West Indies vs India, 2nd ODI Match Prediction2019-08-12
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Man of the Match: Virat Kohli
?West Indian opener Chris Gayle looked in terrible form in the rain curtailed first ODI
?Indian top-order Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are in excellent form and shall trouble the West Indies bowlers.
?West Indies have won only once against the Indians in the last ten games that have seen results
CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: India to win the game
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The first ODI of the three-match series was washed away by rain at Guyana after several starts and stops. In the 13 overs that the West Indian side batted in the game, they didn’t look in their best form. Indians, on the other hand, would have been happy with the way they bowled in the game as they were able to keep the line tight. Having won the T20 series 3-0 it was a good show from the side in the last game.
The problems with batting have plagued the West Indian side for a while and they have still not been able to find a settled batting order which creates problems for the team. The upcoming game would be a challenging one for the home side and it remains to be seen how they do against variety that India has in its bowling attack.
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In the short play that was possible in the last game, Jason Holder would have many worries. The way Chris Gayle approached the whole game was quite surprising to see. The side is heavily dependent on its batting and the skipper would want his batsmen to do well against the Indian bowling line-up.
Chris Gayle looked uncomfortable at the top in the last game though his partner Evin Lewis stroked the ball beautifully. They have a good batting line-up with good hitting abilities with the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Roston Chase. Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite will have to do well in the finishers’ role in the game.
Sheldon Cottrell and Jason Holder have to bowl well in the next game against the strong batting line-up that India has at the top. Kemar Roach shall have to play the role of the third seamer well. Brathwaite and Fabian Allen have to keep it tight in the middle overs and not allow the Indians to settle.
Kemar Roach, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle
Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach
Virat Kohli would be happy to have seen his bowlers bowl tight line in the last game against the West Indies. It was good to see them contain the West Indian batsman. Having won the T20 series the skipper would want his men to play hard cricket and win the next ODI and take lead in the series.
The batting order is strong with the trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli at the top of the order. The team would expect Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Kedar Jadhav to do well in the middle something the side has been struggling with for quite some time. Having Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the line-up adds to their batting order.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami have looked in great form in the last game. Kuldep Yadav also bowled well in the game. The side would want to see a better show from Khaleel Ahmed and Ravindra Jadeja in the next game and they can’t allow their opponents to settle in with the bat.
Virat Kohli, Khaleel Ahmed, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed
The weather is expected to be sunny in Port of Spain on August 11. The conditions would be perfect for batting knowing the character of the pitch. The side batting first would need to score in excess of 325 runs to feel comfortable on such a surface.
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain has seen some high scoring encounters in recent years. The pitch has gone slower which makes it pretty easy to bat on. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and the batsmen can easily hit through the line.
The sides have preferred to bat first on this surface in the last few games that have been played here. The pitch is an easy one to bat on and the spinners do well in the second innings. The side winning the toss should have no hesitation in its mind to bat first on this surface.
West Indies have one of the best batting line-ups in the world on paper but they seldom play well as a team. This was clearly visible in the T20 series where their efforts were miserable with the bat as well as the ball. The Indian sides on the other hand as looked in good form and most of their players have done well in the tour. This would make Indians favorites to win the next game.
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