Virat Kohli led India shall be taking on West Indies in the third One-Day International at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Friday. The match is scheduled to commence at 6:30 pm (IST).
'Men in Blue' who lead the series 1-0 shall be looking to win the game and take an unassailable lead in the ODI series. Meanwhile, West Indies who are without their star players would look to their youngsters to step up the game and put up a fight against their much-fancied opponents.
West Indies need to get their campaign back on track as they are in danger of missing on a direct berth to the 2019 World Cup. The Indian team would be high on confidence after the overwhelming 105-run victory in the second ODI at Trinidad and Tobago.
The Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane have come good in both the matches played so far, stitching together healthy partnerships to give the Indian an ideal platform to start with. Virat Kohli has also been in a rich vein of form with the bat. The Indian seam attack has been all over the West Indian top order and upcoming leggie Kuldeep Yadav has impressed by picking up wickets regularly.
The Indians might pick young turk Rishabh Pant for the game as Yuvraj Singh has been struggling for form of late. Meanwhile, the Windies have added Kyle Hopes and Sunil Ambris to their squad to strengthen their batting unit
Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
Probable XI: Evin Lewis, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope(w), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins