Current Cricket Match Updates – 1st ODI: West Indies vs India, Barbados Clash
Ravindra Jadeja was not at his best, but he still made an impact with the ball. Shimron Hetmyer, who attempted a paddle shot and was bowled, was removed for 11 runs by him. This came to an end after 43 runs of reliable collaboration. Powell and Hope both managed to smash a boundary after Hetmyer was out, but Powell’s innings was short-lived as he was removed for 4 runs. Shubman Gill made an excellent grab after Shubman Gill was edged by a delivery that turned away from him. The Indian bowling attack soon also claimed Shepherd, due to Virat Kohli’s superb one-handed catch at second slip. These quick dismissals put West Indies in a precarious situation as they fell to 96/6 in the 18th over.
Mukesh and Shardul Put West Indies in Trouble
With Athanaze (22 off 18) mistiming a drive that caught a little extra bounce, Jadeja took a great catch at backward point, giving the debutant his first ODI dismissal even though the delivery wasn’t intended to take wickets. In the next over, a well-pitched delivery seams in and shatters the stumps, ending King’s innings (17 off 23). The result is that when the ninth over is over, the West Indies are at 45/3.
Athanaze Unleashes his Batting Prowess
Youngster Shines in the Series with an Outstanding Batting Performance. The up-and-coming talent doesn’t take long to make their imprint on this season. He makes an authoritative entrance by hitting the game’s first six, playing a great pick-up stroke over deep square leg, and then completing a graceful cover drive that culminates in a boundary. While Kings continues to test Mukesh, the latter finds his groove and secures his first four by playing a cut shot between the covers tastefully. Not to be outdone, Athanaze slams two successive fours to the fine leg boundary off two of Thakur’s short deliveries, giving the bowler 12 runs in his first over. West Indies are at 39/1 after the seventh over.
Hardik Makes Early Breakthrough
Hardik Pandya’s Swing and Bounce Deals West Indies an Early Blow. Hardik Pandya bowls for India in the first over, showing off excellent swing and bounce. By timing his drive through the covers perfectly, Brandon King is able to locate the boundary. While this is going on, Mukesh, a debutant, begins his ODI career from the other end and immediately demonstrates his skill with some quick bounce off a nice length. He puts Mayers to the test with a couple pitches just outside the off-stump, leading to a first over that brings to mind his Test debut. Mayers finally breaks free of the restrictions by getting a few runs against Hardik in the third over, but his stay at the wicket is brief. He fails in his attempt to push a shot over mid-on and instead gives Rohit Sharma an easy catch. At 7/1 in the third over, West Indies lost their first wicket. India’s bowling assault gets off to a strong start thanks to Hardik’s early success.
Toss and teams:
Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has won the toss and elected to bat first. He stated that the Indian playing eleven will consist of four seamers and two spinners.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.
West Indies (Playing XI): Shai Hope (c & wk), Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Alick Athanaze, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Yannic Cariah, Dominic Drakes, Jayden Seales, Gudakesh Motie.
Team Update: Following his Test debut in the previous match, Mukesh Kumar has now received his first One Day International (ODI) cap.
India accepted a 1-0 victory in the Test series despite the second Test in Trinidad being ruined by rain. Now, with India beginning to prepare for the 2018 World Cup, the emphasis is on the One Day International (ODI) format. However, the absence of important players like Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, and Shreyas Iyer raises concerns regarding who would take their places in the Indian team for the major competition. The other three have a chance to make a late surge and stake their claim, whereas Pant will lose the chance. India is aware of the significance of being ready for any unanticipated circumstances, though. The hosts, who saw their white-ball performance suffer during the qualifiers in Zimbabwe, have no such selection worries. They will be attempting to begin their trip onward and reset their form. Click here for a thorough preview of the opening ODI.
Siraj ruled out of West Indies ODIs
Mohammed Siraj, an Indian pacer, will be out for the entire three-match ODI series against the West Indies due to an ankle injury. During the just finished Test match in Trinidad, the right-arm fast bowler bowled around 31 overs. The BCCI medical staff has advised him to rest as a preventative measure, which has resulted in his withdrawal from the ODI series. Click to read.
Hetmyer, Oshane recalled for India ODIs
West Indies’ team for the three-match ODI series against India has undergone some major alterations. Fast bowler Oshane Thomas and power hitter Shimron Hetmyer have been summoned back, giving the team more firepower. In addition, leg-spinner Yannick Cariah and fast bowler Jayden Seales have been added after fully recovering from their respective surgeries, and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie is making a comeback after an injury. All-rounder Keemo Paul, who was injured, was not chosen, while former captains Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder were not available. The 15-man roster, which includes both seasoned pros and up-and-coming young players, is designed to pose a serious challenge to India in the next ODI series. Click to read.