Date: August 1, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
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In the third and deciding match of the ODI series, the West Indies will take on India at the Brian Lara Stadium on August 1. The hosts will be buoyant with their clinical performance in the second ODI, winning it at a canter by six wickets in Barbados, with more than 13 overs remaining in the innings. On the other side, the experiment from Team India with their playing XI, sitting out the captain Rohit Sharma, and one of the premier batters, Virat Kohli, didn’t work. With that, the upcoming final ODI between West Indies and India could be quite a closer encounter than what we would have otherwise thought of.
Brian Lara Stadium is one of the newest venues in the ODI format, where only three women's 50-overs internationals have been played till now. The totals in these matches don’t paint a pretty picture for the batter, with the average first innings score being 160. Hence, both West Indies and India’s batting lineups will have to bring their A game, to post decent runs on the board in the series decider.
Shai Hope, the captain of the West Indies, has been a consistent performer for the hosts in the ODI format for a long time. He, alongside Keacy Carty, put together a 91-run undefeated partnership, to steer the Caribbean team home in the second ODI, to force a decider. The bowling attack of the West Indies has been anchored by the left-arm orthodox spinner Gudakesh Motie, who has been ably supported by Romario Shepherd and Jayden Seales in particular.
SportsTiger Playing XI of West Indies
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze, Shai Hope (c) (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Keacy Carty, Romario Shepherd, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales
The Indian batting lineup has struggled for runs massively in this ODI series against the West Indies, except for Ishan Kishan, who has scored two back-to-back half centuries at the Kensington Oval. The decision of giving rest to the captain Rohit Sharma, and former captain Virat Kohli didn’t work for Team India since they were bundled out for a paltry score of 181. In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav were quite impressive with the ball, but they didn’t have enough runs to defend in the second innings.
SportsTiger Playing XI of India
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar
West Indies will be fancying their chances of a series win against India, thanks to their impressive showing in the second ODI with both bat and ball. But they will need to continue from where they left off, in the previous match, against the visitors, who will be looking to make amends in Trinidad too.
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