By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 30, 2017: The question on every die hard West Indies cricket fans lips is simple: can the West Indies manage by some miracle to win the remaining three ODI matches against India?
India, a world cricket giant, has already beaten the Windies men twice in their recent two matches – first on June 23rd and again on June 25th.
Now the sides will clash again today, Friday, June 30th and the Windies’ chance to redeem themselves and stay alive in this series.
The Indian Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are hungry for runs and wins.
And Windies skipper Jason Holder has only a set of bowlers who are not as fiery and now two uncapped players in the likes of Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris.
To win against the Indians will take a lot of fire and resilience today at the Sir Viv Richard Stadium in Antigua but like the good book says: If you believe all things are possible then they very much could become a reality.
Today, we are Believing for the Windies men!
The full teams are as follows:
West Indies (probable): 1 Evin Lewis, 2 Kyle Hope, 3 Shai Hope (wk), 4 Jason Mohammed, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Jason Holder (capt), 7 Rovman Powell/ Sunil Ambris, 8 Ashley Nurse, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Devendra Bishoo, 11 Miguel Cummins,
India tend to avoid experimenting in ODIs, but considering the potential of Rishabh Pant, who has hit a first-class triple-hundred at nearly run-a-ball, they may make an exception.
India (probable): 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Umesh Yadav
The two teams will also clash on July 2nd, also in Antigua with the final match set for July 6th in Jamaica.
Th West Indies Women’s Cricket team on Thursday lost their second match in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 series, against India in Taunton. India opener Smriti Mandhana struck an unbeaten century to guide her side to a convincing seven-wicket victory over the West Indies Women. The Windies women have already lost to Australia in their first match.