India vs West Indies 5th ODI at Trivandrum: Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli combined to end Marlon Samuels short stay for 24 off 38 balls. Out-of-form Samuels looked to throw his bat at everything, it lasted for a brief period as he could not kick on and get something big. It looked like the ball stopped on Samuels who was looking to play an extravagant drive. He had to check his shot at the last instance and that led to him lobbing the ball in the air as Kohli took a dolly to bring an end to his knock. Also Read - Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Donate an Undisclosed Amount to PM-CARES Joining India's Fight Against Coronavirus
It looks like a tricky wicket to bat on and hence it was surprising that Holder won the toss and opted to bat first. Bhuvi and Bumrah, both have been excellent in their first spell. Wonderful use of the pitch conditions. Looks like an English track. Seam position is the key here. Both the seamers picked up a wicket in their first over of the match to send the Windies openers packing without scoring.
India will be looking for a victory too on Thursday as Virat Kohli & Co. would want to clinch their 6th straight bilateral ODI series win at home. They lead the series 2-1, with the second match being tied.
Windies (Playing XI): Kieran Powell, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas
India (Playing XI):
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah