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Can West Indies keep India from 5-0 scoreline?

13 Aug 2019, 23:42 GMT+10


In the spotlight

From the start of 2018 to the start of the World Cup, Shai Hope scored 1460 runs in 28 ODIs at an average of 66.36. More than half those runs came in just eight innings, while opening the batting. At the World Cup, where he batted mostly at No. 3, Hope had lukewarm returns - 274 runs at 34.25. After being dismissed for 5 in the second ODI, Hope will look forward to getting back among the runs.

Fifteen wickets in five innings. A bowling average of 6.73, a strike rate of 14.0. Only Curtly Ambrose has more wickets than Bhuvneshwar Kumar at Queen's Park Oval. With the game in the balance, it was his three wickets in seven balls that turned the second ODI in India's favour. India will be hoping for an encore from the swing bowler.

Team news

Evin Lewis scored 65 in the second ODI but struggled with his calf injury. If he doesn't get fit in time for Wednesday's game, John Campbell might replace him in the playing XI.

West Indies (probable): 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Evin Lewis/John Campbell, 3 Shai Hope (wk), 4 Shimron Hetmyer, 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Roston Chase, 7 Jason Holder (capt), 8 Carlos Brathwaite, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Sheldon Cottrell, 11 Oshane Thomas

With the series still not decided, India might once again field an unchanged XI.

India (probable): 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Khaleel Ahmed, 11 Kuldeep Yadav

Pitch and conditions

The weather is expected to be humid once again, with a forecast for showers throughout the day. Although teams batting first have won five of the last six completed ODIs here, the chance of rain might tempt the captains to bat second.

The match will be played on the same pitch the last one.

Stats and trivia

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