One Day International matches, scored 156 runs with a batting average of 31.2 and a strike rate of 91.2. He uses his wrist to maneuverer the ball through the gaps in the field both through the off side and the onside, showing the same craftsmanship through the legside as well. He plays shots all around the ground and is a supremely talented young player.
Shreyas Iyer has got a very compact technique. the only short coming in him if any is the way he plays the shot ball. we have witnessed him getting into a tangle with the shot ball. He often takes his eyes off the ball and doesn’t swivel much while playing it. He has played 29 one day International matches, scored 1064 runs with a batting average of 42.6 and a strike rate of 95.5 in his one day career so far. He plays impressive cut shots through the off side both again in spin as well as pace. Nimble on his feet he can hit well down the ground.
Brandon King has played 17 one day International matches, scored 386 runs with a batting average of 25.73 and a strike rate of 73.94 in his one day career so far. He has a tight technique and can play spin and pace with launce event ease. a dangerous player to bowl he can Play beautiful inside out shots over the covers and can be at his destructive.
Nicholas Pooran the newly appointed west Indies one day captain has high grace quotient and when he play shots it looks like poetry in the cricket field. He has played 48 one day International matches, scored 1392 runs with a batting average of 35.69 and a strike rate of 94.11 in his one day career so far. extremely easy on the eyes he can smash the ball over mid-off and long off and when he settles down it’s a tough proposition to uproot him from the crease.
Romario Shepherd has played 18 one day International matches, scored 601 runs with a batting average of 54.63 and a strike rate of 61.18 in his one day career so far. The man can peel off the skin of a cricket ball with his intense striking ability and can inject momentum in a slow going batting innings. He has the power to change the face of a game with a couple of hits over the boundary.
Possible 11: IND
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj,Yuzvendra Chahal.
Possible 11: WI
Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Keacy Carty, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Sharmarh Brooks, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.
TFG Picks for IND vs WI