This year is not the year of the ODI World Cup. The series between West Indies and India is not part of the World Cup league. The two teams had completed more than 50 tasks the week before. So what can you expect from these three matches?
With India’s Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Muhammad Dashmi and Jaspreet Pomra taking a break after winning two white-ball series in England, KL Rahul was on the road to recovery after a hernia surgery which meant some reserve players here and there led by reserve captain Shekhar Dhawan They only play one full match
West Indies, meanwhile, are on a six-match losing streak and have one of the worst win-loss ratios in ODI cricket this year. To get back on track their skipper Nicholas Buran and coach Phil Simmons have asked the players to hit the 50 full-hit innings they have been struggling with lately. In January 2021, West Indies played their first 12 matches in ODI cricket. 9 consecutive failure to allocate the additional amount in full.
Good news for the hosts, Jason Holder is back after a break from the Bangladesh series. His presence in the side will bring essential experience not only to the bowling club, but also to the lower, middle and lower levels.
India news: Dhawan and Dravid have a few selection headaches when it comes to their playing XI. Ishan Kishan might partner the Indian stand-in captain at the top while they also have Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill among the opening options. The in-form Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer are likely to handle the middle-order responsibilities, with Axar Patel and Thakur as the allrounders. Prasidh and Siraj are likely to be the main pacers in the eleven. Teams: India Team List: Shikhar Dhawan (c) – Ruturaj Gaikwad – Shubman Gill – Deepak Hooda – Suryakumar Yadav – Shreyas Iyer – Ishan Kishan (wk) – Sanju Samson (wk) – Ravindra Jadeja (vc) – Shardul Thakur – Yuzvendra Chahal – Axar Patel – Avesh Khan – Prasidh Krishna – Mohammed Siraj – Arshdeep Singh West Indies Team List: Nicholas Pooran (c) – Shai Hope (vc & wk) – Shamarh Brooks – Keacy Carty – Jason Holder – Akeal Hosein – Alzarri Joseph – Brandon King – Kyle Mayers – Gudakesh Motie – Keemo Paul – Rovman Powell – Jayden Seales