India took an unassailable lead beating West Indies by 59 runs via DLS method in the second ODI at the Port of Spain in Trinidad. The Men in Blues will look to produce another clinical effort in the third and final ODI later today to seal another series win against the host. Meanwhile, Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav is on the verge of registering a massive record during the third game.
The young left-arm spinner has been a key campaigner for his side since India’s defeat in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. Kuldeep Yadav has shared an outstanding partnership with Yuzvendra Chahal, and both of them played a significant role in Virat Kohli & Co’s recent dominance in the limited-overs format. After a poor outing in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019, the Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer has found his form in the ongoing series against West Indies.
Kuldeep picked the lone wicket of Chris Gayle in the opening ODI which was a washout soon after the dismissal of the opener. The young Kuldeep Yadav was also at his best during the second game claiming two important wickets. He already has 96 wickets in just 53 ODIs. Kuldeep needs just four wickets to reach a hundred ODI wickets. This will make him the fastest Indian to scale 100 wickets in ODI matches. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami currently holds the record in 56 ODIs.
Speaking about the game, India will look to Shreyas Iyer to offer consistency and solve their long-time middle-order problems. Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant needs to show maturity and lead the middle-order if he aims to fill in the big shoes of MS Dhoni. The bowling has been clinical, and India under Virat Kohli will hope to clinch another series win and move forward to the Test matches high on confidence.