The second match of the three-match ODI series between India and West Indies is being played in Visakhapatnam. This match is do or die for India. West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has won the toss and decided to bowl first. In this case, till the time of writing the news, the Indian team has scored 100 runs without loss after 20 overs. Currently, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are present at the crease.
Indian innings, KL Rahul’s Fifty
Opening after losing the toss and batting first, the Indian team gave openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul a modest start. Together they scored 92 runs in 16 overs. During this time, KL Rahul completed his half-century in just 46 balls.
Two in the West Indies and one change in the Indian team
Both West Indies and India have changed for today’s match. The West Indies have made two changes while India have made one change. Shivam Dubey, who made his previous ODI debut in the Indian team, has been dropped and Shardul Thakur has been named in the playing eleven. In the West Indies team, injured opener Evin Lewis and bowler Carrie Pierre have returned. Bowlers Hayden Walsh and Sunil Ambrose have not been named in the playing eleven for this match.
India’s playing eleven
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mo. Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja.
West Indies playing XI
Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (captain), Jason Holder, Chemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell and Khairi Pierre.
The first match of the series was won by West Indies and they have a 1-0 lead. By winning today’s match, India would like to compete in the series. If this team loses, then their dream of winning the series will be broken. In the first ODI played in Chennai, India won by 8 wickets.
India’s top order had failed in this match. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli were unsuccessful in scoring runs. The team’s bowling also did not have an edge. Two batsmen played a century in the West Indies side. Opener Shai Hope had scored an unbeaten 102, while Shinron Hetmyer had scored 139 runs.