India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: India aim for a better performance against West Indies

Hosts India will need to improve their game after securing a tie against West Indies in the second one-day game of the series played at Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli smashed his 36th ton in limited-overs cricket before Shai Hope produced a sublime century saw the game go down to the wire.

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Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were dismissed for low scores in the second game of the series. The duo will certainly keen to produce big runs in this game after securing a tie against West Indies. Sharma is probably the one player, who can produce something special due to his superlative performances during this current year.

Dhawan needs to get runs after producing low scores in the first two games of the one-day series. Left-hander certainly score big runs with the bat in this game. Indian Captain Virat Kohli completed 10,000 runs in limited-overs cricket. He smashed 157 runs to see India post a competitive score on the board. Kohli is certainly a cut above the rest in terms of performances at the moment.

Ambati Rayudu also chipped with crucial knock of 80 runs and might have answered India’s problems in the middle-order. MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant have yet to get proper to showcase their abilities with the bat.

In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Shami bowled well for India. Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav and Ravendra Jadeja will be other bowlers for this game.

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On the other hand, West Indies missed a big chance and should have won the previous game. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer produced splendid performance in the game to see West Indies dominate the proceedings in the chase. The visitors lost the plot at the end to see the game end in a tie.

Kieran Powell, Marlon Samuels and Chandrapaul Hemraj have chipped in with runs for West Indies in the first two games of the one-day series. Off-spinner Ashley Nurse and Devendra Bishoo were economical in the second game and didn’t allow Indian batsmen to get away with easy runs.

Kemar Roach and Jason Holder will be pace options for West Indies for this game. Kemo Paul might replace Oshane Thomas in this fixture in the West Indies XI.


BCCI has announced the 15 man squad for 3rd, 4th and 5th ODI match.

After the 2nd ODI, India wants to make some changes in their bowling lineup. India have name their squad for the last three one-day games as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah have been included in the setup. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah, India will be more powerful.

India squad: Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Lokesh Rahul, Umesh Yadav

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Likely XI: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope (wk), Marlon Samuels, Jason Holder (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemo Paul/Oshane Thomas.

Likely XI: MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant.