India is the 4th best ODI team according to the ICC world rankings; they have a rating of 113; and are trailing behind the trio of New Zealand, England, and Australia who have 121, 119, and 116 ratings respectively. Later in their upcoming ODI series, they face West Indies; the team is currently the 8th best team in the world and has a rating of 84. Considering India’s performance in their last ODI series with South Africa; where the men in blue lost all the matches of the series in a poor manner this is set to be an extremely competitive series!
The three-match ODI series will be played from the 6th of February until the 11th of February; firstly on the 6th of February, the teams will play in the Narendra Modi Stadium at 1 pm IST. Later following this fixture on the 9th of February the teams will play the second ODI in the Narendra Modi Stadium again at 1 pm IST. Lastly, the last match of the ODI series will be played on the 11th of February; at the same stadium as the previous two venues and will commence at 1 pm IST.
India roaster to take on West Indies in the ODI series!
The BCCI has decided that India will play the West Indies series with these players; Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), D Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna and Avesh Khan.
They further announced that Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami has been rested from the series; KL Rahul will be available from the 2nd ODI onwards and R Jadeja is undergoing his final stage of recovery post his knee injury and will not be available for the ODI and T20.
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