IND vs WI 2nd ODI: India and West Indies Will Clash, If India Loses Today, It Loses The Series
IND vs WI 2nd ODI
The Indian team, which is considered heavy by rival team West Indies in every sense, suddenly flew when it was jolted by the visiting team in Chennai last Sunday. Suddenly some weaknesses also came to the surface. Now a danger seems to be looming. The second match of the three-match series is in Visakhapatnam today from 1:30 pm, if Virat Kohli’s fighters make a mistake, the series will go out of hand.
It is also important to avoid this defeat because the Indian team, which is very strong in the home condition, has not lost two consecutive bilateral ODI series on their home ground for more than 15 years. Not only this, the Indian team has never lost five consecutive ODIs in India till date. But, if we lose the match today, both these bad things will become reality. The last three matches of the five-match ODI series against Australia were lost by Team India in March this year, while now they lost the opening match against the Windies.
Indian bowling was seen scattered in Chennai. A respectable target of 287 was successfully neutralized by the Hetmayer-Hope duo of the opposition team with their best centuries to completely neutralize the Indian attack. India tried six bowlers, but the result was not favorable. The team management will have to consider a few points after being unable to defend a good total on a slow track. Although the condition was blamed for Kohli’s defeat, the team today fielded perhaps five specialist bowlers at the ACA-VDCA Stadium, considering the lessons of the previous match.
Apart from strike fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, now Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also out due to injury, so there has been some concern for India in the fast bowling department. In the last match, both the spinners – Ravindra Jadeja (0/58 in 10 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (0/45 in 10 overs) were also colorless which was particularly disappointing. While all-rounder Shivam Dubey (68 runs in 7.5 overs) also proved to be quite expensive.
There is no chance of rain disrupting the match, it is a good thing. However, the sultry in Visakhapatnam may disturb the players.
Great pitch for batting is considered. The bounce of the ball remains the same, allowing batsmen to play their shots. Initially the wicket will be slow, but batting in the floodlights can be easy as by then the dew factor will work.