When: Windies vs India, 5th ODI,Jul 06, 09:00 AM Local time,7:30 PM IST
Where: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
What to expect: A cloudy day with temperatures in the late 20s and early 30s. There could be some rain, too.
Windies: The home side finally ended their win-less run and notched up a much-needed win in the last game. They should see no reason to change that combination.
India: India had given a chances to three players in the last game. All three of Mohammed Shami, Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja failed as the side lost by 11 runs. Rishabh Pant is one player who is still awaiting his chance. But India could stick to the same XI in order to give the players an extended run.
Did you know?
86: The number of runs Ravindra Jadeja requires to become only the third Indian player, after Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar, to complete the double of 2000 runs and 150 wickets in ODIs
36.92: Virat Kohli’s ODI average in the Caribbean. This is his second lowest in a particular region, after 35.56 in Sri Lanka. His only other average below 50 in a country is in South Africa, where he averages 45.57
“In my 16-game career, I’ve realised that the batsmen will come hard at me. Instead of thinking that they are going to hit me, I look at it as a chance to get them out. It always gives you the opportunity when they come hard at you, you have the opportunity to get them out. In that way I’m getting wickets. There are days when I get hit as well, that’s normal, that’s cricket in the end. But I always take it as a challenge – Hardik Pandya