Subsequent to the off field controversies with coach Anil Kumble, Indian Skipper Virat Kohli is all set to move ahead and register a comprehensive victory against West Indies and prove his mettle after the humiliating loss to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final.
First one day international will be played today at the Port of Spain and will be followed by four more one day matcher and one T20.
Veterans like Yuvraaj Singh and MS Dhoni would like to score big knocks in the tournament and prove their utility to the team, as players like Rishab Pant and Hardik Pandya are doing their job as finishers in the best possible manner and are all set to fill the big shoes of Yuvraaj and Dhoni.
The current young inexperienced team of West Indies will give their best on the field in order to fix their spot in the team. All-rounder Roston Chase, who recently scored a Test century against India, and destructive batsman Evin Lewis can be the ones to watch out for. Another youngster, Rovman Powell a pace man from West Indies can be a surprising element for Indian batsmen.
Key players to watch out for from Indian team are Kuldeep Yadav and Rishab Pant who have made their way for the National team by performing brilliantly in the IPL. Kuldeep can play crucial role in India’s win as many batsmen of West Indies may find it difficult to read his googly and play his wrist spin which gives him an edge over Ravindra Jadega. Now the responsibility to provide opening start will solely rest on the shoulders of Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane as Rohit has been given rest for the tournament.
By- Ayush Tiwari