India’s tour of West Indies: India appears to be like to tug off one other sequence victory


Opener Shikhar Dhawan will likely be determined for an enormous knock after 4 consecutive failures as India eyes one other sequence victory when it takes on the West Indies within the third and last One-Day Worldwide right here on Wednesday.

With scores of 1, 23 and three within the T20 sequence and simply two within the second ODI, Dhawan’s comeback submit damage has been removed from preferrred. Troubled by in-coming deliveries, twice Dhawan misplaced his wicket to pacer Sheldon Cottrell.

Since he isn’t a part of the Check squad, the Delhi left-hander want to end the Caribbean task on a excessive.

One other tussle

There’s one other mini-battle brewing within the Indian line-up, for the No. four slot, with Shreyas Iyer placing super strain on Rishabh Pant.

Pant has loved the backing of the crew administration, particularly skipper Virat Kohli, however his repeated failures and Shreyas’ 68-ball 71 within the second ODI modified issues.

Pant’s temperament is a explanation for concern as he has been seen as having thrown away his wicket a number of occasions. By his knock on Sunday, Shreyas has made a robust case for himself for the essential slot, the place a gentle head is required.

Even the legendary Sunil Gavaskar has vouched for Shreyas at No. four and desires Pant to drop to 5, as he feels the wicketkeeper-batsman is greatest suited to offer the late impetus.

Elsewhere on the batting entrance, Kohli will look to hold the momentum after an excellent 120 off 125 balls within the second ODI.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star for India with the ball within the final match with spectacular figures of 4 for 31 from eight overs and the pacer will look to maintain the shape.

Bhuvneshwar’s tempo colleague Mohammed Shami (two for 39) and Kuldeep Yadav (two for 59) additionally chipped in, however the chinaman went for some runs and he will likely be hoping for a greater show by way of economic system.

Though groups don’t choose altering successful combos, Kohli might give Navdeep Saini a run, giving Shami a relaxation.

Needed, a win

The West Indies, then again, will likely be determined to save lots of the sequence with a win.

However for that to occur, the batting unit should take extra accountability. It’s time skills like Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran rise to the event.

After the ultimate ODI, the 2 groups will battle out a two-match Check sequence, beginning August 22 at North Sound, Antigua.

The groups (from):

India: Virat Kohli (Capt.), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ok.L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini.

West Indies: Jason Holder (Capt.), Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and Kemar Roach.

Match begins at 7 p.m. IST.