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3rd ODI Predictions: India vs West Indies



India will lock horns with West Indies in the third match of the ODI series today in Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad.

India is already 2-0 up in the series.

The Indian batting has clicked, with the exception of Suryakumar Yadav.

In the opening game, the visitors posted a solid total of 308 runs, with skipper Dhawan leading from the front with a fine knock of 97 runs.

In the 2nd ODI, Team India chased a mammoth total of 312 runs, thanks to all-rounder Axar Patel’s magnificent 64 off just 35 balls!

Team analysis

The biggest problem for India has been the bowling unit which has conceded 300-plus runs in both the T20Is.

Pacer Avesh Khan was given a chance in the second ODI but the decision didn’t go down well.

Avesh failed to pick up a single wicket and was smashed for 54 runs in just six overs.

Eventually, West Indies posted a mammoth total of 311 in 50 overs.

India coach Rahul Dravid will probably tinker with the bowling set up.

As a result, pacer Arshdeep Singh could make his ODI debut in the final match of the series.

The return of Ravindra Jadeja and Ishan Kishan into the side is also a possibility.

Navdeep Saini could be given a game at the expense of Siraj.

West Indies will most likely, play with the same team as their batting and bowling has performed decently in both the matches.

IND vs WI Match Details

Match: IND vs WI – 3rd ODI

Date & Time: July 27, 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Port-of-Spain

Weather prediction

Showers are expected in the morning till 2PM in the afternoon but is likely to get clear after that with no signs of rain.

A highest temperature of 30 degrees Celsius is expected.

Minimum temperature will be 25 degrees.

Head to Head Record

Both teams have faced each other 138 times in ODIs.

West Indies have won 63 times while India have won 69 times.

Pitch Report

The third match will also be played in Port-of-Spain in Trinidad.

The two ODI matches played earlier have been high-scoring ones.

In the second ODI, India chased 312 and the pitch stayed good till the end.

Hence, teams will look to chase after the winning toss.

In fact, the pitch is likely to get slower as the match progresses.

A minimum total of 270-280 is likely for the team batting first.

India Likely 11

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj/Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh

West Indies Likely 11

Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh.

Likely Top performers

Alzarri Joseph has picked 82 wickets in 51 matches. He has been in great form in the series and will be the highest wicket-taker for West Indies.

Shai Hope could go on to score the most runs for West Indies in the 3rd ODI. He has an impressive record with 4193 runs in 100 matches.

Shikhar Dhawan smashed 97 runs in the 1st ODI. Shikhar Dhawan has gone on to score 6435 runs in 154 matches and has a great record against the Windies. He is likely to be India’s top run-getter.

Mohammed Siraj has gone on to pick nine wickets in seven matches. If he plays in the 3rd ODI, Siraj is likely to be the top wicket-taker for India.

Who will win

Team India has managed to win both matches even after facing tough situations.

Though the bowling has been inconsistent, they found a way to win.

This proves the team’s winning mentality.

Hence, we expect a tough contest once again yet India will emerge winners.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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