India has taken an unaccessible lead in the ongoing ODI series against Windies. Hence the home side must up the ante in the third ODI to salvage some pride. The trouble for them? They are lined up against a strong and confident ODI team that produces match-winners on the go.
It will be a daunting task for Windies to halt India’s winning momentum but they do have the firepower in their arsenal and all they need is some ignition.
In the WI vs IND third ODI, watch out for these top three fantasy picks.
The Indian swing bowler has made the most of the helpful conditions in the Caribbean. He has swung the new ball and has bowled probing lengths causing trouble to the batsmen. And at the same time he has produced wickets whenever needed.
Total wickets in 2019: 33
Bowling strike-rate in 2019: 26.03
Total wickets against Windies: 19
Bowling strike-rate against Windies: 35.60
Total wickets in Windies: 16
Bowling strike-rate in Windies: 19.10
The Indian opener has had a quiet tour so far. He didn’t make an impact in the T20 series and was out cheaply in the second ODI. Thus he will be itching to make a statement and the third ODI would be his best opportunity.
Total runs in 2019: 1222
Batting average in 2019: 55.54
Total runs in Windies: 507
Batting average in Windies: 50.70
Total runs against Windies: 1255
Batting average against Windies: 59.76
Virat Kohli’s animated celebration after reaching the hundred in the second ODI signified how badly he wanted to get back to scoring hundreds. And now with the monkey off his back, the Indian skipper has become even more dangerous and Windies bowlers will need a big effort to stop his run-scoring.
Total runs in 2019: 1174
Batting average in 2019: 58.70
Total runs in Windies: 711
Batting average in Windies: 50.78
Total runs against Windies: 2032
Batting average against Windies: 72.57