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India Looking to Continue the Winning Streak

Uzair Rizvi,  BeyondHeadlines

Having the series already in the bag,India will aim for a clean sweep against West Indies in the five match ODI series.

India are likely to give fresh legs to put up some show. Manoj Tiwari can be tried up in the batting order replacing Dhawan.


Parthiv Patel is likely to be replaced by Wriddhiman Saha,while Ishant Sharma and Chennai Super Kings magician R.Ashwin will also feature in playing 11.

The team will be looking for runs from Pathan and the Captain.

Rohit Sharma has been brilliant and is unlikely to be rested.He has got a good start and now he will vow to retain his place in the Indian ODI side for a long period.

Amit Mishra has been the pick of the bowlers whose googlies and leg breaks have demolished the hosts.

Pace attack is led by Munaf Patel and Praveen Kumar,both have performed their duties well. Patel is a consistent wicket taker and Kumar unexpectedly shone with his bat in the last game.

But Raina would not take a risk going without a fifth bowler as the part-timers were very costly in the previous game.

West Indies have tried and tested their team,the 13 man squad remains unchanged.They failure against a B-string Indian side reveals their troubles.

It has not been a team effort rather some individuals stepping up in every game but that has not been enough to seal a win for the hosts.

Their unconsistent batting is a big problem,the way team collapses is certainly a worrying sign for the Captain.

Darren Bravo should make a comeback in the playing 11. Sarwan has done in the previous games but needs to play a long innings. Windies also needs their other batsmen to put up a decent performance. Andre Russels breath-taking 92 can be a source of inspiration for other players. They will also look to Pollard to blossom in this game.

Fast bowlers needs to put in an extra effort on these slow tracks.

Other than Bishoo none of the bowlers have been impressive, he got a bit of help from Martin but he needs more support. Conditions will be the same at Antigua,a slow track in offering which will help the spinners.

Having a 3-0 lead,the Visitors are full of confidence , a few changes are in store but with the clear orders of taking an un-assailable 4-0 lead.

West Indies will want to end the series by winning the last two games to salvage some pride.They need a fighting spirit.

Likely Teams:

India- Suresh Raina(capt), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, S.Badrinath, M.Tiwari, Amit Mishra, Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma.

West Indies – Darren Sammy (capt), L.Simmons, Darren Bravo, M.Samuels, R.Sarwan, Danza Hyatt, K.Pollard, C.Baugh (wk), R.Rampaul, D.Bishoo, A.Martin, Kemar Roach.


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