The Indian cricket team would have to prove their mettle for one last time before they head for the tours down under. One solitary victory is all that’s needed by the Men in Blue to clinch the series and ODI trophy. On the other hand, Windies have lost their opportunity to seal the ODI title to their name. All they can do now is rectify their previous game’s mistake and go all guns blazing against a fiery Indian lineup to level up the 5-match contests. Whether it would be an Indian conquest or a West Indian’s isn’t something that could be outlined at the moment, but, what could be anticipated is the happenings that would unravel both prior to and during the course of the riveting contest that would form the ultimate outcome. Here’s a sneak peek into the predicted happenings of the fifth duel featuring the Team News, Head to Heads and Probable XI for both India and West Indies in the form of India vs West Indies 5th ODI preview.
India vs West Indies 5th ODI Preview: Match Details
Match Date: November 1, Thursday.
Match Time: 8:00 AM GMT, 1:30 PM Local.
Match Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
India vs West Indies 5th ODI Preview: Head to Heads in ODIs played to date
58-62 in favor of Windies. In 124 ODI appearances, Windies have managed to emerge victorious on 62 occasions, Indians on 58, with a couple contests ending as a draw and remaining under no results.
It goes without a saying that the Indian top-order will have to notch up few daddy numbers to help India lay a competitive total. With the inclusion of an intelligent player of the likes of Ambati Rayudu, one could say that India has finally got their man for number 4 position, a slot which had been creating hiatus in the lives of Indian team management. Kedar Jadhav at the lower middle-order with Dhoni acquiring a slot above him is something we’d get to witness once again in the 5th ODI.
Khaleel Ahmed surprised the visitors with his nerve-shackling figures of 3/13 in his 5 overs of play. His partner in crime, Kuldeep Yadav too wasn’t behind when it came to dismantling the West Indian lineup and registered a figure of 3/42 during his stay in the middle. Not to forget, the presence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the unit who’re experienced campaigners of ODI cricket.
India’s predicted XI for 5th ODI
The West Indians’ unexpected failure in the previous contest led to them losing out the must-win duel at Mumbai. Apart from Jason Holder (54), no other player could get past the 20 run-mark as an individual total. Neither Hetmyer (13) nor Shai Hope (0) could overpower the Indian bowlers who were delivering some impeccable spells. Nevertheless, it’s one triumph that West Indies needs to level up the series and for that to happen, the performance of the aforementioned would come into play.
It certainly wasn’t a great day for the West Indian bowlers as they got themselves butchered at the hands of a well-set Indian unit. Roach (2/74) was one of the most expensive bowlers despite being the top wicket-taker from the Windies lineup. K Paul (1/88) probably witnessed his worst bowling figures to date.
Even the West Indian skipper Jason Holder (0/62) remained ineffective against the likes of Kohli & Co. It ain’t sure, but, based on the performance of Fabian Allan, one might get to witness Devendra Bishoo making his place in the Playing XI in place of the left-arm spinner. The scarcity in options makes them reliant on the same set of players to deliver yet another ripping performance in the final contest.
West Indies’ predicted XI for 5th ODI
Jason Holder, Shai Hope, K Powell, C Hemraj, Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Samuels, K Paul, Ashley Nurse, Hetmyer, R Powell.
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