Each international cricket series, be it two-sided, triangular or quadrilateral, is dependably a critical occasion and is not to be ignored for any reason at all.
The same stands valid for the upcoming series – the West Indies tour of India – planned to start from September 8 in Kochi. With the ICC Cricket World Cup only months away, this series is truly critical for the Indian team as this would be the last home series before the team leaves for Australia for a full visit took after quickly by the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.
The Calypso Challenge:
Each home-series for a team is a “Jewel in the Mud” as it is here where the players of the home team can play uninhibitedly and substantiate themselves deserving of being in the playing eleven, paying little heed to the stature of the rival. Same would stand valid for team India too. Notwithstanding, they should not overlook that West Indies are not a sub-standard team. In spite of the fact that they have not been so great off late, they still are a team with all the ammo to pulverize their rival in whichever base they play in.
Remembering their amazing track record in the sub-mainland and with the vast majority of their players habituated to the Indian conditions, politeness the Indian Premier League (IPL), they can represent a monstrous test to the Indians and it won’t be an astonishment in the event that they can result in a steamed at vanquishing the Indian team on their home-turf.
Regardless of the possibility that the team is without unpredictable batsman Chris Gayle and their turning trump-card as Sunil Narine, the team still includes Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Ravi Rampaul among other people who can even now turn out to be lethal. Consequently, it would be shrewd for India not to escape as a home-series or two big-firearms lost from the rival’s squad and must treat them as a hungry predator in their yard.
Indian Players to watch out for:
As the Indian squad was affirmed for the initial three ODI’s against the Windies, the main note-capable incorporation was Kuldeep Yadav, separated from which it’s an unaltered squad.
Kuldeep Yadav: Being India’s just Chinaman, he would clearly be the man to watch out for, provided he is used well by captain MS Dhoni. With an economy of around 6.13 in T20’s and 14 wickets from only nine matches, he is a jewel of a spinner. His amazing stretch in the IPL and the as of late closed Champions League T20 (Clt20) with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has earned him a call into the national side and he will anticipate defending the selector’s choice with the World Cup months away.
Shikhar Dhawan: The opening batsman has a decent lot of ability and was a bad dream for the bowlers amid the ICC Champions Trophy held in England a year ago. His amazing stretch helped team India to lift the trophy for the second time. Then again, he has not been in the same structure off of late, however the selectors have provided for him a shot. With the World Cup a couple of months away, its a great stage for him to showcase his ability by and by to the selectors on the off chance that he would favor his chances for a ticket to Australia and New Zealand. With a normal of 42.53 and strike-rate of 89.67 in the Odi’s, he unquestionably would be the player to watch out.
Virat Kohli: The charming center request batsman for India has been a sensation for the team since he made his presentation six years back. With 5,688 runs in 138 matches at normal of 51.24 and a strike-rate of 89.63, Kohli has been a perpetual part of the Indian center request squad and conveys practically every time he takes to the pleat. He has been marginally rotten in the late months, principally because of an un-noteworthy voyage through England where he neglected to convey in either the Tests or the Odis. Kohli would look to recapture his lost certainty back in the home track before he sets out toward the World Cup. On the other hand, taking a gander at his details, with a normal of 51.24 and a strike-rate of 89.63, the selectors would discover it genuinely hard to disregard him for the World Cup squad.
Amit Mishra: Making his rebound to the Indian squad after just about six months, Mishra is an alternate leg-spinner to watch out for. His noteworthy spell in the ICC World T20 held in Bangladesh recently had him in the radar of the choice board for the home series not long from now. While playing the warm-up tie as of late for India A against the visiting Windies team, he inspired again with the ball, asserting three for only 26. With an economy of 4.5 and 42 wickets in only 29 matches, Amit Mishra can bother the rival batting line-up significantly and represent an extraordinary intimidation-cum-challenge for different spinners in the squad to win a spot in the World Cup squad.
In general, India has been great with the batting line-up as the vast majority of their top batsmen have substantiated themselves over the period this season with a decent batting execution. Nonetheless, bowling remains a territory of concern. Despite the fact that India have big-weapons in the knocking down some pins line-up with any semblance of Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma and others, the main issue that remaining parts is the consistency of these bowlers which has been periodical.
With the World Cup practically around the bend, Team India would need its bowlers to convey. Nothing could be a finer open door than the home series against the Windies as the selectors would be observing them nearly. The bowlers need to get their demonstration perfectly fine contributes World Cup has Australia and New Zealand are appropriately customized to suit the quick bowlers, and accordingly the team administration would give the seamers abundant practice before the beginning of the competition.