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India vs Windies 2018, 5th ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Tips

India are expected to win the final ODI as well and bag yet another ODI series over the Windies by 3-1.

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After a thumping win the fourth ODI of the five-match series against the Windies, Team India will be looking to seal the series in the Thiruvananthapuram ODI and seal the series. After dominating the first three matches, Virat Kohli registered his lowest ODI score this year but Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu took the things forward to guide their team to a big total. Windies still have an opportunity to level the series by defeating the hosts and spoiling the ODI debut of the Greenfield stadium.

It will be interesting to see if India bring back Yuzvendra Chahal for Ravindra Jadeja, who came into the squad for increasing the batting depth. Khaleel Ahmed’s last match performances will ensure he will remain in the squad. Windies’ ploy to bring in Keemo Paul for Obed McCoy backfired as Paul turned out to be expensive. McCoy picked up wickets in the middle overs in the two ODIs he played and is likely to regain his spot.

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Match Details:

The fifth ODI between India and Windies will be hosted by The Greenfield Stadium, Sports Hub in Thiruvananthapuram. The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (IST).

Last five ODI matches:

India: W, L, T, W, W.

Windies: L, W, T, L, L.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The ODI between India and Windies will be the first List A game at the Greenfield Stadium and only the third professional game across all formats. This venue hosted one first-class match in October 2017 and a T20I between India and New Zealand in November last year. The game was reduced to eight overs-a-side and both the teams struggled to bat on a surface that kept gripping. However, the curator suggested they have got enough time to prepare a perfect batting deck for the ground’s ODI debut.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.

Windies: Jason Holder (C), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, Kieran Powell.

Probable XI:

India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja/Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.

Windies: Jason Holder (C), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell, Devendra Bishoo/Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy.

Power Picks:

Kuldeep Yadav’s consistency at picking up wickets makes him a must pick. Obed McCoy, who could be coming back for the last ODI, is a crucial pick from the Windies squad alongside Jason Holder and Shai Hope.

Best Playing XI:

Shai Hope, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Obed McCoy.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Virat Kohli is by default option for a multiplier. Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu can also be considered for captain and vice-captain. Though Bumrah went wicketless in the last game, he along with Kuldeep and Holder will make a case for the vice-captain role.

Expert Advice:

As mentioned in the earlier guides of the series, Shikhar Dhawan is expected to continue his pattern of low scores. His ODI career is constructed via a series of consistent scores i.e. either big scores or low scores. Windies’ off-spinner Ashely Nurse suffered a shoulder injury and could be replaced by Devendra Bishoo in the final game.

Probable Winners:

India are expected to win the final ODI as well and bag yet another ODI series over the Windies by 3-1.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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