Pitch Report for West Indies vs India 3rd ODI Match at Port of Spain in Trinidad
The wicket at the Port of Spain in Trinidad has been extremely batting-friendly. Over 1,200 runs have been scored in the series already. One hundred and 9 half-centuries have been slammed in the first two ODIs.
Time: 27 July, 7.00 PM IST
Probable XIs for West Indies & India
Probable XI for West Indies: Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder/Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie/Hayden Walsh
Probable XI for India: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Shardul Thakur
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Ever since his first meeting in the format against the West Indies in 2019, Shreyas Iyer has been milking runs for fun. Every time he walks out to bat, there is an air of expectancy. He has blasted 7 fifties in 8 innings, including scores of 54 and 63 in the ongoing series.
Power Players for the Match
Shai Hope finally registered his 13th century in the format after a string of low scores. Against India, he has slammed 3 hundreds and 4 half-centuries in 21 innings. At the Port of Spain, he averages 46.
Yuzvendra Chahal might have been a bit expensive in this series, but he has been striking regularly for India. In 9 ODIs against the West Indies, he has bagged 16 scalps and is yet to go wicketless.
Although the West Indies lost the second game, Nicholas Pooran’s belligerent 74 made a big difference in fantasy leagues. He has slammed two fifties in his last 3 ODIs. Any contribution with the ball or gloves will be a bonus too.
Smart Picks for the Match
Amidst the star-studded players, Kyle Mayers has quietly lifted his stake in fantasy leagues with scores of 39 and 75 in this series. He has been effective with the ball too, dismissing Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav in quick succession in the previous game.
With scores of 43 and 64, Shubman Gill has appeared confident in his stroke play in both games. He has been successful in giving India a brisk start at the top.
Axar Patel has made the most of his opportunity in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja. If it wasn’t for his match-winning innings of 64 off 35 balls, India would have lost the second ODI. He also took the solitary wicket of Shamarh Brooks.
Talk about making an all-round contribution, Deepak Hooda and Romario Shepherd have kept the fantasy players interested. While Hooda has added 60 runs and taken a wicket, Shepherd has scored 53 and bagged 2 wickets.
It is always going to be all or nothing with the mercurial Rovman Powell. Sadly for the West Indies, his last 5 ODI scores read 13, 6, 18, 13, and 9.
West Indies vs India 3rd ODI Match Preview
Although West Indies have lost the series, they have been impressive, especially in the batting department. On the other hand, India will be thrilled to see the newcomers contributing to the side. Given India’s depth and variety, the hosts might have a better chance while chasing. That said, the tourist will be keen on inflicting a whitewash.