West Indies eye better show as Virat Kohli nears 10k

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It has 17 springs, but on March 31, 2001 it seems like yesterday. It was India and Australia in Indore, and Sachin Tendulkar, in his 259 innings, was about to go where no man had ventured.

With a score of 77 for 1 and Shane Warne throwing his rippers in Indore, Tendulkar nonchalantly stroked a long trip on day 18 to pick up his 10,000th ODI race. The great man finally broke the golden number of his generation, and with that he created a new criterion in ODI cricket.

Virat Kohli has 9,919 runs in 204 entries. He is about to absolutely pulverize Tendulkar's record of fastest to five digits. He played with the attack of the West Indies in the first ODI, scoring a 107 ball and there is no reason why he can not repeat the performance in the second game as well.

Devendra Bishoo and, in particular, Ashley Nurse, Do not look like those who take ground when India is in defense. And when India is attacking, then, the economies of 7.2 and 9 in the first ODI show a fairly accurate picture. Unlike Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav or Ravindra Jadeja, who provide control, cunning and point balls in the center, Bishoo and Nurse were milked to run quite comfortably.

Question marks also hover around the batting of the West Indies. Yes, they scored 322 in Guwahati, but their batting performance was not optimal. Kieran Powell has a List A attack rating of 77 since 2013 and the list of results of List A of Shai Hope's career is less than 70. In the flat releases, those numbers will affect the eventual total of the West Indies , regardless of the solidity they bring to the head. . With Shimron Hetmyer, just a century ago, and Marlon Samuels with the ability to keep pace with the race, they could try to readjust the batting order in an attempt to publish the totals that would actually make India work harder. They are able to do it, with Rovman Powell and Holder to limit their entries, but they need their superior order to do more.

And as for India, they will want a solution, once and for all, to No. 4 to No. 6 enigma. Even so, since January 2017, they have still won 50% of all ODIs in which none of the first three obtained half a century.

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In the spotlight

The rhythm attack of India will be what coach Ravi Shastri and Kohli will see. Mohammad Shami topped 8 percent, while Khaleel Ahmed and Umesh Yadav had economic rates of 6.4. They failed to clear the tail in Guwahati after their spinners took the West Indies with eight shots down in 44th place and allowed numbers 9 and 10 to add 44 runs. With India ready to announce its squad for the last three ODIs after the game Visakhapatnam, this may be the last chance for pacers to shine.

Marlon Samuels loves to play in India. He has an average of more than 75 in the country, that is, his career average of 47.52, and he hit two hundred the last time he visited in 2014. He is a player of big games, like two finals of the World T20 Man-of- the-Match certificates attest, and with their team losing 1-0, it is imperative that Samuels stay strong through the survivals for the West Indies to level the series.

Team news

India is unlikely to make changes on its side, except for the possibility of Kuldeep's return. The doll of the left arm, which rested in Guwahati, dismissed Hetmyer three times in the series of Tests and can come to Jadeja.

India (possible): 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 MS Dhoni (week), 7 Ravindra Jadeja / Kuldeep Yadav , 8 Mohammad Shami, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Khaleel Ahmed

The West Indies have the option of using the rhythm of Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul or Obed McCoy, the fast left arm, instead of the turn of the nurse, if you want to reduce the number of surpluses thrown by the slower bowlers. Or you can choose to bring the left arm spinner Fabian Allen for a change. Batting wise, it would be cruel to leave Chanderpaul Hemraj out after only one international outing.

West Indies (possible): 1 Chanderpaul Hemraj, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Shai Hope (wk), 4 Shimron Hetmeyer, 5 Marlon Samuels, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder (capt), 8 Ashley Nurse / Fabian Allen 9 Keemo Paul / Oshane Thomas / Alzarri Joseph, 10 Devendra Bishoo, 11 Kemar Roach

Titch and conditions

Dew It could be an important factor since Visakhapatnam stretches on both sides of the east coast of India, so the first bowling could be the way to go. Especially considering that there is also a forecast of rain in the afternoon and, perhaps, a storm to follow. As for the tone, as always, Visakhapatnam is expected to have a high score.

Statistics and trivia

  • Shikhar Dhawan is 173 races to become the fastest Indian to 5,000 races in ODI

  • In seven ODI on the ground, the team that loses the pitch has never won the game [19659022] Rohit Sharma is a lone shot to equal the Tendulkar score of 195 ODI sixes. Among the Indians, only MS Dhoni (217) has more


"We have a long series, four more games, so it's a question to repeat that kind of performance, regardless of what You have to do what's best for this team. "
Jason Holder believes that Shimron Hetmyer is far from being in the ODI series

source:- espncricinfo.com

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