West Indies vs India – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction
When is West Indies vs India taking place? Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 – 14:30 (UK)
Where is West Indies vs India taking place? Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain
What is the expected weather for West Indies vs India? 28-30c with sunny intervals, but a chance of thundery showers across play
What channel is West Indies vs India on? The match will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK
Where can I stream West Indies vs India? BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website and app
India beat West Indies by two wickets.
THE TEAM NEWS
- West Indies again came so close to toppling India, but fell just short of defending their score of 311/6 as a late cameo from Axar Patel dragged the tourists over the line, sentencing the Windies to an eighth consecutive ODI defeat.
- Opener Shai Hope was playing his 100th ODI for the West Indies and marked it with a century as the hosts’ batters continue to impress across this series, but until the bowlers can stem the flow of Indian runs, they will continue to struggle getting over the line.
- Hayden Walsh was brought into the side in place of Gudakesh Motie, but bowled just three overs for no wickets and an economy rate of 8.00, so it would be no surprise if Motie was brought back into the starting line-up here.
- India’s bench strength came to the fore once more in the second ODI, with all-rounder Axar Patel’s thrilling cameo of 64 not out from 35 balls proving decisive in his side’s successful run chase of 312, which will have delighted the Indian coaching staff when considering that Patel would likely have not been in the team had Ravindra Jadeja been fit.
- Wicket-keeper Sanju Samson also contributed with the bat with an excellent 54, another player who wouldn’t have featured had a first-choice player, in this case Rishabh Pant, been available.
- Only one change was made for the second ODI, fast bowler Avesh Khan played ahead of Prasidh Krishna, but Khan failed to make an impact with the ball and India may be tempted to switch back to Krishna.
West Indies have more than matched India over the course of this ODI series, but have failed to show the cutting edge required at crucial moments which has ultimately cost them. Despite that, it feels like West Indies’ fifth ODI victory of the year is not far away and provided they can tighten up with the ball, then the hosts’ have the capability to overcome their opponents. Although India will enter the third ODI with the series wrapped up and as heavy favourites to secure a 0-3 sweep, the value suggests that backing a West Indies win may prove the smart move in this one.