Indian Team are in a superb form as they already registered their resounding victory over the Windies in the T20 series and in the 2nd ODI. Virat Kohli & Co will be brimming with confidence as they easily thrashed the Caribbean side.
Jason Holder & Co will be looking to take revenge in the final 50-overs match as they are eagerly waiting to face the mighty Indian team. The last ODI game between India & West Indies starts at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad on August 14 (Thursday).
Indian captain Virat Kohli stated that the team is ultimately preparing for the T20 World Cup by experimenting & giving different roles to players. The team management has already experimented with different strategies and they succeeded in the T20 series. Men in Blue want to repeat the same feat in the final ODI too.
Virat Kohli & Co have enough time to experiment with their playing XI. The Men in Blue to try out 3 things differently in the upcoming final ODI match against West Indies.
KL Rahul & Rohit Sharma To Open The Innings
Indian opener KL Rahul didn't get the opportunity in the ODI series against West Indies. The young lad is a specialist opener and he loves to play his natural game in the opening slot. Shikhar Dhawan is badly performing in the tournament as he scored very low figures in all matches.
Rahul is a better choice than Shikhar Dhawan to open with Rohit Sharma. If the Indian team gets KL Rahul to sit on the bench, then it would be slightly difficult for him. If the Bangalore born player may open the innings, then he can easily attack the opposition in the 1st power play.
Get Khaleel Ahmed To Open The New Ball
The young fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed has improved a lot with his bowling performance in the recently concluded T20 series. If he bowls with a new ball then it would be a good opportunity for the youngster to learn how to swing the new ball in the ODI format.
Indian team management already has experimented the SRH player in T20 series and Men in Blue got good results. The 21-year-old has enough experience in the cash-rich league and he already proved in a lot of IPL matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Indian team have to give a chance to the young lanky fast bowler with the new ball to scalp early wickets.
Try For Navdeep Saini Instead Of Mohammed Shami
Navdeep Saini, 26, the right-arm fast bowler was an unexpected inclusion in the T20 & ODI squad. The young lad is the only quick man who can bowl 145+ speed and the aggressive pacer also clicks 150 mark. Navdeep Saini is a big threat for the Windies batsmen as they already struggled to bat freely in the previous matches.
It is better to give a chance for Haryana player instead of Mohammed Shami in the upcoming 3rd ODI match. In the final game, pitches are suited for the batsmen, it shows how the bowlers should control scoring the quick runs. Shami has enough experience in the death bowling, but Navdeep Saini has to prove his mettle. It's a time to include Navdeep Saini for the last white-ball match against the Windies side.
India's Probable Playing XI For The Final ODI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed.