WI Vs IND 2nd ODI Match Preview: The three-match One-Day International series between West Indies and India had started on a good note. The first ODI was played in Port of Spain, and India won the match by just three runs.
India batted first and scored 308 runs. The men in blue amassed this score because of half-centuries from Skipper Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer. The home side fell three runs short of achieving this target.
The second ODI will be played on Sunday, 24th July 2022, at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. 11Sixes gives another opportunity for sports fantasy online players to try their luck. 11Sixes is a Fantasy gaming mobile application, which is free to download on IOS and Android devices.
Match – India Tour of West Indies 2022 – West Indies Vs India Second ODI
Day and Date – Sunday, 24th July 2022
Toss Time – 6.30 PM IST, 1 PM GMT and 9 AM Local
Match Time – 7 PM IST, 1.30 PM GMT, and 9.30 AM Local
Venue - Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
India had a great escape in the first One-Day International against West Indies. Despite the promising start given by skipper Dhawan and Gill, India managed to post just 308 runs in their quota of fifty overs.
Dhawan scored 97 runs and missed a well-deserved century by just three runs, and Shubman Gill scored 64 runs and broke a 25-year-old record of Master Blaster Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.
Shreyas Iyer also batted well after an unfortunate run out of Shubman Gill. Iyer scored 54 runs. But the middle-order players like Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, and Deepak Hooda failed to take the score up towards the 330-run mark.
When Gill, Dhawan, and Iyer batted, the score seemed to go up to at least 330 runs. Due to the middle order failure, India could manage only 308 runs in the end.
In the next ODI, the middle-order batters need to step up, and they also should not waste a good start just like they did on July 22.
India also lacked the finishing kick towards the end because Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel were clean bowled at the wrong time.
Shardul Thakur couldn’t do much as he had come when the innings were about to finish.
Shardul Thakur has proven himself as a batsman at the International level. Thakur can also be considered the finisher in limited-over cricket. In the absence of Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul should be promoted up the order after Deepak Hooda.
Axar Patel is also a handy batsman lower down the order. The spin bowling all-rounder has hitting skills and can also provide some lusty blows towards the end of an innings.
But Shardul has become a better batsman, and India should allow Lord Thakur to bat up ahead of Axar Patel in the remaining two ODI matches.
Sanju Samson should use the limited chances to shine. He has been picked ahead of Ishan Kishan in the first match, and Sanju will not get more opportunities.
India can pick Ishan Kishan and make him bat at number three just like they did in Sri Lanka last year. Ishan at number three will be an attacking option.
India has given four ODI games for Prasidh Krishna. But he hasn't done that well for them. India can add Avesh Khan or Arshdeep Singh in their ODI playing XI for the next game.
Avesh Khan should get the first nod because he has done well in the shortest format. Avesh Khan has the speed and accuracy. The UP pace bowler can also do a decent job in the depth overs. So, Avesh Khan would be an ideal replacement for Prasidh Krishna in the fast bowling department.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Avesh Khan.
The hosts almost pulled off a dramatic run chase. After the ODI series whitewash against Bangladesh, West Indies has come back strongly and started the series with a competitive fight.
The West Indies bowlers looked lost when Dhawan, Gill, and Iyer were going strong. But they picked up the wickets of set batters and allowed their team to make a comeback in the match.
In the second One-Day International, West Indies will want their bowlers to shine as they did in the first ODI.
The batters came well after Shai Hope was dismissed early. Skipper Pooran too scored just 25 runs, and the home side will want their main batters, Hope and Pooran, to contribute even more in the remaining two matches of this series.
Kyle Mayers and Brandon King slammed half centuries to keep the Windies in the contest. Sharmah Brooks also scored vital 46 runs, and the lower order also contributed, which almost scared the Indian bowlers.
West Indies needs a collective effort like these in the upcoming games of the limited overs format.
West Indies can pick Keemo Paul in their playing XI for the second One-Day International. Paul can replace Jayden Seales in the next game.
Paul has the experience, and he can dismantle this Indian batting lineup. West Indies should aim to level the series after a fighting loss in the first ODI.
Shai Hope, Brandon King, Sharmah Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, and Keemo Paul.
Suryakumar Yadav – The Indian middle order batter failed to shine in the first match of the series. But now he should aim to step up as the batter in the second match.
India needs their middle-order batters to come good to post a competitive score if they bat first again, and Surya holds the key for the men in blue side.
Brandon King – The hard hitter Windies batter scored 54 runs, allowing West Indies to pave their way back into the match.
Brandon King is a middle-order batter for the West Indies, and he can take control of the proceedings because he has all the shorts which can take the game away from the opposition.
Shardul Thakur – The pace bowler didn’t get any chance to showcase his talent with the bat. But Shardul Thakur is a useful bowler in the ODIs for India.
Lord Thakur picked up two wickets in the last match, and the visitors will want more from this young pace bowler. Dhawan can also use Shardul as the new ball bowler with Mohammed Siraj and see what he can do.
Gudakesh Motie – The Windies bowlers did a decent job in the first ODI. But a lot is expected from them in the second match of this three-match series.
Motie is a talented bowler, and now he needs to deliver the good as India will eye for a series win in the 2nd match.
It's on the West Indies team to level the series to one all. For that, Gudakesh Motie should contribute even more than the first match.
The second One-Day International Match will also be played at the same venue and ground where the first match was played on Friday.
The pitch is said to be a high-scoring, and it is balanced for the batters and bowlers.
Batters – Suryakumar Yadav, Shai Hope, and Brandon King
Bowlers – Keemo Paul, Mohammad Siraj, and Yuzvendra Chahal
All-rounders – Axar Patel and Kyle Mayers
Wicket-keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Vice-captain – Shreyas Iyer
Captain – Alzarri Joseph