In a recent interview, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar shared his opinion that the ODI series against West Indies would be a one-sided series, just as the Test series was. Apart from Day 3 of the second Test, there was no pressure on the Indian team at all.
There is a real possibility for them to redeem themselves in the ODI series but unfortunately, most of their capable players are either back home or are part of some franchise and playing for them. The team will heavily depend upon the skill of veteran Marlon Samuels, pacer Kemar Roach, and all-rounder captain Jason Holder.
Gavaskar believes that the game of cricket is missing the style and flair of the Windies team, which is unmatched by any other team in the world. Gavaskar has always been widely regarded as one of the greatest Test batsmen as well as opening batsmen in Test cricket history.
Throughout his career, he has achieved many titles and set many world records in the sport. He was the first to hold the record of 34 Test centuries. This was held by him for almost two decades before being broken by Sachin Tendulkar in 2005.
Gavaskar was also the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match. His bowling technique was and still is admired to this day. His career and experiences are why his opinion matters so much.
For India, this is just another chance to extend their winning habit. Virat Kohli will be returning as the captain after a hiatus. He expects Indian batsmen to give a smooth start to the game and maintain a healthy scoring rate throughout the middle overs and then double the rate in the final 10 overs.
The bowlers should try to grab early wickets and restrain runs in the middle. In the death overs, they must try to get wickets and bowl as many dot balls as possible. Everything should go in favour of India unless the Windies can work out their magic.