India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Men in Blue are all set to take on West Indies in second ODI match at Vishakhapatnam, on Wednesday. West Indies have won the toss and elected to field first. Windies defeated India in the first ODI match at Chennai on Sunday by 8 wickets.
Shivam Dube has been dropped while Shardul Thakur has been included in the playing XI. For West Indies, Evin Lewis and Khary Pierre are back in the XI. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli said that he also wanted to field first. “This is a ground where we have chased well. The dew was a massive factor in the last game. Hetmyer and Hope played brilliantly. We need to be more brave and bring in the intensity to the game,” he said.
About the pitch, it is a batting paradise. The average score is 280 and the teams have been able to chase 300+ scores. It is a good hard surface, which allows batsmen to play their shots without worrying about the deviation.
India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav
West Indies: Shai Hope(w), Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Khary Pierre