India vs West Indies: The ODI series which was completely dominated by India suddenly turned into an exciting final game decider. India won the first match of the 3-match ODI series but West Indies made a comeback in the second match and tied the series 1-1. India a favorite contender to win the upcoming ODI World Cup was humiliated by West Indies who failed to qualify for the World Cup. West Indies won the match by 6 wickets and now they will be challenging India to win the series. India rested two of their best batsmen Virat and Rohit which ultimately cost them the match. West Indies won the toss in the 2nd match and decided to bowl. They bowled India all out in just 181 runs and managed to chase the run by just 36 overs. West Indies winning the 2nd game shows that India cannot take them for granted.
The 3rd ODI between India vs West Indies will take place on August 1st, 2023 at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago.
Match Details to Note
Match: India vs West Indies 3rd ODI
Date: August 1st, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago.
India showed a very poor performance in the 2nd match and lost the game. India opened the batting first and Ishan Kisan was the only player who managed to score 50-plus runs. India’s batting order crumbled in front of West Indies’ bowling and the whole team was bundled at 181 runs. India’s bowling was even weaker than their batting, only Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav were the only players who were able to take wickets. India now must win the 3rd game of the series to secure the series.
There is no injury concern for the team but Mohammad Siraj has been rested for the rest of the series. India must play either Virat or Rohit to solidify their batting order. Ishan Kisan must continue his form for the 3rd game. Axar Patel and Ruturaj Gaikwad are reported to be rested for the final match. Can India overcome the 2nd match loss or will they fail again? It will be worth watching.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.
Players to watch out for
Rohit Sharma is the caption of the Indian side and missing his presence in the 2nd ODI heavily harmed India. Rohit Sharma’s experience in the batting order is extremely crucial for the team and his composure and gameplan keep the Indian bowling order in place. Indian fans will be keeping their faith in their caption and Rohit will not like to have a series lost just before the World Cup.
Though India had a poor bowling performance in the 2nd match, Kuldeep was the bowler who was looking promising on the field. He bowled 8 overs in the match and gave only 30 runs along with taking the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer. The chinaman bowler is showing good form and will be the player to watch out for in the final game.
Possible Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Surprising everyone in the cricket world, West Indies won the 2nd match of the series and tied the series 1-1. After winning the toss, West Indies decided to bowl Gudakesh Motie and Romario Shepherd surprised everyone and took 3 wickets each. Alzarri Joseph also managed to take 2 wickets and West Indies successfully bowled India all out at 181 runs. In the chase caption, Shai Hope played a winning innings, he scored 63 runs in 80 balls not out and West Indies chased the run in just 36 overs. he also received the Man of the Match award and showed what his capable of.
Shai Hope (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Alick Athanaze, Kyle Mayers, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Dominic Drakes, Shimron Hetmyer, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Jayden Seales
Players to watch out for
The caption of the West Indies side showed in the last match why he is the player to watch out for in the tournament. In the last match, he single-handedly destroyed India’s bowling order. He was the player of the match as he scored 63 runs in just 80 balls and was not out. It will be tough for Indian bowlers to out him in the final match also.
Motie is a right-arm slow bowler. He currently found his place in the West Indies side and was the X-factor in the West Indies bowling side. In the last match, he took 3 wickets of Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, and Mukesh Kumar and impressed everyone. He was one of the players who managed to win the 2nd ODI for West Indies.
Possible Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Suryakumar, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Thakur, Kuldeep, Jadeja, Mukesh Kumar, Umran Malik
India vs West Indies Head to Head
They have played a total of 141 ODI matches between India and the West Indies, and India holds the record of winning 71 games. However, WI also managed to win 64 matches which includes the latest match. Four matches were abandoned and two games ended in ties.
India vs West Indies Toss Prediction
The outfield is small which will help batsmen to score runs but the pitch is slow. The team who wins the toss will like to bowl first and receive a low score to chase.
India vs West Indies Pitch Report
The pitch is expected to be slow and India will be facing West Indies for the first time in this field. The slow pitch will help pace bowlers who use slower variation. The batsmen need to stay in the pitch and hold the wicket, as the outfield is slow they will get their chance once they settle in.
India vs West Indies Match Prediction
After winning the first match India was overconfident and lost the second game. West Indies made a great comeback and will give a great fight in the final game. India is expected to comeback in the final game and win the series.
We are predicting India to win the game at the odds of 1.258.
India vs West Indies The Most Recommended Player To Bet
Rohit Sharma is the caption of the Indian side and missing his presence in the 2nd ODI heavily harmed India. Rohit Sharma’s experience in the batting order is extremely crucial for the team and his composure and gameplan keep the Indian bowling order in place. Indian fans will be keeping their faith in their caption and Rohit will not like to have a series lost just before the World Cup. He will be the most recommended player of the match.