West Indies vs India, 2nd ODI: Preview, Dream11 and more
India will be aiming to get past the line in the second ODI against West Indies starting on Sunday. The opening game was washed out. It's a must-win battle for both sides now in the three-match series. Earlier, India bowed out of the 2019 World Cup in the semis and won the T20Is against WI. Here's the detailed match preview.
Windies aim to better record against India
West Indies, ailed to win a single game in the T20I series earlier. Therefore, they will hope to get a positive result in this ODI. The side has endured six ODI losses in the last seven games at the Queen's Park Oval. Interestingly, four have come against India. The focus will be on Chris Gayle, who scored four from 31 balls in the opener.
India aiming to flex their muscles
India will be aiming to flex their muscles against WI. Their top order will hold a key in this match. Also, Shreyas Iyer will be itching to get some batting after missing the T20Is. He will be keen to show his heroics. India are expected to go out with the same team and get a hold in the series.
Dream11: Kohli, Holder are the leaders of this unit
Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma open the batting for this strong Dream11 side. Virat Kohli gets the nod as skipper. The middle-order comprises of Shai Hope, wicket-keeper batsman RIshabh Pant and KL Rahul. Ravindra Jadeja and Jason Holder (vice-captain) are the two all-rounders. Kuldeep Yadav is the main spinner. He is joined by pacers Sheldon Cottrell and Kemar Roach.
View point: What did the skippers say?
"Our openers needed to spend some time in the middle [in the first ODI]. Hopefully, the weather stays good and we get to play some cricket," said WI skipper Holder to ICC. "The team that adapts well and plays a better percentage of cricket will benefit. Both teams will look to do that in the coming days," said Kohli.
Timing, TV listing and pitch report
The weather forecast predicts cloudy conditions at the start of the play. The team that bowls first will be in it. The pitch will assist batsmen as the game progresses. So one can expect a strong score. The match will be telecast live on the Sony Ten Network. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST.