West Indies vs  India: Third ODI Preview
West Indies vs India: Third ODI Preview

Team India will look to clinch the three-match ODI series with a win against hosts West Indies tomorrow. After the first ODI was abandoned due to rain, Virat Kohli scored a fine hundred in the second game, which saw the Men in Blue go 1-0 up in the series. The skipper's 42nd ODI ton helped India post an above-par total of 279 for seven in their 50 overs, which proved a daunting task for the inconsistent Windies batting attack. The loss continued the West Indies' poor ODI form—they had won just two games in the recent World Cup—and will now need a dominating performance to get the better of the visiting side.

The track is expected to break up in the second innings, and, thus, toss could play a crucial role. Win the toss and bat first is usually the mantra here, as run-scoring in the second half gets difficult. 

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Wicket-keeper: Nicholas Pooran (9 credits) 

Pooran had a good outing in the second ODI, as he scored 42 runs with the bat. He shared an important partnership with Evin Lewis, who scored a fifty last time around, and if Pooran had not been dismissed, Windies were in with a chance. Pooran's career batting average that hovers around 45 further shows how useful he is, and Windies will expect a lot from him. 

Batsman: Virat Kohli (10.5 credits) 

The finest ODI batsman in the world at the moment, Virat Kohli struck his 42nd ODI ton in the last

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Sarah Waris
This postgraduate in English Literature has taken on the tough task of limiting the mystic world of sports to a few hundred words. A self-confessed Kohli 'bhakt,' she falls in the category who believe that he has long surpassed the greats, yes even Tendulkar!
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