IND vs WI: The ongoing ODI series between West Indies and India have already been sealed by the visitors by the margin of 2-0. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side put on two sensational performances to clinch the series with one match to go. While the series has saw some exciting contest with the bat and ball, the dead rubber will be no less.
Jason Holder’s return to the West Indies squad was marred after he was hit by Covid-19 ahead of the ongoing three-match ODI series against West Indies.
He was named in the squad after being rested for Bangladesh series and was expected to walk straight into the XI. But on the eve of the first ODI, he returned positive test and was ruled of the first match and also missed the second games as well.
With third game slated to be played on 27th July, it is almost certain that Holder will miss the dead rubber as he has to spend at least 7 days in isolation, which ruins his chances to feature in the last game.
Holder’ absence was one of the main reasons behind West Indies’ losing two narrow games. Its fair to say that he would’ve have provided a better opportunity to win as his death bowling would’ve troubled Indian batters. The all-rounder is now expected to play the T20I series and is likely to play a big role for his side.
West Indies have displayed sensational performance in the first two games. They fell short by narrow margins and it is expected they will go with the same XI. They will be playing for the pride and would be hoping to end the series on high.
Here’s WI’s playing XI
Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh
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