India is about to face the West Indies in the home series within a few days. Team India clinched the Asia Cup title in a breath-taking game against Bangladesh yesterday. They need to fight the West Indies for a five ODI series from 21st October at Guwahati. Here are few changes India should make to clinch the ODI series against West Indies.
1.Rishabh Pant in for Dinesh Kartik
Dinesh Kartik was provided enough chances to prove himself but he did not make the correct use of it. In the Asia cup, the occasional wicketkeeper Kedar Jadhav scored a decent number of runs. Kartik slammed 146 runs from six games and scored 44 runs from the game against Afghanistan. By his performance for India A, Rishabh Pant might be called for the series against West Indies.
2.Virat Kohli in for Manish Pandey
Virat Kohli is rested for Asia cup keeping in mind the home series against West Indies and tour to Australia. Manish Pandey played just one game in the Asia cup. In the list A matches, he slammed 73*,117*,21*, and 95* in the List A matches for India B. His team clinched the title in the quadrangular series played between India A, South Africa A, and Australia A.
He just scored eight runs in the game against Afghanistan and Kohli might recover before the series against West Indies. Kohli might be added to the top order and middle order may comprise of Kedar Jadhav, Rayudu, and MS Dhoni.
- Hardik Pandya instead of Deepak Chahar
Hardik Pandya would be in for Deepak Chahar for the series against West Indies since Indian grounds might favor spinners. Pandya is the most wanted all-rounder for the team and he showed good figures against England in the recent series and was rested for Asia cup keeping in mind the series against Australia and his fitness. In the game against Afghanistan, Chahar conceded 37 runs from four overs at an economy rate of 9.25 and it is the single game he played in Asia cup. Ravindra Jadeja made a good performance in the Asia cup and might be added into the squad against West Indies and Chahar might make the way for him.
- Shardul Thakur might replace Siddharth Kaul
Shardul Thakur might replace Siddharth Kaul in the series against West Indies. He was the replacement for Siddharth Kaul in the Asia cup. Kaul was wicketless in the solitary game against Afghanistan in Asia cup. Shardul Thakur picked 16 wickets from IPL 2018 and in Vijay Hazare trophy, he slammed 30 runs and picked 3/53. He needs to keep up his consistency to cement his position in the ODI squad for West Indies.