India vs West Indies 3rd ODI Live: India face Windies challenge© AFP
IND vs WI, 3rd ODI, Live Updates: West Indies won the toss and opted to field against India in the third and final ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday, at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were once again rested but Ruturaj Gaikwad and Jaydev Unadkat were given a chance by the Indian cricket team. After India faced a shocking six-wicket defeat in the second match, the series got levelled at 1-1. Shai Hope led with an unbeaten 63 as West Indies defeated India by six wickets in the second ODI in Barbados on Saturday. (Live Scorecard)
Here are the Live Updates of the 3rd ODI match between India and West Indies from Trinidad:
IND vs WI Live: India playing XI!
Ishan Kishan(w), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar
IND vs WI Live: Two changes for India!
“Two changes for us. Ruturaj comes in place of Umran and Unadkat comes in place of Axar. Going to the decider the boys are pumped up and looking forward to the game. Looks good (the surface), I don’t think much will change, batting first gives a good opportunity for us to set a good total.” – What Hardik Pandya said at toss.
IND vs WI Live: Toss!
West Indies won the toss and opted to field in the series decider. No Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for India as the experiments continue for the visitors!
IND vs WI Live: Brand new venue!
This will be first ODI played at this venue. So, somewhat of an unknown commodity for both teams at the moment. It will be interesting to see how India choose their side.
IND vs WI Live: Will Samson get a chance again?
For someone like Sanju Samson, who has made umpteen comebacks but has not been able to make it count, the series decider presents a golden opportunity. He is likely to bat at number three like he did in the second ODI.
IND vs WI Live: Struggling Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav, who is struggling to make his all-round game work in the 50-over format, will be looking to bat long and make a match-winning contribution.
IND vs WI Live: Preparation for the mega events
As head coach Rahul Dravid pointed after the six-wicket loss on Saturday, India are looking at the bigger picture ahead of next month’s Asia Cup and the upcoming World Cup will have another game to see the kind of impact the younger players can make in a must-win match.
IND vs WI Live: The absence of Rohit and Virat
India, who have not lost an ODI series to West Indies since 2006, face a rare series defeat after their move to rest skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli backfired in the second game in Barbados.
IND vs WI Live: India aim to bounce back
India will be hoping the experiment of trying out Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav in the middle-order works when they take on the West Indies in the ODI series decider.
IND vs WI Live: West Indies’ dominant win
After facing a defeat in the series opener, West Indies bounced back in style in the second ODI and registered a brilliant six-wicket victory over India. Skipper Shai Hope played an unbeaten knock of 63 as West Indies clinched a comfortable win in the chase of 182.
IND vs WI Live: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the third and final ODI match between India and West Indies, straight from Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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