West Indies will have a lot to play for when they go up against India in the third and final ODI on August 14 (Wednesday) at Port of Spain in Trinidad. Virat Kohli & Co won the second ODI convincingly beating the host by 59 runs by DLS method to take a 1-0 lead after a washout in the first game.

India produced a clinical effort riding on skipper Virat Kohli’s outstanding century. However, it was Shreyas Iyer’s matured knock in the middle, which was the most positive outcome for the visitors. Iyer needs to show consistency to seal that middle-order spot for himself. The bowling also looked clinical with everyone chipping in with useful contributions. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has his task cut out if he hopes to fill in the big shoes of MS Dhoni.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Credit: AFP

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On the other hand, West Indies will have to revamp their batting and step up to the occasion. Coach Floyd Reifer also talked about the same after the second game and urged his middle-order to show more intensity. It is their batting which has hurt them since the World Cup and West Indies need to solve this problem high time. The bowling; however, has been good led by Sheldon Cottrell, who will hope to keep up the excellent work.

Here is the predicted playing XI of India for the third of the three-match ODI series against West Indies on August 14 (Wednesday) at the Port of Spain in Trinidad:

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Here are Dream11 Fantasy League Tips:

First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. Dream11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss. Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides.

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Nicholas Pooran. Credit: Getty Images

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Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team will 1.5 times the points. Thus, it is imperative to select the big in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain. It is also crucial to get top-order batsmen in the team as they are likely to score the significant chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.

Injury update

There is no news of injury from both – India and West Indies camp.

India’s Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed

West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI:

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach

Pitch Report

The Trinidad wicket has produced a fair competition between bat and ball. There will be something for everybody, making it an exciting encounter. With the forecast of slight drizzle, the wicket can be on the slower sides as both teams – India and West Indies are likely to opt to field first after winning the toss.

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