India vs Windies, final ODI: Match preview and other details
Visitors India are scheduled to take on hosts Windies in the third and final ODI at the Queen's Park Oval, in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday. Men In Blue, who already have an unassailable 1-0 lead in ODIs, would be looking to win their second series of the tour. Meanwhile, we present the match preview and other details ahead of this final ODI.
Virat Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to headline third ODI
As far as news from Team India's corner is concerned, the onus would once again be on the top-order, who have been the backbone of the team. Meanwhile, skipper Virat Kohli, who scored a sublime ton in the previous game, would look to continue in the same vein. In the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar would look to rattle the Windies batting order.
Evin Lewis and Carlos Brathwaite look to make it count
While Windies have endured a tough outing against the Indians so far, it was opener Evin Lewis in the previous match, who played a fighting knock of 65, but in vain. He is likely to eye another such innings in this tie, while all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite and pacer Sheldon Cottrell would look to make an impact with the ball.
A low-scoring track could once again await the teams
The Queen's Park Oval is generally known to be a slow track, with it getting even slower as the day progresses. This is why, the team winning the toss would look to bat first and put up a strong total. The average first innings total on this track is 217, while the second innings usually sees a score of around 176.
Here's the predicted XI for both the sides
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed. Windies: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell. Key Battles: Lewis vs Bhuvneshwar, Kohli vs Brathwaite, Iyer vs Chase, Pooran vs Shami
When, where and how to watch
Match: India vs Windies, 3rd ODI Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad Time: 7 PM IST Where to watch (TV): Sony Ten 1 (English) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi). Also available in HD. Where to watch (Online): Sony LIV