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Modification in the Indian Squad for the final three ODIs against the Windies

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma performed brilliantly in the First One Day International against West Indies which was held at Guwahati. India took the lead in the 5-match ODI series by 1-0 as the match was won by India by 8 wickets.

 

Team India in first ODI chased the target of 323 runs against West Indies. Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten and scored 152 runs and Virat Kohli made 140 Runs.

 

In the second One Day International against West Indies which was as held at Visakhapatnam. India score was 321/6 and West Indies score was 321/7. Thus the match ended in a thrilling tie but India still leads the 5-match ODI series 1-0 after the second game.

 

Virat Kohli scored 157 runs for India in the 2nd match of ODI and Shai Hope remained unbeaten and scored 123 runs for Windies in the same match.

 

Now, the third ODI is to be held on October 27 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The selectors announced the 15-member India squad for the final three One-day internationals (ODIs) against the Windies.

 

Indian Team Squad for the final 3 ODIs include Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (Wicket-Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja , Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey.



Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were rested for the first two ODIs even after their good performances in the Asia Cup 2018. But now for the final three ODIs against West Indies, the selectors called up both the fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

 

Umesh Yadav managed to retain his place but Mohammed Shami was excluded from the team. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav both underperformed in the first two ODIs against the West Indies.

 

Mohammed Shami took only three wickets in the first two ODIs with an economy rate of 7. In the first ODI Shami granted 81 runs in his allotted 10 overs, taking two wickets while in the second ODI he took one wicket and gave away 59 runs.



Umesh Yadav, the right-hand fast bowler managed to take just one wicket in the first two ODIs with an economy rate of 7.10. He ended the first ODI with figures of 0/64, and while he added a wicket to his tally in the second match. He gave away 78 runs in his 10 overs.