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India Predicted XI vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Will Arshdeep Singh get a chance?



India beat West Indies by three runs in the first ODI at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad. The nail-biting match on Friday went on till the last over where Mohammad Siraj defended 15 runs to help the visitors gain an early advantage in the three-match series. Fifties from Shikhar Dhawan (97), Shubman Gill (64) and Shreyas Iyer (54) set the stage for India, with Yuzvendra Chahal (2 for 58), Mohammad Siraj (2 for 57) and Shardul Thakur (2 for 58). Runs) on 54) made a combined effort in the second innings to restrict West Indies to three runs short of 308 for seven.

Here we think what could be India’s playing XI for the second ODI:

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain): Though he missed out on a century, Dhawan played a crucial role in the first ODI, scoring 97 runs for India. The change in the stand-in skipper’s bowling and the field placement in the first game was spot on.

Shubman Gill: The right-handed batsman got ahead of the likes of Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad and grabbed the opportunity with a 53-ball 64. He is sure to continue as Dhawan’s opening partner.

Shreyas Iyer: The batsman played well in the first ODI and scored 54 runs in 57 balls. The half-century will give Iyer a lot of confidence to go ahead in the series.

Suryakumar Yadav: The right-handed batsman failed to impress with his 14-ball 13 in the first ODI against West Indies and will be in a hurry to move into the second game.

Deepak Hooda: The right-handed batsman has been in good form with the bat but failed to find the momentum in the first ODI. Hooda scored 27 runs in 32 balls in the first ODI against West Indies and his eyes will be on a better performance in the second match.

Sanju Samson: He has got very limited batting opportunities as Rishabh Pant has been India’s first-choice wicketkeeper. The series against West Indies gives him a good chance to make some international appearances in the 50-over format.

Axar Patel: Southeast has failed to impress of late. In the first ODI against West Indies, Axar scored 21 runs in seven overs before taking a wicket. Considering that Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the second ODI as well, Akshar’s place in the playing XI is certain.

Shardul Thakur: While the all-rounder was decent with the limited opportunities he got with the bat in the first ODI against West Indies, he was duly impressive with the ball in hand. Shardul returned 2 wickets for 54 runs in eight overs.

Mohd Siraj: The right-arm pacer returned 2 for 57 in his 10 overs in the first ODI against West Indies. Siraj was excellent with his line and length, so his bowling was much better than the figures.


Yuzvendra Chahal: The leg-spinner is consistently performing well. He returned 2 wickets for 58 runs in the first ODI against West Indies.

Arshdeep Singh: The famous Krishna failed to impress with the ball in the previous match and this could prompt the selectors to go with Arshdeep Singh in the second ODI. Krishna took a wicket in 10 overs against West Indies.

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