The 2nd ODI of the series between India and West Indies will be played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST.
After a cliff-hanger of a match in the first ODI, India won by just 3 runs. After a commanding start, Indian batsmen should have got to a score of at least 350 to 370 runs. Even though the pitch got slow after 35 overs there should have been a little more display of intent from the side. Now, in the second match if India bat first, they should work towards getting at least 70 to 80 runs in the first 10 overs of the fielding restrictions and then make space for a satisfactory total. Playing high risk shots initially will reap the rewards they need.
To take on the attack to the opposition bowlers in this match India need to make sure that they carry forward the confidence of winning a tight match in the series opener.
Fantasy Stars for IND vs WI
Shikhar Dhawan has played 152 One Day International matches, scored 6325 runs with a batting average of 45.2 and a strike rate of 92.8. He is a seasoned campaigner and a world class opening batsman who plays impressive shots square of the offside, and is skilled in playing beautiful cover drives. He also plays a good shlock sweep over mid-wicket. He is a steady batsman who can anchor the innings as well as take the attack to the bowlers.
Shubaman Gill is a classy player who plays lovely straight drives down the ground and can face spin and pace with equal ease. Gill has played 4 One Day International matches, scored 113 runs with a batting average of 28.25 and a strike rate of 91.13. With abundant potential and truck loads of talent, he just needs to be given opportunities to play in all three formats of the game.
Shreyas Iyer has a beautiful technique and can play some attractive shots in front of the wicket. He has played 5 One Day International matches, scored 422 runs with a batting average of 46.89 and a strike rate of 68.62. A Swift fielder, Iyer can also play good cut shots through the offside and can use his feet beautifully against the spin.
Rovman Powell is a destructive hitter of a cricket ball. If he stays at the wicket he can be a master entertainer. He has played 44 One Day International matches, scored 884 runs with a batting average of 23.26 and a strike rate of 82.61. Powell has proper west Indian flair to him. If he gets on a roll he can single handedly finish a game.
Brandon King has played 15 One Day International matches, scored 332 runs with a batting average of 25.5 and a strike rate of 73.6. He has the gift of timing the ball into gaps and plays stylish cover drives. A strong pull shot over square leg is one of his virtues.
Akeal Hosein has played 23 One Day International matches, scored 180 runs with a batting average of 12.8 and a strike rate of 73.2 in his ODI career so far. He has some talent with the bat and can play the ball elegantly. He can score some useful runs with the bat and can also bowl some off spin, with which he has picked up 36 wickets in ODIs. Hosein could be a crucial allrounder for West Indies