India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Preview
Preview by Raju Gupta
Venue- Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
Date- Oct 24, 01:30 Pm (IST)
Toss- whoever win the toss will love to bat first.
India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Preview: Favorite India look to consolidate lead in 2nd ODI
India vs West Indies 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam
As the Maha Festival Dussahara came to an end, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Cricket Stadium is all set to host 2nd One Day International between India and Windies after one year.
India will take on West Indies in second one dayer on Wednesday, India lead the series by 1-0 in five matches series. Virat and company will try to dominate Windies to take the lead again whereas Windies too will try to level the lead in the series.
Last match centurians Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are in great touch and will try to coninue the same whereas Shimron Hetmyer found their form in 1st match and would try to repeat the same.
Windies Young batalian performed really brilliant in te first game especially batting side, Holder and Kieren Powell can play big roll in the match, their previous records are too impressive.
Team India may replace Kuldeep Yadav instead of Ravindra Jadeja while West Indies may stik with same playing 11, oherwise no changes expeted from any side.
Players to Watch-
Virat Kohli- The run machine Kohli is in great form as he scored a brilliant century in last match and just need 81 more runs to become the 5th indian to reach in 10k club in ODIs after Sachin, Sourav, Dravid and Dhoni.
Rohit/Dhawan- They needs 29 more to go past the pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag and become India’s second most successfull opening pair in ODIs after the Pair of Sachin and Ganguly.
Kuldeep Yadav- The chinaman bowler is in great form and expected to back in final 11 today, His ability to spin the ball both way makes him different from others.
Jason Holder- He is in tremendous form and capabe to contribute with both batting as well as bowling, he may be the game changer of today’s match.
Shimron Hetmyer- He has scored a brilliant century in last match and has ability to repeat the same again, it could be interesing to watch how he tackle to the leg spinner Kuldeep yadav as he is weak against leg spin.
Records & Statistics –
India have won the last 7 bilateral series against Windies since jan 2007, last time Windies won a series in India was long back in 2002 under the leadership of Carl Hooper.
The first ODI Match between India vs Windies was played in Prudential Cup (2nd World Cup) 1979 and Windies has won the match by 9 wickets.
The Last ODI Match between India vs Windies was played in Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on 21st Oct 2018 and India has won the match by 8 wickets.
India have won 6 out of 7 ODIs they have played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Cricket Stadium with Windies being the only team to beat them here in 2013.
Kohli is just 81 runs short of becoming the fastest to 10000 ODIs runs surpassing the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin took 259 innings to get there and Kohli has so far batted 204 times.
Kohli scored for India at this venue reads- 118, 117, 99, 65, 167, 81.
Windies Expected Playing 11-
Sunil Ambris, kieren Powell, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach.
India Expected Playing 11-
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, M.S.Dhoni(w), Rishab Pant, Ravindra Jadeja/Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed.
Head to Head-
India has played 122 ODIs against Windies in which India has won 57 while windies has won 61.
Total Played- 122
India won- 57
Windies won- 61
No Result- 3
Records are in favour of Windies but the current form of Indian team is excellent as compared to Windies, Its a game and any thing can be happen in cricket.
So lets wait till Arrival of the clash and stay updated with latest updates…