West Indies vs India 2019: 3rd ODI – West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI
With 1-0 down in the series, West Indies will look pull things back and avoid another series defeat when they face India in the third and final ODI on August 14 at the Port of Spain in Trinidad. The team from the Caribbean Island went down 3-0 in the T20I series as well.
West Indies have struggled mainly due to their poor outing with the bat. Head coach Floyd Reifer also urged the middle-order batsmen to show more intensity and fight against Indian bowlers. The bowling, on the other hand, has been good with Sheldon Cottrell leading the pack but needs backing from the batting unit to finish on the winning side. The host will hope to strengthen their batting in a bid to square things off.
Jason Holder & Co is likely to make one change from their playing XI in the last ODI.
Here is the predicted playing XI of West Indies for the third of the three-match ODI series against India on August 14 (Wednesday) at the Port of Spain in Trinidad:
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Chris Gayle is most likely playing his last ODI series. The legendary batsman will be keen to finish on a high and play a trademark knock to lead West Indies to a victory for the one last time.
After struggling in the T20Is, Evin Lewis has found his touch back and is the highest scorer for his side in the ODIs. 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. He is yet to fire in the series and needs to shoulder the responsibility of putting a big score on the board.
Nicholas Pooran is touted as the next big thing in West Indies cricket. The southpaw needs to convert the starts into big knock if the host wants to avoid another series defeat against India.
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 had a good outing with the ball in the last game. The giant all-rounder needs to showcase his talent with the bat as well as West Indies aim to square things off in the series.
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.