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Live: West Indies vs India, 2nd ODI – Live Cricket Score, Commentary | 2019
#West Indies (Playing XI):
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
#India (Playing XI):
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed
#Jason Holder: There might be a bit of moisture on this pitch so hopefully, we will get early wickets. We have to execute our skills on each and every day. We have one forced change in our team. Fabian Allen is unfit, Oshane Thomas comes in his place. (On Gayle’s 300th match) It is a big match for Chris Gayle, I would like to congratulate Gayle for an outstanding career so far. We want to win this game for him.
#Virat Kohli: We will bat first, it looks like a nice wicket and historically pitch slows down in the second innings. I think, spinners will come into play in the second half of the day. The nature of the pitch makes us bat first. When the series is compressed, you want to be focussed even more. We want to execute our skills in the middle. It doesn’t matter for us whether it is a two match series or a three match series. We are unchanged. We are backing Rishabh to still bat at four and Shreyas Iyer will bat at five. Four and five are more like floating batting position for us, according to the situation of the game anyone can bat anywhere. For me, top-3 and probably 6 and 7 are specialist batting positions than four and five. I think, it has become a topic of debate for a long time. In ODI’s and T20s, four and five are your flexible guys.
#India have won the toss and have opted to bat
It is bright and sunny at the moment and hope we would get full 100-over contest today. Captains are ready in the middle for the toss.
Pitch looks firm, there is a bit of grass. It looks good for batting. The last 7 matches have been affected by rain hence average score is low here. Pitch might slow down in the second innings so captains would like to bat first on this deck.
#Windies just didn’t play the moments well in the T20Is but a different format might change it for them. But then the shortest format was their strongest suit and they will have to play good cricket for larger periods of time to threaten this Indian unit.