Date: 24 July 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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After an absolute thriller in the first of the three-match ODI series on Friday, India and West Indies will now face off in the second ODI on Sunday. Ultimately, India did manage to win the opening match by 3 runs but as the home team captain suggested that even their loss felt like a win in many ways. If the first match was the trailer of the series, this is set to be a blockbuster of an ODI series with the second game coming your way on July 24.
After the first match of the series, there is more clarity on the kind of team balance that both sides are looking at. Moreover, the players in form should walk into the Fantasy XI in the second match. This means India’s half-centurions Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer should all find a place in the XI. From West Indies too in the batting department, Brandon King and should be in consideration for a place in the side while Pooran can be considered given his reputation.
Among wicketkeepers, Shai Hope and Sanju Samson are the choices that an individual has but with Hope slated to bat at the top of the order for the home team, he has the chance to fetch more points and hence could be given preference. Kyle Mayers and Romario Shepherd who almost took the Men from the Caribbean over the line in the first ODI and India’s Axar Patel are the all-rounder choices with the West Indian options certainly in some fine form.
Among the bowlers, the choices are plenty but Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur scalped 2 wickets each for India in the opening game and Gudakesh Motie and Alzarri Joseph finished with 2 wickets each for West Indies. So it could be a tough choice to make especially with someone like Akeal Hosein also in the list to choose from.
Probable Playing XI:
West Indies: Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales
India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Head to head
Wicketkeepers: Shai Hope, Sanju Samson
Batters: Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders: Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Alzarri Joseph
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