India vs West Indies Third ODI Match Preview-2018

Team India will be looking to take an 2-0 lead in the five-match series, when they take on the West Indies in the third ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday.

The visitors in the second one dayer at Vizag, pulled off a dramatic last ball draw after India had defeated them comprehensively in the first one dayer at Guwahati.

The home side will be strengthened with the return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah who were rested for the first 2 one dayers.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been in stupendous form with the bat by scoring consecutive hundreds in the first 2 games.

Shikhar Dhawan will be hoping to get his mojo back after accumulating only 33 runs in the series so far.

Fellow opener Rohit Sharma was magnificent in the first ODI, but failed in Guwahati, scoring just 4.

The middle order comprising of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja haven’t really had enough time at the crease given the fantastic form of the top order.

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have troubled the visitors in the first couple of games by claiming seven wickets between them, would be hoping to continue their good work in the remaining fixtures.

For the West Indies none of the other batsman barring Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer have looked comfortable nor been able to put a substantial score.

The veteran Marlon Samuels has had a rough series so far.
He would be hoping to make a contribution sooner or later in this series.

Ashley Nurse bowled magnificently in the Vizag game by claiming 2 wickets and also put the brakes on the scoring rate.

In the fast bowling department, Jason Holder and Kemar Roach have not been able to stem the flow of runs, with India crossing 300 in both games so far.

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