West Indies v India 2nd ODI Tips, Preview and Predictions - Victory crucial after delayed start

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Only 13 overs were possible in Guyana, as West Indies and India kicked off their three-match ODI series with a no-result and the action now moves to Trinidad for the last two ODIs at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. 

With both sides eager to step out of their ICC WC 2019 disappointment, we are sure to have a humdinger.

Interestingly, the Windies have a bigger sense of responsibility to stay ahead. They haven’t won an ODI series for 20 series now, and Jason Holder can’t afford to add to that count. India have their own ‘team composition’ problems to address, of course.

West Indies


The highest opening stand in ten ODIs was the only solace for the Windies from Guyana. Questions continue to hover around Chris Gayle’s continued presence in the side – especially after he laboured to a 31-ball-4 in the first ODI.

Their problems, however, are deeper than this. Captain Holder expects his batsmen to take more responsibility and not just stick to eye-catching hits. As was evident through the T20I series, a very high dot-ball percentage is something the hosts need to improve straight away.

India


With a long-term solution to number-four in view, India put Shreyas Iyer in the mix and should continue to do so. All eyes will be on how Rishabh Pant will continue to mix his aggression with calculated precision. With Shikhar Dhawan returning to the fold, India have their top-order in place.

Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami excelled in the little time they got in the abandoned Guyana ODI. The duo will once again be at the heart of India’s bowling charge, as the visitors look to extend their good form.

Match Up


Rotation of strike hasn’t been a natural progression for the Windies batsmen. With the side struggling to control the dot-balls, it will be interesting to see how they come up with a solution. Regardless, India will look to tick their own boxes of improvements – number four, middle-order slots and Kuldeep’s form.

History & Statistics


  • Windies have lost their last six completed ODIs at this venue, since their last win in April 2008.
  • Windies have lost their last four completed H2Hs at this venue, since their last win in May 2006.
  • Windies have lost five of their last eight completed home ODIs (W5, L3).
  • In seven of the last 11 completed ODIs at this venue, the chasing side has won.
  • India have lost their last three completed bilateral ODIs, but have won six of their last seven completed away bilateral ODIs.
  • India have won five of the last seven completed H2Hs (W5, T1, L1).

Key Players


Shimron Hetmyer didn’t have a great T20I series with scores of 0, 6* & 1 (recent). He will be desperate for a hit in the middle to show his worth.
Virat Kohli needs 19 runs to go past Javed Miandad as the player with most ODI runs against the Windies. He currently has 1,912 runs in 33 innings (Avg. 70.81, SR 96.27, 10x50, 7x100) against them.

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