India has a chance to win last year's ODI series for the fourth time in a row
3 ODI series between India and West Indies 1-1
Dainik BhaskarDec 22, 2019, 01:02 PM IST Sports Desk. The final and decisive match of the 3 ODIs between India and the West Indies will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday. Team India has a chance to win the last ODI series of the year for the fourth consecutive time. The series is currently 1-1. The Indian team has won the final ODI series of the year three times at home. India last defeated South Africa 3–2 in the 5 ODIs in their home country in October 2015. At the same time, Team India ended 2018 by winning the 5-ODI series 3–1 against the West Indies.
The first match of the current series was played in Chennai, with the West Indies winning by 8 wickets. The second ODI was played in Visakhapatnam. In this, the Indian team defeated the Windies by 107 runs to equalize the series. Fielding of Team India was extremely poor in both these matches, which is a matter of concern for captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri.
India won final ODI series of the year for three consecutive times
There have been 132 matches between India-West Indies head to head India and West Indies so far. In these, Team India won 63 matches and lost in as many matches. 6 matches were inconclusive. In 2019, India have won 18 of the total 27 ODIs so far, while 8 have lost. The West Indies have won 10 of the 27 matches during this period, while 14 have lost.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dubey, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (captain), Sunil Ambareesh, Shai Hope, Khairi Pierre, Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Chemo Paul and Hayden Walsh Jr. .