India are aiming to continue their winning streak in the home in the fifth ODI of the five-match ODI series against Windies in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1st. The five-match ODI series between India and Windies has come to its climax as the both teams are geared up for the decider of the series in Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
As usual the Indian top order will be a key in this match too. All of them are looking in good touch even though Shikhar Dhawan hasn’t delivered anything big so far in the series.
With the ton in Brabourne, Ambati Rayudu looks comfortable at no.4 position that will be a biggest bonus for the team. Kedar Jadhav also had a decent cameo at the end of Indian innings in 4th ODI. MS Dhoni, the hot topic of cricket world will be under spot light since this might be his last International game this year. He had a decent nick during fourth ODI compared to his previous ones in the series.
An injury in the left hand will also make his presence in the game doubtful. If there is no injury issues, India are expected to continue with the same XI since bowlers did their part very well in Brabourne.
On the visitors side, they were put in a hectic situation to chase a mammoth target which was almost impossible until some special things happen. They are having a decent run in the ODI series except the fourth ODI.
If they win the fourth ODI and draw the series 2-2, that will be a huge one for them. Even though they had a batting collapse in last ODI, their batting line-up looks strong to face challenges.
In the bowling department, Ashley Nurse is been the key so far. But his presence will be in doubt since he had a shoulder injury in the last outing.
Obed Mccoy might return to the side since Keemo Paul was totally ineffective in the Brabourne ODI. Kemar Roach has to step up since he is been below the mark so far. If India win this one, it will be their eighth straight win over the Windies in a bilateral one-day international series – the last time the Windies won was back in 2006 at home.
Predicted XI: India: Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan
Windies: Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy, Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell.