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Ind Vs WI, 3rd ODI: Preview

After a thumping victory against the hosts by 105 runs, both teams move to North Sound, Antigua for the 3rd and 4th ODI of the series. With a fantastic performance in all the three departments India is looking far balanced than the West Indian side , but India still face some issues in the middle order with the major concern over Yuvraj Singh the Comeback man, the comeback which actually never happened had put Yuvi’s place in conundrum , with likes of Dinesh Kartik and Rishabh Pant up to grab the position it looks unlikely that Yuvraj will get any further matches in the series and will be left out on the name of being rested. Also, Umesh Yadav have not lived up to expectations, so Shami has a chance to grab a position for the next match. From the match, the only hurting point the fans received where to send Pandya in 33rd over above likes of Dhoni and Yuvraj, which created almost a blunder but India made a World record by scoring as many as 310 in 43 overs with a loss of 5 wickets, but wasn’t able to get West Indies all out thus West Indies played complete 43 overs by scoring 205 runs with a loss of 6 wickets with Shai Hopes scoring the highest for them, Kuldeep Yadav played his first game with a match winning figures of 50 for 3 from 9 overs with a economy of 5.56, Bhuvneshwar took 2 wickets in the start to derail the West Indian side he further completed his spell with the figures of  9 for 2 in his 5 overs with a economy of 1.80.

As compare to Indian team, the West Indian still look depleted after making two changes to their side for the rest of the ODI series,  Kyle Hopes brother of Shai Hopes comes into the side on the back of a good A tour performance and domestic performance and Sunil Ambris is the other change in the 13 man squad with Jonathan Carter and Kesrick Williams being left out.

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound Antigua.

Time: 18:30 IST

Date: 30 June 2017


As we dig deep the pitch generally favours bowlers both spin and pace with the spinners expected to play a big role, the Pace bowlers have to totally rely on their variations rather than speed. The batsman usually face problems with ball not coming properly on to the bat, with the pitch providing spinners a extra turn due to it’s nature.

The Stadium has a capacity of around 10,000 and with average score here is 237 in 1st Innings and 213 in 2nd Innings, only three times a team scored over 300 was way back in 2014 England, 2010 South Africa and 2007 Australia.

Teams (Likely XI);

India –

Rahane, Dhawan, Virat(c), R.Pant, Dhoni(wk), Jadhav, Pandya, Ashwin, Kukdeep, Shami, B.Kumar

West Indies –

Lewis, Shai hopes(wk), Kieran Powell, Kyle Hopes, Jason Mohammad, Roston Chase, Holder(c), Bishoo, Cummines, Nurse, Joseph


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