West Indies vs India 2019: 2nd ODI – West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI
West Indies will be desperate to bounce back in the ODI series against India after a whitewash in the T20Is during the second game on August 11 (Sunday) at the Port of Spain in Trinidad.
West Indies have lacked consistency in recent times and has been the most unpredictable side in world cricket. They will be desperate to redeem themselves from their poor outing in the ICC World Cup 2019. For that to happen, skipper Jason Holder will have to motivate his colleagues after a 3-0 snubbing in the T20Is. The batting unit has failed to apply themselves and rally behind the bowlers which has kept them away from the desired results.
The team from the Caribbean Islands is likely to retain the same team in the second ODI in Trinidad.
Here is the predicted playing XI of West Indies for the second of the three-match ODI series against India on August 11 (Sunday) at the Port of Spain in Trinidad:
Chris Gayle is most likely playing his last ODI series. The legendary batsman will be keen to finish on a high and play some of his trademark innings to lead West Indies to a series win for the one last time.
Evin Lewis struggled badly to put runs on his back in the T20Is. He looked in fine touch in the last ODI scoring quickfire 40-odd runs before rain washed out the game. Lewis will look to keep up the form and help West Indies get a good start.
Shai Hope will be fresh from a break, and the key to West Indies’ success lies in their hand. Hope can bat long and has a happy knack of scoring big knocks and will have to show consistency against India.
Nicholas Pooran is touted as the next big thing in West Indies cricket. The southpaw needs to fire against India if the host wants to give themselves any chance of breaking their losing streak.
Shimron Hetmyer has a lot of potential but has failed to deliver in recent times. The southpaw needs to spend some time in the crease and lead the middle-order as West Indies has struggled with their batting in recent times.
Fabian Allen is an exciting talent and will be desperate to make a mark against a top-class team like India. Besides his batting, Allen is handy with his left-arm spin which will give the host variety in their bowling attack.
Carlos Brathwaite has failed to live upto the expectations in recent time. The all-rounder needs to step up his game high-time to retain his place in the playing XI. Brathwaite can play the big shots which will come in handy in the death overs for West Indies.
Jason Holder had an average time in the World Cup with the ball. After taking a break in the T20Is, the West Indies skipper will be fresh and will have to put his best foot forward to stop India’s winning run.
Roston Chase will play a significant role in this line-up. The all-rounder will provide depth in the batting order and will have to step up his game with the ball to control the middle overs.
Sheldon Cottrell has been in good form since the World Cup. The left-arm pacer will have to keep up the excellent form going to stop the Indian batters from scoring easy runs.
Kemar Roach can bowl at a good pace, and West Indies will hope their experienced fast bowler to provide with early breakthroughs as they look to secure a win in Trinidad.