Team India would look to make amends11 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneswar Kumar will make a comeback in the team.
Yuzvendra Chahal may replace Ravindra Jadeja
After conceding a 1-0 lead to West Indies in the three-match ODI series with an 8 wicket defeat. It will be a do-or-die situation for the Virat Kohli-led India cricket team when they take on the Windies cricket in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam, on Wednesday. It was a rare game in which each of their top three batsmen KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma failed, but the batting still managed to put up a competitive total. Shreyas Iyer impressed with a knock of 70 in Chennai, while Rishabh Pant displayed a splendid performance with his maiden ODI fifty, registering 71 runs. India had posted 287 for 8 batting first, it seemed like a stiff target but Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope scored contrasting tons to make light work of the challenge. It was West Indies’ fourth consecutive ODI win in India, and India's fourth consecutive ODI loss at home. West Indies look a different side under Kieron Pollard's leadership, the intensity and clarity in roles visible in the first ODI.
The Indian team management might look to make some changes to the playing 11 and bring in wicket-taking bowler Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Ravindra Jadeja. India would like to secure the bowling department in the upcoming ODI. They would like to go in with five best bowlers available, ie Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur along with Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. It will be interesting to see if Dube holds on to his position, especially with Yuzvendra Chahal waiting on the bench. In all likelihood, India will turn to Kul-Cha to do the job which they couldn't in Chennai. Chahar had some issues with his back during West Indies' chase, and if he isn't available, India could go with Shardul Thakur. West Indies don't have much to change. Their bowlers adapted to the slow pitch well; Sheldon Cottrell, in particular, was very good, getting both Rahul and Kohli in one over. India's top-order batsmen didn't adapt to the sluggish track and West Indies cashed in.
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