India vs West Indies is a cricket series between the two sides with a crucial ODI series in the last match. Rohit Sharma’s team beat the visitors by eight wickets in the first Test in Ahmedabad. With their winning partnership of 167 runs in the second innings, India won the series. In the second ODI, India set a modest target of 266 in the first innings. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 80. Deepak Chahar scored a brisk fifty.
The West Indies have failed to click as a batting unit in the last series. While the bowlers did a reasonable job in the first two games, they have failed miserably to get a decent total. They restricted India to 237 in 50 overs. The biggest problem has been the batting lineup, which has let them down. Though Sharma Brooks and Akil Hossain played valuable knocks, the other two, Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach have been ineffective. Kier Pollard is out with an ankle injury, but he is likely to be back in the next game.
The opening stand has been a mixed bag.
Rishabh Pant made his debut in the first ODI, and impressed with his aggression. Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul were also impressive in the first ODI, and both batted well to post respectable scores. The final ODI is expected to have a similar outcome, but India’s lackluster batting has hindered the Windies’ chances.
As for the West Indies, they have already lost two games in the series. Both games were lost for low totals, and this is because the top-order has failed to perform. Despite having a good opening order, they have struggled to make an innings in the middle. Their top order has been unable to deliver. Brandon King, Shai Hope and Darren Bravo have not provided the best start with the bat. Nicholas Pooran has also been a disappointing scorer, with an 18-run knock.
The West Indies have not clicked as a batting unit yet, and the bowlers did a good job in the first two matches.
However, their batting line-up has been a major setback, as the teams have struggled to make runs in both games. The openers, like Dhawan, have been a major source of hope for the Indian side. The opening pair is now level after four days of play.
The West Indies have struggled in both games in the series. Their top-order has not performed well. They have failed to make any significant runs in the first two games, while the second innings was lost by just a single run. Hence, the series is a must-win game for India. If they can win the first two matches and win the series, the ODI series will be a big success.
The series between India and West Indies is a tough one.
Both teams have been inconsistent throughout. While they have won most of the matches, the Windies have been unable to hit many boundaries. The series is also expected to go to extra innings. The first ODI, meanwhile, is a must-win for India. If they can win the final ODI, the series is over. After winning the first two ODI, the tourists must take the third ODI and secure a 3-2 victory.
During the first ODI, India batted first, and the Windies batted in their second innings. They had a very poor start and lacked the required confidence to keep up the pace. The third ODI is a must-win for India. There are also some other ODIs that are important for the team. The final ODI against the Windies will be a decisive game.
With a strong opening stand, India had plenty of options.
In the fourth ODI, the Windies opted to bowl first, but that was a mistake. The openers took only one wicket, and the rest were ineffective. Afterwards, the Windies lost three wickets, but they managed to score 25 runs. A good score is important, so a good opener is essential for the success of the side.