India vs West Indies First One Day International Match Report-2018

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored magnificent centuries, as India defeated the West Indies comfortably by 8 wickets in the first One-Day International at Guwahati. Continue reading “India vs West Indies First One Day International Match Report-2018”

India vs West Indies First ODI Match Preview-2018

Team India having won the test series comfortably against the West Indies, will be hoping to continue their dominance in the ODI’s when they take on the visitors in the first of five games in Guwahati on Sunday.

The home side clearly have the edge having won the five of the last nine matches, with the Windies winning two and the remaining two producing no result.

As seen on criclore website The Men in Blue would be depending on their opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to provide a solid foundation at the top.

Indian skipper and star batsman Virat Kohli would be looking to continue his prolific run of form.

The only worry will be the form of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has looked off colour with the bat, though his keeping abilities can’t be faulted.

Lokesh Rahul and Ambati Rayudu would be hoping to make maximum use of this opportunity and seal the No 4 position which the team has struggled to fill in recent years.

Dashing wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who had a good test series against the Windes is expected to make his one day debut.

Rishabh Pant

With Hardik Pandya Injured, Ravindra Jadeja will be playing a key role as an all rounder with both bat and ball in the middle overs.

With Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar rested for the first 2 one dayers, the onus would be on Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami to lead the pace attack.

Left arm fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed, who had a good Asia Cup, would be looking to maximise this opportunity in the coming series and future tours, to be in contention for the World Cup.

Spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal would be looking to torment the Windies, who looked suspect against spin in the Test series.

The visitors following a disappointing showing in the test series, will be looking to put in an improved performance in the limited overs format.

With the likes of Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle having withdrawn from the ODI series, the onus will be on the experience of Marlon Samuels, and other batsman to deliver.

The Windes captain Jason Holder, who was sensational with both bat and ball in the second test, would be looking to replicate the same.

The visitors would be bolstered with the return of Kemar Roach, who, somewhat surprisingly, was not considered for the second test in Hyderabad.

India v West Indies will be played in Guwahati on Sunday October 21.

India vs West Indies Second Test Day 3 Match Report-2018

Umesh Yadav’s brilliant spell of bowling across both innings where he claimed 10 wickets in all, helped India beat the West Indies and claim the series 2-0 on the third day of the second test in Hyderabad.

The day started with India resuming on 308/4, with both overnight batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant hoping to give the Men in blue a big lead, but things fell apart as the Windes bowlers bowled magnificently in the first session, led by skipper Jason Holder.

Holder claimed the wickets of Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja in quick succession to peg the home side back. Shannon Gabriel then claimed the wicket of Indian wicketkeeper Rishab Pant for 92, who was caught brilliantly by Shimron Hetmyer.

Ravi Ashwin along with Shardul Thakur added 28 valuable runs for the final wicket, and gave India a slender lead of 56 runs, which at one point looked remotely impossible.

Ashwin was the last man to be dismissed, as India were bowled out for 367 runs.

The West Indian second innings started disastrously, as they lost the opening pair of Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell for ducks.

Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer resurrected the innings by adding 39 runs for the third wicket before the latter fell to a awful shot, caught by Pujara off Kuldeep Yadav for 17 runs.

With Roston Chase unable to repeat his heroics from the first innings, the West Indies lower middle order crumbled as they fell to 76/6.

Sunil Ambris was the lone man who showed some resistance, but unfortunately couldn’t get the team a decent lead and the visitors were eventually bowled out for 127.

Chasing 72 runs to win, India’s opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Kl Rahul finished it at an canter, with the home side eventually winning by 10 wickets.

Yadav was the Man of the match for his brilliant spell of bowling, while Prithvi Shaw was adjudged the Man of the Series for three fantastic innings with the bat.

India and West Indies will now be facing each other in the One dayers, with the the first one to take place at Guwahati on October 21.

First Indian Pacer to take 6 wicket haul at home in Tests- Umesh Yadav vs West Indies 2018

Indian pace bowler Umesh Yadav claimed 6/88 in Day 2 of the second test, as the visitors were bowled out for 311 runs in their first innings at Hyderabad on Saturday. Continue reading “First Indian Pacer to take 6 wicket haul at home in Tests- Umesh Yadav vs West Indies 2018”

India vs West Indies First Test Day 3 Match Report-2018

India’s left arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed his maiden five wicket haul, as the Men in Blue thumped the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs inside three days in the opening test at Rajkot on Saturday. Continue reading “India vs West Indies First Test Day 3 Match Report-2018”