Preview: India vs West Indies 2nd ODI


So the 2nd ODI match against India and West indies will be underway in Vizag in a day. It is going to be Day night match with sun shining bright . India is one up in the series after a comfortable win against West Indies in the 1st ODI match by 4 wickets.

Gayle likely to be ruled out :

Chris Gayle suffered a hamstring tear on his left leg during the first ODI against India . Doctors who examined Gayle said that he would need two to four weeks to recover from his injury, so he is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of the three-match ODI series. This will be a severe blow to West Indies as they will miss the opening flamboyant batsman.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle who hurt himself while making a desperate dive to reach ground and was carried out of the ground in stretcher.

West Indies Woes and Discoveries :

West indies bowling have cost them a great deal . Sunil Narine who is number one spinner in the world recorded his career worst figures in the 1st match against India.Ravi Rampaul another senior on whom west Indies relied too failed to deliver early in the match .Darren Bravo the only batsman who played like batsman in form by getting a start but failed to make it big.Darren sammy and the captain Dwayne bravo too failed to shine which cost them the match.

Ravi Rampaul
Ravi Rampaul
Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine

India’s woes and Discoveries :

India’s top 3 batsman has been in sublime form this year . Dhawan and Rohit has been an awesome opening duo delivering in each and every match with Viratkohli coming at 3rd spot playing like a hero as he has done all time in his career . India’s spin duo Jadeja and Ashwin bowling well to restrict the opponent to a decent or low score . Raina’s worrying form continues as he got out on duck in the 1st match . Although he took some wickets he needs to deliver in batting too.

Virat Kolhi  Equalizes Don Bradman record of scoring 5000 runs in 114 innings
Virat Kolhi
Equalizes Don Brad man record of scoring 5000 runs in 114 innings
Suresh Raina Suresh Raina's awful batting form continues
Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina’s awful batting form continues

We can expect an exciting contest in the 2nd match if West Indies main stars like Narine ,Ravi Rampaul,Sammy and Bravo deliver big. It will be dry pitch so West indies would be thinking about adding another spinner in their line up along with Narine .Narine on dry pitch will be dangerous as he can spin the ball both ways however India too have Jadeja and Ashwin who can exploit the conditions.