India has defeated World Champion West Indies of T20 almost unilaterally in every match. Virat Kohli’s team will now try to repeat the same success in the ODI series. Some players are different in T20 and ODI teams.
After the three-match T20 series, it is now the turn of the ODI series. The three-match ODI series between India and West Indies vs India starts tomorrow. The first match of the series (1st ODI) will be played at Providence Stadium. India has defeated World Champion West Indies of T20 almost unilaterally in every match. The effort of Virat Kohli’s Team India will now be to repeat the same success in the ODI series. Some players are different in T20 and ODI teams. Chahar brothers Deepak and Rahul are not in ODIs. Washington Sundar will also not be part of the Indian team in the 50-over match. In the ODI, India’s spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are returning to the team. Kedar Jadhav has come in the ODI team in place of Krunal Pandya.
Team India No.4 issue
On the other hand, there have been some changes in the West Indies team as well. In the ODI format, captaincy is held by Jason Holder. Kieran Pollard is not in the team while Roston Chase, Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach and Shai Hope are in the squad. Holder’s team was eliminated after a disappointing performance in World Cup 2019. This series could be a new beginning for the host team to stand up.
Talking about Team India, he will also be committed to correct his old mistakes, in which the biggest problem is the number-4 batting order. The team currently has five batsmen for this number – Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant and Kedar Jadhav. The team management is busy preparing Pant (Rishabh Pant) and Rahul (Lokesh Rahul) for number-4. Pant also scored a half-century in the last T20 match. In such a situation, it is possible that he may land at number-4.
Another problem of India has been its weak middle order. There are no Hardik Pandya and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in this series, who have been seen handling the team many times. In such a situation, Iyer, Pandey and Jadhav could not get a better chance from this series to establish themselves as strong middle-order batsmen. If we talk about bowling, then who among Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep will be inside, Kohli will have to bow to this. Ravindra Jadeja is sure to play. In fast bowling, Kohli can go with three leading bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Shami.
Probable Playing XI of WI vs IND
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Sami, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Lokesh Rahul and Navdeep Saini.
West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evin Louis, keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Camar Roach and Oshen Thomas.