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WI vs IND 2nd ODI: Cottrell, Rohit, Kohli set to make it big

By Chaitanya Laxman

After a washout in the first ODI, both Windies and India will be eager to make an impact in the second ODI and gain an inaccessible lead in the 3 match series.

For this exciting game, watch out for these top three fantasy picks.

#3. Sheldon Cottrell:

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Popular for his ‘salute celebration’, Cottrell has proved to be more than handy with his pace and angle. He troubled the Indian batsmen in the T20I series and looked threatening every time he came to ball.

The pitch and the current weather conditions suit his bowling style and hence he is surely the one to watch out for in the second ODI.

Bowling strike rate in 2019: 34.60

Total wickets in 2019: 21

Bowling strike rate in Windies: 23.2

Total wickets in Windies: 8

Total wickets in last five ODIs: 7

Bowling strike rate in last five ODIs:  40.57

#2. Virat Kohli:

The Indian captain has done exceptionally well against Windies and he will be keen  on continuing with his good show. He will also be looking at getting back to scoring hundreds as he hasn’t scored one since the World Cup.

Expect the Windies bowlers to pepper him with short deliveries as he has shown signs of vulnerability when facing deliveries aimed at his chest. But given the form he is in and the class he exhibits, he should come out unscratched.

Batting average in 2019: 55.47

Batting strike-rate in 2019: 94.19

Batting average in Windies: 45.46

Batting strike-rate in Windies: 87.29

Batting average against Windies: 70.81

Batting strike-rate against Windies: 96.27

#1. Rohit Sharma:

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The Indian opener is in terrific form and was the highest run scorer in the recent ICC World Cup. He has scored six hundreds in this year and has made a big score every time he has spent sometime at the crease.

Hence if he survives the first 40 minutes, he is likely to make a big score. And considering his ability to convert short balls into sixes, Windies might struggle to find the ideal length to bowl against him.

Batting average in 2019: 57.33

Batting strike-rate in 2019: 88.52

Batting average in Windies: 54.33

Batting strike-rate in Windies: 72.55

Batting average against Windies: 61.85

Batting strike-rate against Windies: 90.55

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.