After rain played spoilsport in the first one-day international between India and West Indies, all eyes will be on the second ODI which will be played at the same venue – Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain on Sunday. Shrugging off the disappointment of ICC Champions Trophy final, men in blue started the five-match ODI series on a positive note against the lowly-ranked West Indies. The hosts played a 1-1 draw against the inspiring Afghanistan team in their last One-day International (ODI) series earlier this month.
In absence of opener Rohit Sharma, the newly formed opening combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane knitted a steady 132-run stand in the first ODI to give the visitors a solid platform. Both the openers notched up crucial fifties but failed to convert it into a big one for their team. Yuvraj Singh once again flopped at No.4, but it was captain Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni who steadied the ship for the world number three side.
For West Indies, skipper Jason Holder, fast bowler Alzarri Joseph and spinner Devendra Bishoo picked up a wicket each to somehow pull things back with the ball. If the weather remains good, it will be interesting to see can the young and inexperienced West Indies side pass the litmus test against a more balanced Indian team who will be more than eager to put aside the disappointment of the past and register a comprehensive win. (SCORECARD)
WEST INDIES: Jason Holder (Captain), Kieran Powell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins, Kesrick Williams, and Rovman Powell.
INDIA: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Dinesh Karthik, and Ravindra Jadeja
The India Tour of West Indies 2017 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies has started at 06:30 PM IST, Today.
The 2nd ODI of India Tour of West Indies 2017, India vs West Indies cricket match will be played at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain.
The India vs West Indies 2017 first ODI match to be broadcast LIVE online on SonyLIV.com and TV Coverage on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Ten 1 HD and Ten 3.
The live broadcast of the first ODI match between India and West Indies has started at 06:30 PM IST, Today.