India vs West Indies 2017: West Indies Field First, Both Teams Unchanged
After a delay of two hours, finally, the toss ceremony was done at the Queen’s Park Oval, where West Indies won the toss and their skipper Jason Holder had no hesitation in opting to bowl first, keeping the forecast of rain in mind. Both the teams were unchanged. As a result of persistent rain, the game was cut down to 43 over per side.
There was a bit a bit of confusion ahead of the toss ceremony as Rishabh Pant did receive his maiden ODI cap and was also having wicket-keeping practice but Virat Kohli surprised everyone by announcing that India will go in the game with no change in the team. The second confusion was when first it was announced that it was a 45 over game but later, it was announced that 43 overs will be bowled in one inning.
There is a forecast of showers in the afternoon but the players will hoping rain god to stay away, so as we can have a full game of cricket, especially Kuldeep Yadav who made his debut in the last game which was washed out.
The pitch for the game is expected to be bit damp, with less bounce. So like forecasted in the first game, spinners might have a big role play in this game.
Captain’s talk –
Virat Kohli: ‘No changes for us as well, we were professional in the first match, like Jason said, there will be some early moisture – but we can’t control the toss. Kuldeep has dine well in the Test arena, he’s a wrist spinner and will come handy over here. We need to take responsibility as a team, we have to do the basics right and put in a good performance.’
Jason Holder: ‘We will field first. There should be some early morning moisture. We are going with the same team – did a reasonable job in the first match. Our fielding in the first match was pretty good, looking forward to a good outing here.’
Playing XI –
India: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
Windies: Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope(w), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins.
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