The 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies will be played on 24th July at the Queen’s Park Oval.
In a nail-biting first ODI, India won by a narrow margin of 3 runs and is currently leading the series by 1-0.
What happened in the 1st ODI
West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl first.
However, even without its top players, India put on a brilliant batting performance led by captain Shikhar Dhawan.
The leftie bounced back after consecutive failures in England to score a well-paced 97.
He faced 99 balls and smashed 10 boundaries and three huge sixes. Shubman Gill complemented him scoring 64 runs at the strike rate of 120.
Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie picked a couple of wickets each.
Kyle Mayers was the most successful batter for the Windies, scoring 75 runs off 68 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and one huge six.
Brandon King chipped in with a fifty plus score. Romario Shepherd remained not out after scoring 39 runs on 25 balls with three boundaries and two huge sixes, as West Indies were stranded just three runs behind target.
Dhawan, Gill and Shreyas Iyer showed commendable form.
Interestingly, all three had a horrible series against England.
Shreyas Iyer scored 54 runs, smashing five boundaries and two huge sixes.
However, the Indian bowling was definitely below par.
They leaked 300 runs in 50 overs.
Mohammed Siraj was the only most impactful bowler with two wickets to his name in ten overs against 57 runs.
Most of the bowlers were ineffective. Though Yuzvendra Chahal picked two wickets, he went off for 58 runs.
Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, and Prasidh Krishna could not manage to pick any wicket.
Hence, Arshdeep Singh or Avesh Khan might come into the side at the expense of Prasidh Krishna.
West Indies might go in the same team composition of the 1st ODI.
Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, and Nicholas Pooran showed a lot of grit to keep India in check throughout the match.
Even Akeal Hosein and Romario Shepherd played well in the end overs to keep West Indies alive.
The Windies bowling did well in the end overs to restrict India to below 310.
Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, K Mayers, Motie, Akeal Hosein, and the skipper, Nicholas Pooran were used as bowlers in the first match.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The pitch at this stadium is excellent for batting.
The boundaries at this venue are short.
The pitch will continue to be good for batting throughout the match.
A total of 280 can be expected from the team batting first.
The temperature is expected to hover around 28°C with 77% humidity and 13 km/hr wind speed.
There are no chances of rain during the game.
Match: IND vs WI – 2nd ODI
Date & Time: 24 July, 7:00 PM IST
WI vs IND head to head in ODI
Total Matches: 136
West Indies Won: 63
India Won: 67
No Result: 4
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 290 runs.
India Likely 11
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
West Indies Likely 11
Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales
Who will win
West Indies have a good chance of victory as their batting is firing very well.
Their bowling attack also seem stronger than India.
Additionally, they will benefit from the home conditions.
Our Prediction is that West Indies will win the 2nd ODI.