Windies vs India ODI series: India Predicted XI
Who will bat at number four?
Published - Aug 8, 2019 11:42 am
Updated - Aug 8, 2019 11:42 am
The T20I series is done and dusted. The Virat Kohli-led India absolutely thrashed the West Indies as they won the series 3-0. There were a few new names in the T20 side and there are a few more changes to the 50-over side as well. The two wrist-spinners will be back in the squad as the likes of Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar and Rahul Chahar head back. Moreover, Mohammed Shami is also returning to the side.
India will be playing an ODI series after two years in the Caribbean. The last time they played here was after the loss in the 2017 Champions Trophy final. They won that five-match ODI series 3-1 and mostly dominated the series. Thus, with the ODI series all set to kick-off, India will be looking to extend their dominance in the 50-over format as well on this tour.
Here’s India’s predicted XI for the ODI series:
India’s vice-captain has been in fine form in the recent past. Rohit Sharma was the leading run-getter in the 2019 World Cup. He amassed 648 runs at an average of 81.00. The Mumbai right-hander struck five centuries as well which is the most by any batsman in the history of the tournament.
Rohit continued that form in the T20I series as well. He looked in fine touch and in fact, was one of the very few batsmen who looked at ease on a sluggish pitch in Florida. He top-scored for India in both games he played and was striking the ball beautifully.
Moreover, Rohit will be playing an ODI in the Caribbean after six years. He last toured there in 2013 for the tri-series and was rested in 2017. Also, West Indies is one of the few countries where Rohit hasn’t scored a ton. Thus, he will be eyeing to set the record straight.