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West Indies vs India 2nd ODI – Match Preview and predictions

The series is now on the line for the hosts West Indies, who suffered a three-run defeat over India in the opening ODI. The second ODI is set to take place at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, with the Nicholas Pooran-led team hoping to advance. The absence of Jason Holder had a significant impact on the first ODI, but he is unlikely to make the starting XI after testing positive for Covid-19.

On the other hand, while India checked most of the boxes in the first ODI, they will be concerned about middle-order collapses, which could have resulted in a loss in the first game. They are unlikely to make a lineup change because Ravindra Jadeja is out with a knee injury.

West Indies vs India 2nd ODI – Pitch Report

Despite the fact that rain is forecasted 24 hours before the game, clear skies are expected on Sunday. With 600 runs scored in the first ODI, another run-fest could be in the cards, especially since the match is being played at the same site.

West Indies vs India 2nd ODI – Team News and Probable XI

West Indies

Because Jason Holder’s acquisition of COVID-19 effectively eliminates him from the series, West Indies must strike the correct balance. With little choices, they are likely to remain with the same XI or draught Keemo Paul in lieu of one of the left-arm spinners.

Probable XI

Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales


If India decides to bench Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh or Avesh Khan could get a chance. The top seven are likely to remain the same.

Probable XI

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna

West Indies vs India 2nd ODI – Player of the Match Prediction

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer was solid in the first ODI against the West Indies, and this will be his best chance to cement a spot in the ODI squad. The right-hander hit a 57-ball 54 with five fours and two sixes, dominating the spinners in the middle overs. Given his enormous talent, Iyer will attempt to turn his half-century into a century in the second ODI.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal delivered another strong performance in the first ODI against the West Indies batting lineup, and he will look to repeat his heroics in the second game. The leg-spinner took a huge wicket of Rowman Powell, who can rapidly take the game away from the opponent, and turned the game in India’s favor. His recent form has been outstanding, and he will be Dhawan’s most potent weapon on the pitch.

West Indies vs India 2nd ODI – Match Winner Prediction

West Indies is predicted to win this game and stay alive in the series.