West Indies after defeating India comprehensively in the third ODI by 43 runs, would be looking to carry forward the momentum going into the fourth ODI at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma after an impressive century in the first one dayer has failed to get going in the next 2 matches.His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan apart from his failure in the first ODI, has got starts, but has not been able to convert them into big scores.
Ambati Rayudu, the nation’s future No 4 in the long run as mentioned by Indian skipper, has had a mixed bag so far.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has failed to get going with the bat in all the 3 games, would be hoping that he would get his mojo back very soon.
Barring Virat Kohli, none of them have shown inclination to stay at the crease.
In the Pune game, the Men in blue appeared to be a batsman short, as Bhuvneshwar Kumar came in at No 7.
India are likely to rope in Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI.
Jasprit Bumrah who made a come back in the third one dayer after being rested for the first 2 games, was sensational in the come back game where he claimed 4/35.
On the other hand Bhuvneshwar Kumar appeared to be out of sorts on his comeback.
West Indies opener Shai Hope and left handed batsman Shimron Hetmyer have been revelations in this series. The visitors would be hoping that the two carry forward the same momentum in the last 2 games.
Rovman Powell, Kieron Powell and Chanderpaul Hemraj have failed to get big scores.
Veteran Marlon Samuels though claimed three wickets in the last match, he has been below par with the bat. He would be hoping his bat does the talking soon.
Windes skipper Jason Holder batting at NO 7 has made some valuable contribution down the order and has also had a good series with the ball.
With the series tied 1-1 expect yet another humdinger of a contest between these two teams.
The fourth one dayer between India and West Indies would be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on 29 October.