IND VS WI, ODI series begins on the 22nd of July. The games will be a part of the ICC ODI Super League and will be crucial to make sure that India rises in that points table. With ODI cricket and bilateral series becoming less relevant off-late, this series does have a few things in store for the Indian and Caribbean teams. The teams will be keen on trying a few combinations. Here is an in-depth look at the same:
Shikhar Dhawan to Get a Strong Hold on his Position in the IND VS WI ODI Series:
Shikhar Dhawan will be leading a second-string side against the West Indies in the 3-match ODI series. This means that the world around him getting sacked or having his position in difficulty will be away in this series. Dhawan’s position should have never been a point of concern. He is an elite performer. He is in the prime of his fitness even at 36. We should judge a player by performance and not by age. And if we want to consider age, it also brings with it, years of experience. I will be keen to see who gets a chance alongside Shikhar. Will it be Shubman, Gaikwad, or Kishan?
Indian Middle-Order will be in the Limelight in the IND VS WI Series:
The Indian openers and number 3 batter have always taken the limelight. But in the series against the West Indies, the middle-order is expected to get tested. Suryakumar Yadav is the central piece of the puzzle. He has immense talent. How effectively he makes use of this opportunity will be a question to think about. Sanju Samson also has loads of talent. The Indian cricket community backs this sensation. The people want him in the 11. It will be great to see him bashing the bowlers in full bloom!
West Indies Young Batters will get an Opportunity:
In every IND VS WI series, a young Caribbean batter has come out with flying colors. In the 2019 series, it was Shimron Hetmyer. In the 2022 series, it was Nicholas Pooran. Who will be the anchor this time around? There are many new faces. Brandon King has immense potential. He can keep wickets and open the batting. Kyle Mayers also brings the same attributes to the table.
Indian Young Pace Bowling Attack will be Tested:
With Bumrah, Shami, and Bhuvneshwar rested, the ODI team will rely on the younger pacers to deliver. Prasidh Krishna is a fascinating prospect. Mohammed Siraj’s spell in the last ODI against England also makes him in contention. In the absence of Bumrah, he has to deliver every single time. He bowls similar lines and lengths to Boom. With left-arm pacers being the talk of the town, Arshdeep Singh can also get an opportunity.
IND VS WI Series Will Test the West Indian Bowlers:
Alzarri Joseph is rising through the ranks. His performances of late have been under the scanner. He has been very economical. Jason Holder is making a comeback to the ODI circuit. He will also be keen to test the Indian batters with the extra bounce that he gets from the wicket. Shreyas Iyer especially is going to get a lot of chin music.
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