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One change India can make in the decider at Wankhede tomorrow

India vs Windies 3rd ODI: With the 3-matches T2OI series resting at 1-1, all the eyes are now on the decider to be played tomorrow at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It is the same venue where West Indies defeated India in 2016 ICC World Cup Semi-final and went on to become the champions. Virat Kohli's special in Hyderabad was followed by Windies firepower in Thiruvananthapuram to lock the series 1-1 and now the hosts will have to make a couple of changes to the line up to counter the opposition.

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has a flat surface and the Windies have enough firepower to blow away India's attack which has lacked discipline and lustre in the last two games. Fielding is another concern for the hosts who have been sloppy in the field in both the games.

So, let's have a look at the possible changes India can make ahead of the decider-

Kuldeep Yadav for Washington Sundar

The spotlight will be on the Washington Sundar. Sundar has taken only three wickets in the last five T20Is and has leaked 144 runs in a total of 23 overs he has bowled. With Kuldeep Yadav warming the bench in both the games, this could be the one change Virat Kohli might undergo for the third T20Is.

M Shami for D Chahar/B Kumar

Both the swing bowlers – Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar have looked ineffective in front of Windies firepower. Bhuvaneshwar has remained wicketless in both the games while D Chahar managed a wicket in the first game. Moreover, both have leaked too many runs. Mohammad Shami's red hot form can tempt skipper Kohli to give rest to one of the pacers tomorrow.

India's Predicted XI against Windies-

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar/M Shami, B Kumar/M Shami

Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

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