West Indies and India begin a three-match One-Day International sequence at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday with the guests, even with out their most outstanding gamers, favoured to get the higher of a struggling house aspect. Fresh from a 2-1 sequence triumph in England, India have opted to relaxation common captain Rohit Sharma, key batter Virat Kohli, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. That presents a possibility for gifted and keen fringe gamers to take advantage of the celebs’ absences on the expense of a crew that was swept 3-0 by Bangladesh in Guyana the earlier week. WI vs IND: India Poised To Pile More Misery On Struggling West Indies
West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran complained about each the standard of pitches in opposition to the Bangladeshis at Providence and the early begin time which he felt conspired to favour the crew bowling first too closely.
That hypothesis overlooks the fact that the two-time former World Cup winners have been persistently poor within the 50 overs-per-side format for a number of years.
Given the unsettled climate main as much as the series-opener, it’s fairly doable that the taking part in floor is not going to be dissimilar to the bowler-friendly situations in Guyana.
Even with that quintet of star gamers choosing a relaxation, India take pleasure in a humiliation of riches, not least within the bowling division the place they possess the standard and selection to take advantage of each the situations and a susceptible West Indies batting line-up.
Pacer Mohammed Siraj and wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal are anticipated to guide the hassle to maintain strain on their opponents, a lot of whom had been discovered wanting technically and temperamentally in opposition to Bangladesh’s spin-dominated assault.
For the house crew, the one little bit of encouraging information within the days because the finish of the Bangladesh sequence is the return of Jason Holder.
Having been rested for sequence within the Netherlands, Pakistan and the go to by Bangladesh, the all-rounder and former captain might be appeared to for inspiration with bat and ball.
Pressure may be very a lot on present skipper Pooran although to raise his crew out of the doldrums into which they’ve appeared to sink so quickly following snug 2-0 sequence wins in Tests and T20 Internationals in opposition to Bangladesh.
His top-score of 73 final Saturday on the Guyana National Stadium ended a succession of mediocre contributions in ODIs.
However, the West Indies might want to have all palms on deck, particularly opening batsman Shai Hope, if they’re to get anyplace near posting the kind of totals which may severely problem their opponents.
With so many massive names absent for India, the likes of batsmen Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav, along with all-rounder Deepak Hooda are anticipated to return to the fore.
With one other T20 World Cup marketing campaign mere months away in Australia adopted by India’s internet hosting of the following 50-over World Cup in 2023, incentives to ship are aplenty.
All three ODIs might be performed at Queen’s Park Oval after which the groups swap format however keep in Trinidad for the primary T20 International on the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba.
From there it is on to St Kitts for 2 video games earlier than the five-match sequence concludes within the United States with two fixtures at Lauderhill in Florida.
Teams (possible): West Indies – Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Keacy Carty, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales.
India – Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.