It’s been more than a long time since India last lost two back to back ODI series at home. They never lost five straight ODIs in India. However, both those things may occur if they lose to West Indies in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday – they lost the last three matches to surrender the series against Australia 3-2 in March.
In spite of the fact that Rohit Sharma has been offensive so far against West Indies, the remaining Indian batting KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Shivam Dube were less confident and have all appeared over the white-ball arrangement that they could be depended on to assume liability, however, the equivalent can’t be same about the group’s bowling. Virat Kohli’s layout as captain has been to choke groups in the center overs after the new-ball bowlers carry out their job in their first spells, yet with Jasprit Bumrah missing, the early wickets have been increasingly hard to get a hold of.
It was in plain view in the first ODI, when the set West Indies batsmen played out the turn danger of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja effortlessly, regardless of a lot of turn on offer in Chennai. It constrained Kohli to bowl out Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami before the end overs, leaving newcomer Dube with the task of bowling. It was comparable for India during the misfortune to Australia, where Vijay Shankar was frequently the go-to bowler at the back end.
The main difference among India and the West Indies in Chennai was the number of alternatives each captain had, and West Indies’ seven-bowler option helped Kieron Pollard.