WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: A Series Deciding Match
WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: A Series Deciding Match

WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: A Series Deciding Match

WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: Team India is still the favourite to win the final ODI game of the fifty-over series. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be back in the XI. While the home side, West Indies will look to repeat their performance from the second match and cause another upset in this series-deciding encounter.

WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: The third and last match of this three-match series of the fifty overs format between West Indies Vs India will be thrilling because this series has been levelled to one all after West Indies won the 2nd ODI by 6 wickets.

The final ODI match of this series will be played tomorrow, Tuesday, 1st August 2023 at Brain Lara Stadium in Trinidad.

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WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: Playing XIOf Both The Teams

  • India’s Probable Playing XI - Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(wk), Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik and Mukesh Kumar.

  • Probable Playing XI of Windies – Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze, Shai Hope(c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Keacy Carty, Romario Shepherd, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, and Jayden Seales. 

WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: Pitch Report

The pitch report of the 3rd ODI match between India and West Indies says that it will be another challenging wicket to bat on just like the first two one-day international matches.

The pace bowlers will have to use a lot of slower deliveries to be successful and the spin bowlers will get a lot of help on these tracks. Winning the toss and chasing will be a better idea instead of batting first.

WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: Team’s Preview

After a disappointing show with the bat in the second match, the men in blue side will aim for a magical turnaround in the final game of this three-match one-day international series.

Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma will be back after they were rested from the previous match. In the 1st ODI as well, King Kohli didn’t come out to bat and the management promoted the younger player to regain some form.

Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma will be back after they were rested from the previous match
Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma will be back after they were rested from the previous matchImage Credit: AP

However, Ishan Kishan is the only one who has used that opportunity well in the first two matches of this series.

But the other players like Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, and Shardul Thakur have not batted well so far.

Now the management should drop SKY and Gill to include former skipper Virat and current ODI skipper HITMAN for the 3rd ODI match.

The bowling has been good from India. Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and the three pace bowlers did well in the first match of this ODI series.

But it was only Shardul Thakur who picked up three wickets and he was the pick of the Indian bowlers in that lost match. That is why Lord Thakur should be included in the final match of this ODI series.

India's Shardul Thakur
India's Shardul Thakur

The hosts, West Indies did well to make a comeback in the second one-day international match on Saturday. That win came mainly because of their bowlers.

The win in the previous game will boost the confidence of this team especially after not qualifying for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.

The bowlers of the home side had also scared the batting power house of Team India in the 2nd game.

Now the West Indies side will want to repeat the performance from the last game and win the series tomorrow. Their bowlers are in good form and they have used the conditions well in the last two games.

But the batting has been a big issue and their skipper Shai Hope needs to bat till the end to ensure a win for his struggling side. The series is levelled to one all and the home side will like to win it by a 2-1 margin.

WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: A Series Deciding Match
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WI Vs IND 3rd ODI: 11Sixes Fantasy Team

  • Batters –Shai Hope, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja

  • Bowlers –Alzarri Joseph, Kuldeep Yadav, and Gudakesh Motie

  • All-rounders – Kyle Mayers and Hardik Pandya

  • Wicket-keeper – Ishan Kishan

  • Vice-captain – Shrimron Hetmyer

  • Captain – Rohit Sharma

The 3rd and final one-day international match between West Indies Vs India will start at 7 PM according to the Indian Standard Time (IST), 2.30 PM GMT and 9.30 AM Local Time.

DD Sports will air the 3rd match live on the television channel in India. The live streaming will be shown on the mobile applications of JioCinema and FanCode. 

By: Kaushal Kowjalgi

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