India vs West Indies 2019: 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam - India's Predicted Playing XI

Updated - 21 Dec 2019, 12:56 PM

five players, Unceremoniously dropped, Team India
India (Credits: Twitter)

India vs West Indies 2019: 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam – India’s Predicted Playing XI;  Well, no one would have expected that the Indian National Cricket Team will be heading into a 50-over  game with all the pressure on their shoulders, especially against West Indies in Indian Conditions. They are down to 0-1 and would be looking to level the series on Wednesday in Visakhapatnam.

The Virat Kohli-led side has no concerns whatsoever in their batting department, but they have all sorts of troubles in their bowling department. The bowling section never looked like containing opposition batsmen, or they never troubled them to push back while defending a tally on the board at Chennai. Following a setback in Chennai, we have figured out the Indian Predicted Playing XI for the second ODI in Visakhapatnam.

India’s Predicted Playing XI:

1. Rohit Sharma:

Rohit Sharma, India's Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

The vice-captain of India struggled in the middle in facing the fast bowlers of West Indies. He never got the timing right during his knock and ended up giving a simple catch to Kieron Pollard off Alzarri Joseph. In his favourite ground in Visakhapatnam, Rohit Sharma would like to make it big for the team. Recently, he scored a Test century in the venue.

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2. KL Rahul:

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. Credit: BCCI

He was in sublime form during T20I series. But, surprisingly, he never looked comfortable in dealing with the West Indian bowlers. He failed to glance Sheldon Cottrell neatly, which saw him giving an easy-peasy catch for Shimron Hetmyer near the pitch. This would be the last chance for KL Rahul to perform in this format, especially, with Mayank Agarwal in the lineup.

3. Virat Kohli:

India vs West Indies 2019, Indian National Cricke Team, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credits: Twitter

No one would have expected Virat Kohli to walk back with such a low tally. The flamboyant batsman was outsmarted by the slower ball of Sheldon Cottrell, which made a massive difference to the team tally during first ODI. Besides his batting, he will be the centre of attraction during the 2nd ODI in Vizag.

4. Shreyas Iyer:

Shreyas Iyer, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Shreyas Iyer (Credits – BCCI)

The Mumbai batsman came good for India on the other day at Chennai. The flamboyant batsman is continuing his good form in the 50-over format and would like to make the most of the opportunity in the second ODI as well. With top-order struggling with consistency, Shreyas Iyer will once again be the key for India.

5. Rishabh Pant:

Rishabh Pant, India vs West Indies 2019
Rishabh Pant (Credits – Twitter)

Finally, the southpaw came good for India in Chennai. Whereas the hosts had been struggling in Chennai ODI, Pant scored essential 71 runs off 69 balls. The Indian cricket followers wish to see him continue his fine performance in the upcoming game as well.

6. Shivam Dube:

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube (Credits: Twitter)

The all-rounder might get one more opportunity to make things fall in place for the team. In the first ODI, he got the chance to impress in both sections of the game, but unfortunately, he failed to perform. He might get one more chance to prove his skills.

7. Ravindra Jadeja:

India vs West Indies 2019, Indian National Cricke Team, Virat Kohli
Ravindra Jadeja. Credit: BCCI

His batting heroics in the previous series might well earn him one more chance in the team. He can be very useful batsman down the order and can threaten the batsman on his day. Though Hetmyer got under his skins, Jadeja can deliver the team in all departments of the game.

8. Yuzvendra Chahal:

Yuzvendra Chahal, India vs West Indies 2019, Ravichandran Ashwin
Yuzvendra Chahal. Credit: BCCI

Chahal will be hoping that he gets to pair up in the middle overs with Kuldeep Yadav, as the duo can do maximum damage when bowling in tandem. He will bowl to finest hitters of the West Indies’ Cricket Team. The team dearly missed him in the first ODI in Chennai.

9. Deepak Chahar:

Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket. (Credits: Twitter)

Deepak Chahar will likely get the nod once again to be part of Playing XI. After a dull show with the ball in the T20Is, Deepak Chahar looked good in 1st ODI. He would like to continue the same form in the second ODI as well.

10. Mohammed Shami:

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami (Credits: Twitter)

The flamboyant bowler looked good in bits and pieces. Bowling to a well-set batsman, Mohammed Shami looked miserable in the middle. However, he was brilliant with the new ball and troubled the batsman.

11. Kuldeep Yadav:

Sanjay Bangar
Kuldeep Yadav. Credit: Getty Images

Kuldeep can contain the opposition batsman with his mastery. Kuldeep Yadav might get hit for a few sixes, but he can be an excellent wicket-taking option for the team. He is four wickets away from becoming the fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets.

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