WI vs IND 3rd ODI: The much-anticipated IND vs WI ODI series is all set to conclude with the final ODI of the series set to be played today at the grounds of Trinidad. This series is now equally poised on 1-1 & both teams will try their best to clinch the series by winning the series decider clash. In the previous clash, West Indies displayed a sheer show of prowess & dominance to beat the Indian team by six wickets. They will aim to continue the same performance in the third ODI to clinch the series & save their lost prestige. While India will feature their full-strength squad in the final ODI to get an edge over the hosts & win the series. Overshadowing inconsistent West Indies is not at all a tough task for fragile-looking West Indies.
WI vs IND 3rd ODI: TEAMS PREVIEW
West Indies Preview
Shai Hope & CO finally showed some determination by registering a hard-fought win against visitors in the second ODI. They made a commendable comeback by destroying India’s batting order & emerging victorious to level the series. Now they have a tough task to accomplish with the Indian team fielding their best Playing XI.
The team will look for a good start from Brandon King & Kyle Mayers as Indian bowlers will try to get an early edge by dismantling their top order. The middle order will be taken care of by Captain himself along with Alick Athanaze Shimron Hetmyer. While the finishers task will be given to Keacy Cartly and Romario Shephard who are designated finishers for West Indies.
In the bowling department, West Indies will hope for good spells from Kyle Mayers & Jayden Seales in the early overs. While Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie will try to register a win by sclaping crucial wickets in the middle overs. They will expect a stunning show from Shepherd and Yannic Cariah in the supporting role.
Rohit Sharma will return to the team after missing the fixture in the last ODI. He will try to correct the mistakes in the last game by winning the third & final ODI of the series. Rohit will try his best to save their 20-year record against West Indies by giving it all to win the final clash.
In the top order, the onus of scoring runs is on Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill as they are the designated openers for India in the West Indies series. While Virat Kohli will have the task of scoring crucial runs & forming meaningful stands with Ishan Kishan & Suryakumar Yadav. Hardik Pandya & Sanju Samson who lost their wickets early in the last fixture will try to settle & play in this crucial clash. While Shardul & Jadeja will take care of India’s lower middle order & will aim of doing the power-hitting.
The team will expect some good spells with the new ball from Hardik Pandya & Mukesh Kumar. While Umran Malik should make wise use of his pace to grab crucial wickets in the middle order. Shardul Thakur who starred in the previous clash by returning with figures of 3-42. Jadeja & Axar who failed to scalp wickets in the previous clash will aim to restart & return with crucial scalps in today’s clash. Overall if the Indian team is played with full strength team then there are high chances of them clinching the series.
WI vs IND 3rd ODI: Match Details
Match: West Indies vs India, 3rd ODI, India tour of West Indies 2023
Date and Time: August 1, 2023, Tuesday, 7 PM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago
TV: DD Sports
Live Streaming: Jio Cinema and FanCode
WI vs IND 3rd ODI: Predicted Playing XIs:
Shai Hope (c & wk), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze, Shimron Hetmyer, Keacy Carty, Romario Shepherd, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Umran Malik, Shadul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav
Pitch & Weather Conditions
The pitch at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad is ideal for batters as they could easily make good strokes with the ball coming on the bat nicely. While the pitch provides assistance to fast bowlers who can easily use new balls to reap the rewards of pace produced on Brian Lara’s pitch.While spinners can also reap the fruits of this pitch which provides assistance to them at regular intervals.
The weather looks overcast with chances of a rain spell. The pitch could assist bowlers while batters will find it difficult to hit the ball easily. The team batting first could post a 200+ score at this venue.
The Windies team has performed well in the second ODI but their lineup lacks consistency. If they aim to win this fixture & clinch the series then they need an extraordinary show from both batters and 7 bowlers. While Indians will come with a full-strength team & will try their best to preserve their 20-year-old record by winning the fixture & clinching the series.
We Predict the Indian team to win this fixture.