A ruthless Indian crew is unlikely to take its foot off the pedal because it goals to prime up a world-record-winning feat with one other clear sweep in opposition to the West Indies on Wednesday. India created a world file on Sunday by sealing their 12th consecutive collection win within the ODI format in opposition to the West Indies — essentially the most in opposition to a crew.
On this backdrop, head coach Rahul Dravid is perhaps tempted to check out a few of his reserve gamers however he should preserve a high-quality stability between protecting the momentum and testing his bench energy. Within the batting division, it’s unlikely that Ruturaj Gaikwad could be most popular over Shubman Gill, who after two innings of 64 and 43 wouldn’t like to take a seat out.
Gaikwad had acquired a full South Africa collection the place he seemed distinctly uncomfortable in opposition to high quality tempo. Whereas his IPL credentials have saved him within the combine, possibilities of Indian cricket institution investing in him on a short-term foundation look dim. Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson have additionally hit the straps with fifties within the final sport and Suryakumar Yadav isn’t anticipated to chill his heels on the expense of Ishan Kishan regardless of his twin failures within the first two video games.
Kishan is seen as a timer of the ball who can use the Powerplay overs nicely by hitting over the in-field. He is not an influence hitter who can pressure the tempo after 35th over and therefore Samson is a greater choice regardless of him being a left-hander.
Ravindra Jadeja because the designated vice-captain was the first-choice all-rounder on this collection earlier than he was dominated out of the primary two video games resulting from a knee niggle.
It’s nonetheless not sure whether or not Jadeja might be obtainable for the ultimate sport as Axar Patel after his match-winning knock of 64 within the second sport may really feel exhausting carried out by.
Nevertheless, if Dhawan needs two play two left-arm spinners, then Yuzvendra Chahal may very well be requested to relaxation however that might be at the price of sacrificing selection within the bowling assault.
Arshdeep Singh had a groin situation in the course of the England ODIs however since he’s a left-arm seam bowler, he may very well be tried out rather than Avesh Khan, who was a tad costly within the second ODI. He leaked 54 runs in his six wicket-less overs.
Avesh and Prasidh Krishna have the same kind of hit-the-deck bowling model, getting deliveries to rear up from the again of size or good size.
It solely warrants that one among the many two ought to begin within the eleven.
So far as West Indies is anxious, they’ve succesful gamers however as a unit, they’ve failed to fireside. They rely an excessive amount of on the person brilliance of Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, or Romario Shepherd.
Extra importantly, the crew hasn’t proven resilience to win essential moments that may impression the end result of the match. West Indies may do nicely to make use of the expertise of Jason Holder within the remaining sport of the collection.
The hosts would intention to place an finish to their shedding streak in ODIs, which has now stretched to eight matches, together with a Zero-Three loss to Bangladesh within the previous rubber.
Groups (from): West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell and Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh.
India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.
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