Well, if Team India thought they’ll have an easy ride against a stuttering West Indies side, they were wrong. Yes, India were victorious in the first ODI by 3 runs, but a lot of questions need to be answered.
How the series opener unfolded
India played well in bits and pieces, but West Indies gave them a run for their own money. With the series on the line, the caravan now shifts towards the second ODI of the series at Port of Spain, Trinidad, on July 24.
The home side won’t be entirely disappointed with how things panned out. They showed grit and determination and will be looking to cross the winning line this time around. As far as the visitors are concerned, they’ll be eager to continue the good work and will aim to clinch the series.
Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Date & Time: July 24, 7:00 PM IST
Live streaming: Fancode, Doordarshan
Pitch Report: If we go by what transpired in the opening fixture at the same venue, then expect a high-scoring encounter once again. The pitch at this venue is generally good for batting, but will assist the spinners as the game progresses.
CREX XI Suggestion:
Wicket-Keeper: Sanju Samson
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Brandon King, Shreyas Iyer, Nicholas Pooran
All-Rounders: Romario Shepherd, Deepak Hooda
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Siraj
Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Vice-Captain: Akeal Hosein