Team India will take on the West Indies in the final ODI of the three-match ODI series. The Men In Blue have already attained an unassailable lead of 2-0 following twin wins in Ahmedabad. India’s bench strength will be the main focus in the fixture with the aim of a whitewash.
The hosts extended their dominant run over the West Indies in bilateral ODI cricket. The team last lost an ODI series against the Caribbean side in 2007 and have racked up 11 consecutive series wins in the process.
Following the series win, the onus would be on the players on the bench, who are still in contention for the World Cup. Players like Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan and Shikhar Dhawan will all be in contention for the playing XI.
India are deep in their experimentation phase, which was evident by their tactic to promote Rishabh Pant up the order. With KL Rahul destined for the middle order according to the plans, the massive pool for the second opening slot got a little thinner.
The biggest positive for India in the series has arguably been their bowling. The team have assumed command across the powerplay and the middle overs to render the Windies hapless. Prasidh Krishna and Mohammad Siraj have claimed their stake to be a regular white-ball bowler for the Indian side with their exploits.
India probable playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Prasidh Krishna.
The Caribbean side’s woes in the ODI format continues following their series defeat to Ireland. The side inability to play the whole 50 overs has been a huge hindrance in their pursuit of wins.
West Indies’ batters have let them down in a relatively low-scoring series. The top order looked good in patches, but are not playing long enough to trouble the opposition. The inability to stitch partnerships in the middle overs has also been a huge cause of concern for the visitors.
West Indies probable playing XI: Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Nkrumah Bonner, Nicholas Pooran (c), Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr. , Fabien Allen, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach
WAGING ODDS: INDIA (1.18) VS WEST INDIES (4.50)
India is the favorite and is priced at 1.18 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹118.
On the other hand, West Indies are the underdogs and priced at 4.50 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹450.
India’s bench strength will have a moderate test ahead of them given the opposition’s poor record. If the game is played on the same red soil surface, expect the tall Prasidh Krishna to be in the game once again. This fixture marks a good opportunity for the second-string players to make their case. India should win the fixture comfortably and secure a 3-0 win.
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