After an exciting T20 series, both India and West Indies move to ODI format. Two teams will be looking to build a side that can take through to the next World Cup in 2023. West Indies have started well under Pollard in this format, beating Afghanistan 3-0 in Lucknow, they have a young core of players consisting of Hetmyer, Pooran in the middle order and this series will help them gain more experience and correct the small mistakes in the game. India, on the other hand is without their experienced opener, Dhawan who has been replaced by Mayank Agarwal.
Rahul and Rohit will continue to open in limited-overs. They had lots of issues in the middle order during the last 2-3 years so management will be looking to solve the problems soon. Shivam Dube might be making his debut in ODI as he did in the shorter format in the absence of Hardik Pandya. The bowling core will remain the same as in the T20 format.
Yes, India is the favorite to win the match. In the last ODI series held in West Indies, just after the World Cup, India won the series 2-0 and they are coming from a confident series victory in the T20 format with Rohit, Rahul, Kohli among runs, Shami continuing his good shape with the ball across the formats.
Chepauk used to be a slow surface during IPL, it's mainly due to getting the home advantage for Chennai Super Kings but it will change in the ODI's and India will be looking to score around 280-320 runs especially their top order has been in good touch in limited-overs.
Hayden Walsh and Sheldon Cottrell are the best bets to take more than two wickets, both coming from good T20 series. Hayden Walsh was getting some good turn in the T20 series and he would like the conditions in Chennai with his leg-spin. Sheldon Cottrell is one of the most improved bowlers in the last one year, he has turned to one of the important players in limited-overs for West Indies, he was the leading wicket-taker for West Indies in World Cup 2019.
Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran are the two consistent batsmen in the West Indies side. Shai Hope has good memories playing in India. During the last tour, he scored 250 runs from 5 matches including 1 hundred and 2 fifties. On the other hand, Pooran has been one of the most consistent batsmen since the World Cup, he was nearing 45 average and over 100 strike rate in short span of the 50-over career.
India - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
West Indies - Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Khary Pierre, Rostan Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Kieron Pollard, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh Jr.
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