India vs West Indies; 3rd ODI
Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
India tour of West Indies 2019; ODI
Wednesday, 14th August 2019; 7:00 PM IST.
Recognized from being an aid to both the bowlers and the batsmen, the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad stocks one thing or another for every player. The starting overs are well known for pace, whereas, towards the end, the spin action comes in handy. Thus, the team winning the toss shall opt to bat first to make the most of the conditions.
Scattered thunderstorms are predicted throughout the day in Port of Spain with 40% chances of rainfall. However, that shouldn’t affect the game, as the match starts early in the morning.
Post a washout from the first ODI, West Indies and India were hoping to guarantee success in the second ODI, and batting first, India posted an admirable aggregate of 279/7 of every 50 overs on the back of a well-made hundred from captain Virat Kohli and a helpful 71 from Shreyas Iyer.
While Evin Lewis made a good begin and took care of Windies batting to a 80-ball 65, numerous other batsmen got begins. However, neglected to change over them into huge scores as the hosts tumbled to a 59-run misfortune and gave India a 1-0 lead in the arrangement.
With just one match left in the ODI series, West Indies will be keen to bounce back in the final ODI and level the series. On the other hand, India will be coming into the third ODI with a lot of confidence and could be backed to put up yet another impressive show that will seal the series in their favour.
India: Team News and Probable XI
India ensured they would at least draw the ODI series with a victory on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead coming into the final game. Comparable to the batting from those two was, regardless they required a trained bowling execution to back them up. Bhuvneshwar Kumar drove the route with 4/31 from eight overs and they tied up the Windies batsmen before disappointment prompted rash shots and eventually getting themselves out.
India have demonstrated a propensity to rotate all through this series. As of now they may consider making a couple of additional for this last game. Nevertheless, they are still ready to handle a solid group. For this reason, it would be nothing unexpected to see a couple more changes for this last match before the Test arrangement starts.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed/ Navdeep Saini.
West Indies: Team News and Probable XI
West Indies mainstream players get themselves one-nil down in the series coming into this last match. Of course, they will be frantic to get a triumph here to rescue the series and give them a lift in certainty in front of the Test series. However, they are yet to beat India in any format subsequent to being whitewashed during the T20s.
They are unlikely to make any drastic changes to the team. Although, Keemo Paul can find his way back into the starting line-up with either Kemar Roach or the disappointing Oshane.
Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell.
Captain/Vice-Captain choice for Fantasy Team
- Chris Gayle- Chris Gayle caught the features in the second match as that was his 300th ODI appearance. Additionally, he outperforms Brian Lara as the West Indies record-breaking leading run scorer in this series. Yet it eventually demonstrated to be another frustrating excursion for him and the group as they fell 59 runs short in their downpour balanced objective. Expect them to show some fire powers in this match.
- Virat Kohli- Virat Kohli wasn’t able to score a hundred in the CWC 2019. However, he has started the new season on a high with a ton. Expect him to come up with a good knock again in the 3rd match of India vs West Indies. Certainly, he has to be the choice for the captain for your fantasy team.
My Apne11 Team
Wicket Keeper- Shai Hope
Batsman- Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shimron Hetmyer.
All-Rounders- Chris Gayle, Jason Holder and Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers- Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Sheldon Cottrell.
Virat Kohli’s men have that additional dash of class in all aspects of the game. Also, they can generally depend on their key men to step up when required. The equivalent can’t be said of the West Independents, whose key figures are not performing. Due to this, this could well be another thrashing leading into the upcoming Test matches.