India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: West Indies win toss and opt to bat first

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: West Indies have won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the second ODI at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

In the first game, India marked 3 runs win after successfully defending the target of 308 runs. Nicholas Pooran has called the game ‘bittersweet’ after his side put up equal efforts against Indian men.

Nicholas Pooran, after choosing to bat first, said that making anything above 250 will be challenging and his side would require to build strong partnerships if they want to put big score on board.

” I am going to bat first, it’s the same wicket. Anything over 250 will be challenging here. We need to build partnerships, we need to show up again and do the same thing again. One forced change, Motie is out – Hayden Walsh is in. If he (Hope) scores it’s fine, if he doesn’t the other batters can chip in,” said Nicholas Pooran after winning the toss.

Hardik Pandya says, “I feel it’s a good wicket. It gets slower and offers some turn. After the last game’s experience we wanted to bat first again. We gave few runs in the field. We are well prepared and looking forward for a good game. Siraj and Prasidh bowled well, I am sure we are going to do much better today. Prasidh Krishna is out and Avesh Khan comes in – he is making his ODI debut today,” after toss.

Avesh Khan is making his ODI debut for Team India in this game.

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Playing XI

India: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson(w), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan

West Indies: Shai Hope(w), Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran(c), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh


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