West Indies suffered a six-wicket defeat against India in the first match of the ODI series on Sunday. The batsmen succumbed to an impressive bowling display from the Indians. They were bundled out for just 176 runs in the first innings.
The bowlers fought hard and picked four wickets in the second innings but there just weren’t enough runs on the board to defend. It will be interesting to see if they make any changes to their playing XI for the next game. In this article, let’s take a look at our predicted playing XI of the West Indies Cricket Team for the second ODI.
IND vs WI: West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI Against India– India vs West Indies 2022, 2nd ODI
Openers: Brandon King and Shai Hope
For Brandon King, the ongoing ODI is his first in India. One could understand that it isn’t going to be easy for him to play on these turning tracks. He scored 13 runs in the first but is likely to get two more opportunities to showcase his talent in the series.
His ally, Shai Hope, however, is an experienced campaigner and he needs to take responsibility for giving the team good starts with the bat. He hit 2 fours in the last game and got out while trying to hit the third one.
Middle-Order: Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran
All three succumbed to an impressive bowling display from Indian spinners. S Brooks exhibited outstanding performances in the last ODI series at home against Ireland. He, however, got out of a superb delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal after scoring 12 off 26.
Nicholas Pooran now has experience of 35 One-Day Internationals but his recent form suggests he lacks consistency. Being a senior member of the team, the southpaw needs to play a bit more responsibly. Darren Bravo also got out cheaply but is likely to be persisted for the second ODI.
All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder and Fabien Allen
Skipper, Kieron Pollard got out on the very first ball he faced in the first ODI as he looked to hit it for a six. Being the captain of the side, one demands him to be a bit more responsible. Former skipper, Jason Holder, on the other hand, played a wonderful knock of 57 runs in 71 deliveries in the last match. He would be brimming with confidence and will be a tough nut to crack for India.
Bowlers: Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, and Kemar Roach
In just 13 ODIs, Akeal Hosein has made a great impact with his outstanding performances. In the first ODI on Sunday, he troubled Indian batsmen on a number of occasions and returned with figures of 1 for 46 runs in 9 overs. Alzarri Joseph also bowled well for his figures of 2 for 45 in 7 overs.
Kemar Roach didn’t have a great outing with the ball as he conceded 41 runs in 5 overs without a wicket to his name. West Indies could replace him in the next game but might resist doing that.