West Indies will face India in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series on 9th February, Wednesday. India currently leads the series 1-0 after victory in the 1st ODI.
India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI on Sunday. Chasing a target of 177 runs, India reached 178 for four in 28 overs.
Opener Rohit Sharma Scored 60 runs off 51 deliveries. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda set up an unbeaten partnership to win the match for India. Initially, a four-wicket haul by Yuzvendra Chahal helped India bowl out West Indies for 176 in 43.5 overs.
West Indies will be a very disappointed side after having gone down without any fight whatsoever in the first ODI.
After being invited to bat first, Windies line-up crumbled for a below-par 176 in 43.5 overs.
West Indies kept losing wickets in the middle overs and were reeling at 79/7 at one stage.
However, smart batting by Jason Holder and Fabien Allen helped Windies reach a respectable total.
Holder was dismissed on 57(71), Fabien Allen scored 29(43)
They are at the back of a series loss to Ireland in their home and they are in grave danger of missing out on direct qualification for the 2023 world cup in India.
Romario Shepherd will most likely play in the 2nd ODI in place of Kemar Roach, Odean Smith might get a look in in place of Darren Bravo as he strengthens their bowling attack. but they are At least Chance to make a change due to a one-off match.
Jason Holder is expected to bat higher up the order in this game after an impressive outing in 1st ODI. Akeal Hosein could be the game changer for West Indies.
IND v WI : WI Probable Playing XI FOR 2nd ODI :
WI playing 11 (Probable) : 1 Shai Hope, 2 Brandon King, 3 Shamarh Brooks, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Kieron Pollard (c), 6 Jason Holder, 7 Fabian Allen, 8 Romario Shepherd, 9 Odean Smith,10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Akeal Hosein
India and West will face off each other in three ODIs and three T20Is. All the 3 ODIs will be played in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on February 6, 9, 11 at 1.30 PM IST while all the T20Is will take place in Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens on February 16, 18, 20 at 7.30 PM IST.
The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), which will be hosting the three ODIs, has already stated that the matches will be played behind closed doors due to the current COVID-19 situation.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD :
IND vs WI ODIs Head-to-Head India and West Indies have faced off against each other 134 times in One Day Internationals. IND have the edge in the head-to-head record, winning 65 games while WI have 63 wins to their name. Two matches have tied while four have ended in no result.
LAST 5 MATCHES
- India won by 6 Wickets With (22 overs remaining) – 06-Feb-2021
- India won by 4 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) – 22-Dec-2019
- India won by 107 runs – 18-Dec-2019
- West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining) – 15-Dec-2019
- India won by 6 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method) – 14-Aug-2019
India ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan
India T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.
West Indies ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh.
West Indies T20I squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh.