Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Credits: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team will have a chance to create history on Sunday (July 24). If the Men in Blue manages to beat the West Indies in the 2nd ODI and seal the three-match series, then it will be the 12th back-to-back One-Day series win for an Indian team against the West Indies, which will be a new world record.

India won the first game against West Indies by a slender margin of three runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, and on Sunday (July 24) in the second match, they would like to continue the winning run and seal another series against the two-time former World Cup winners in their own backyard.

India National Cricket Team
India National Cricket Team (Credits: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan Led India Have The Chance To Create A New Record Of Most Bilateral ODI Series Wins Against A Single Opponent

If Shikhar Dhawan’s Team India defeats the Caribbean team in Port of Spain on Sunday, they will win the three-match series and set a new world record for the most consecutive bilateral ODI series wins against a single opponent.

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India has won 11 back-to-back ODI duels against the Men in Maroon up till now since the start of 2007 and on Sunday if they manage to win another series, it will be India’s 12th in a row and it will be a new world record in ODI cricket history. At the moment, India is tied with Pakistan, who also have won 11 back-to-back ODI series against Zimbabwe. But if India wins today (July 24), then the Men in Blue will take the numero uno position.

In the series opener, Indian top order batters impressed with their show and scored half-centuries, and the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer would like to maintain that form. The middle-order batsmen failed to build on the strong side and guide India to a big total in the series opener, but on Sunday, they would also hope to present a better display of themselves.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Credits: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan scored a match-defining 97 in the first ODI of the ongoing three-match series against the West Indies and was awarded Man of the Match. Shikhar Dhawan’s 97 of 99 balls consisted of 10 fours and 3 sixes. Shikhar Dhawan will be disappointed after missing out on a century but will look to carry on in the same vein in the next 2 ODIs.

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Since star all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja is not yet fit to feature in the starting XI, as per BCCI’s information, the Indian team is unlikely to make any changes in the combination and play the same team that was able to restrict West Indies to 305 runs in the opening clash.

West Indies Had Suffered An Embarassing 0-3 Defeat At Home Against Bangladesh

The West Indies came into this series on the back of an embarrassing 0-3 defeat at home against Bangladesh, and in the first match, they lost again. Nicholas Pooran-led West Indies would be eager to break the losing trend and go level with India.
West Indies
West Indies. Image Credits: Twitter
Their batters did well in the first match by batting through 50 overs, something which they were not able to do against Bangladesh last week. But if they want to take the series to a decider, they have to do a bit better than last time around and win the game.
Chasing a record target, the West Indies could only score 305 for 6 in 50 overs. Kyle Mayers top-scored for the home side with 75 while Shamarh Brooks and Brandon King contributed 46 and 54 respectively.

India 308 for 7 (Dhawan 97, Gill 64, Iyer 54, Motie 2-54, Joseph 2-61) beat West Indies 305 for 6 (Mayers 75, King 54, Thakur 2-54, Siraj 2-56) by three runs