|India v West Indies 2014|
||vs|| West Indies
ScheduleSaturday, 11 October 2014 at 09:00 GMT / 10:00 UK / 14:30 IST
VenueFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Team West Indies proved their worth in the first One Day International while beating India all ends up by a big margin of 124 runs that will boost their confidence during rest of the tour. The batting of the Caribbeans revolved around Marlon Samuels who blasted his sixth hundred in the limited overs game and second against the Blue Shirts. The home batting collapsed against the calculated bowling of the Windies that was supported by excellent fielding. The Men in Blue will do their best to come back in the series by winning the next match whereas the visitors will anticipate strengthening their position.
The entire batting line up of India went down like ninepins except Shikhar Dhawan who contributed a fighting innings of 68 and Ravindra Jadeja with 33. Clouds are hanging over the wonder boy of cricket, Virat Kohli, who once again failed with the bat and scored just two runs. Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni must try to stay at the wicket and provide their team a sufficient winning total. Mohammed Shami was impressive with four wickets while Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Amit Mishra should be more accurate.
Marlon Samuels played an unbeaten heroic knock of 126 accompanied by two important wickets in the opening game. Denesh Ramdin registered his fifth ODI fifty and Dwayne Smith scored 46 runs. Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard can pick their form with the bat while their deadly bowling is being looked after by Dwayne Bravo, Jerome Taylor, Andre Russell, Ravi Rampaul and Darren Sammy.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 09:00 GMT, 14:30 local at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
Perfect playing conditions supported by a sunny day with the temperatures around 21-36ᵒC.
India should opt to bat first that will take off the pressure from their batsmen and West Indies will also try to set a target subject to winning the toss.
It has been a happy hunting ground for India who has won most of the ODIs played her and the strip assists the bowlers and batsmen equally good.
India – MS Dhoni (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambat Rayudu. Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma.
West Indies – Dwayne Bravo (C), Dwayne Smith, Darrren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Darrren Sammy, Sulieman Benn, Ravi Rampaul, Jerome Taylor.
India is capable of squaring the ODI series at 1-1.