West Indies V. India: Match 3 Review

Highlights:

  • India will play West Indies on June 30
  • This is the third match of the five match ODI series
  • India lead the series 1-0

 

India take on West Indies in the 3rd ODI of the 5 match series on June 30 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Having dominated West Indies in the second match, the men in blue will be going into the third match on a high and will be looking to take a 2-0 lead.

 

India’s tour of the West Indies didn’t get to off to the most auspicious of starts with the Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli controversy dominating things but a thumping win in the second ODI seems to have relaxed the mood in the Indian camp. The Indian team was seen enjoying some time off from sporting commitments at Dwayne Bravo’s house. Focus as though quickly shifted back to cricket with Captain Virat Kohli hinting at Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in the team for the third match.

 

“We’ll sit down and decide as a team about changes that can be made. We’ll go to Antigua and regroup, and that’s a possibility as well, give a few guys an opportunity,” said Kohli when asked about Pant. “I am really happy with the complete performance by the entire team,” continued Kohli reflecting on his side’s dominant effort. “Missing out on a hundred means nothing to me. It was more important to be getting runs for the team at the end of the innings.

 

The West Indies camp has already decided to shake up things with Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris earning call-ups to the one-day international squad for the final three ODIs of their ongoing home series against India. The duo come in at the expense of Jonathan Carter and Kieran Powell in Cricket West Indies’ 13-man squad. “Sunil Ambris and Kyle Hope are two very promising young batsmen who have been selected on the basis of strong performances in our competitions,” Courtney Browne, Cricket West Indies’ chairman of selectors, said.

 

The third ODI takes place on Friday in Antigua, which will also host the fourth game, before the teams head to Kingston for the fifth match and a one-off T20 International. India lead the five-match ODI series 1-0.

 

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