India vs West Indies: 3rd ODI at Pune- It is a New-Look India.
Both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have returned. Both of them were missed very badly during the 2nd ODI. 15 runs were to be defended in the final over, and 5 off the last ball. But Umesh made a mess of everything. Fans believe that either Bhuvi or Jasprit could have saved India the day.
Now, the two bowlers are expected to make a significant difference, especially in the first powerplay and the death overs.
The Virat Kohli led team hammered the Windies in the opener in Guwahati by eight wickets, but the gritty visitors came back at Visakhapatnam in the second ODI by denying the hosts a victory. Team India luckily escaped with a tie.
Skipper Virat Kohli, who surpassed iconic Sachin Tendulkar to score fastest 10,000 runs, has always been the backbone of the team. His back to back hundreds (140 and 157 not out) bears a testimony to it.
The middle order batsmen don’t get tested, as the Top 3 don’t give them any chance.
The dew factor will also come into play as both the wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were finding it difficult to grip the wet ball. Kedar Yadav could not be selected.
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey.
West Indies: Jason Holder (Captain), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas.