IND vs WI LIVE: Rohit Sharma's Fifty, India 150 runs closer

IND vs WI LIVE: Rohit Sharma's Fifty, India 150 runs closer
IND vs WI LIVE: Rohit Sharma's Fifty, India 150 runs closer

India vs West Indies 4th ODI: Fourth match of the five-match ODI series between India and the West Indies

The fourth match of the five-match ODI series between Team India and the West Indies is being played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Batting first, winning the toss, Team India lost two wickets in 26 overs and scored 141 runs. Rohit Sharma (63 runs) and Ambati Rayudu (15 runs) are on the crease.

Shikhar Dhawan (38) was caught by Kimono Paul at midwicket on the ball. Dhawan hit four fours and two sixes in 40 balls. Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion on a personal score of 16 runs. In the back of the wicket, the ink-hop put Kemp Roach on the ball.

Earlier, Team India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first and bowled the West Indies. There has been two changes in India's Playing XI for this match. Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja have been included in the team in place of Rishabh Pant and Yuswendra Chahal.

Apart from this, a change has been made in the West Indies team too. In Placeing XI, in place of Obed Mcoy, Chemo Paul has got place in the team. The first ODI played in Guwahati was named after India, while the second match played in Visakhapatnam was tie. In the third ODI played in Pune, West Indies won the series by 1-1.

West Indies, by strengthening their game, defeated India by 43 runs in the third match to level the series 1-1 and win the first win on this tour. In such a scenario, India will have to make the next two matches in order to win the series, and for this, it needs to improve batting along with batting as well.

Team India

India has to bear the brunt of the poor form of lack of consistency in the performance of the middle order and the poor form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's bat. India will have to play only 15 ODIs and play before the next World Cup in England next year, and in such a case it is not just the problem of Monday match.

After being excluded from the T20 squad, Dhoni now has fewer opportunities to return to the form. In Pune, Ambati Rayudu (22) was successful in reaching the rhythm, but if the right-handed batsman has to make his place in fourth place, then he has to perform consistently well.

Rishabh Pant, who batted at number five above Dhoni in the last match, has shown an aggressive stance, but he is waiting for a useful innings in his debut series. The selectors have given Kedar Jadhav in the team for the last two matches, which will give India strength.

In recent times, his fitness has been a matter of concern, but after recovering from leg muscles in the Godhra Trophy, he looked fit. In addition to Jadhav's aggressive batting, his off-spin bowling can also be effective.

Openers will have to give better start

Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have failed in two consecutive matches and the team is expected to have a big partnership with them. For the hosts, however, the most positive side is Captain Kohli's form, who scored a third in the third ODI in Pune and became the first Indian to do so. Fans will expect another hundred from Kohli, but the captain will want his team to perform better than the previous two matches.

Talking about bowling, Jaspreet Bumrah returned to the side in the third ODI on Saturday, picking up four wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has scored a lot of runs in the death overs but he is expected to make a comeback. The role of both the spinners, Yuswendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, will be crucial in preventing the opposition's batsmen.

West Indies

West Indies's greatest wicket-taker wicket-keeper batsman Shami Hope, who scored 123 runs in Visakhapatnam and two crucial innings of 95 in Pune. The team would expect another big turn from them and also failed to convert a good start into the third innings in the third match with Shimron Hetmeyer. Prior to the Pune match, left-handed batsman Hetmeyer scored 106 and 94 runs. The team will also expect good performance from players like Kiron Powell, Chandrapal Hemraj and Rovman Powell.

Experienced Marlon Samuels, who performed well in the third ODI in the third ODI, picked up three wickets but his bat is still silent. Captain Jason Holder also would like to contribute. After good performance in Pune, fast bowler Obed Mackay and off-spinner Ashley Nurse will have the confidence to grow and they would like to give their team an unstoppable edge.

With this match CCI will return to international cricket a long time later. This field hosted its previous Test 2009 and ODI international match in 2006.


Playing XI:

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Khalil Ahmed, Kedar Jadhav

West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Chandrapal Hemraj, Shimron Hatmayer, Shay Hope, Ashley Nurse, Chemo Paul, Roemman Powell, Kemar Roach and Marlon Samuels, Kiron Powell and Fabian Allen.

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