After successfully defending 237 runs in the second ODI against West Indies, India won their fourth consecutive home ODI series. India won their 11th consecutive bilateral ODI series against the West Indies thanks to a meticulous performance by Indian bowlers following an unusual failure in batting. The third and final ODI of the series will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 11th at 1:30 PM local time.
It was the hosts’ 11th straight ODI series victory over the West Indies. With 50 points in 14 games, the West Indies have moved up to eighth place in the points table of the 2020-2023 ICC World Cup Super League. It will be difficult for them to qualify directly for the ICC World Cup 2023.
Match Details to Note
Match: India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI, West Indies Tour of India, 2022
Date: February 11, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
India vs West Indies Team Previews
Indian captain Rohit Sharma must be overjoyed to have won his first series as a full-time player. With the outcome of the series already determined, he may make changes to the team. India’s batting lineup was altered by the inclusion of Rishabh Pant at the top of the order alongside Sharma. But it failed miserably when Pant went out on another reckless shot. They should return to Ishan Kishan to get things going and rest Pant for the remaining ODIs. Kohli, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav will be impossible to replace.
Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav appear to be returning to the squad in place of Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal. Ravi Bishnoi will make his debut in this case, taking the place of Washington Sundar. Prasidh Krishna and Mohammad Siraj will lead the pace attack. With six wickets, Krishna is the series’ leading wicket-taker. If team management decides to go with five changes, Shahrukh Khan and Avesh Khan may get lucky, but their chances of continuing their winning streak appear slim.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Deepak Hooda, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
The West Indies made India work hard to win the second ODI. But it was their batters who let the guards down. A lame show from the top-order followed by poor shot selections from the middle-order is now West Indies Fortey. They should abandon their T20 strategy. West Indies captain Kieron Pollard missed the game due to a niggle, so Nicolas Pooran took over as captain. He’ll return for the third game. It is past time for the West Indies to bring in Nkrumah Bonner in place of Brandon King. For a long time, King has been out of shape. Darren Bravo is another top-order batter who has struggled. With the addition of Kieron Pollard, the West Indies should drop Bravo in favour of a bowler.
Shamarh Brooks will be tasked with bolstering the middle order once more. To keep the runs coming, the right-handed batsman scored 44 runs in the second ODI. Nicholas Pooran hasn’t played a consistent knock in a long time. He’s given up 36 runs in his last six innings. However, the visitors do not have the option of removing him from the squad. Jason Holder had a one-of-a-kind outing with the bat. However, his ability as an all-rounder may help West Indies avoid a whitewash.
West Indies bowlers should be rewarded with a perfect score of ten. Odeon Smith and Alzarri Joseph each took two wickets for a total of less than four runs. It will be harsh for them to be left off the team roster. So far, Akeal Hosein has been impressive with the ball. West Indies can put on a strong spin show against India if he gets Haydon Walsh Jr. instead of Fabian Allen on the other end.
West Indies Squad
Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh
Predicted XI: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith
India vs West Indies Toss Prediction
With equal favourable outcomes, the coin toss favoured both sides. In 23 One-Day Internationals, the team batting first has won 12 times (1 better than the team chasing). The team that wins the toss should bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The third ODI will be played at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The stadium has a seating capacity of over 110,000 people. So far, the venue has hosted 23 One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
The weather will be sunny, with temperatures ranging from 29°C to 14°C. The Ahmedabad pitch is conducive to bowling. The spinners were helped in the first game, while the pacers were helped with some extra bounce in the second. Pacers will benefit from the windy conditions by swinging the ball in either direction.
India vs West Indies Match Prediction
At home, the Indian team has complete control of the ODI format. Both the batting and bowling ends are doing well. It was a little frightening to set a target of only 238 runs. However, defending it demonstrates the West Indies’ lack of temperament. They have been struggling in the One-Day International (ODI) format for some time now, with only one victory over India in the last ten games.
India is the favourite to beat West Indies at the odds of 1.20.
- India won the three-match series 2-0 after defending 237 runs in the second ODI.
- West Indies have gone four ODIs without a win and have lost four of their last five ODI series, including the current one.
- In their last 11 one-day internationals against the West Indies, India has won nine and lost one.