India v West Indies, ODI series 2018, stats preview: From Windies' lack of experience to India's number 4 conundrum

India thrashed Windies of their first part of the tour in all three departments of the sport. The guests regarded clueless in Assessments, nonetheless, they’re a a lot better facet within the restricted overs format. Undoubtedly, it won’t be a stroll within the park for them as India begin mapping their highway in direction of the subsequent yr’s World Cup, having gone with roughly identical mixture which they wish to have for the event.

Dinesh Karthik has been dropped following his incapability to grab the essential moments for India batting at quantity four within the Asia Cup whereas Rishabh Pant has been given an opportunity after his breathtaking present with the bat early in his Take a look at profession. He is usually a priceless addition to the staff as India desperately wanted somebody to up the ante within the middle-overs in opposition to the spinners. Then again, Rayudu has been clearly outlined as the popular quantity four selection going into the World Cup by the Indian captain.

“Quantity four was one thing we have been trying for a very long time and with Rayudu coming in and taking part in nicely within the Asia Cup, [by] giving him sufficient game-time between now and the World Cup, I believe that individual slot can be sorted. He has an incredible one-day document already for India, so I believe the batting order is sorted so far as we’re involved,” he added within the press convention.

Whereas there is a chance for Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami to as soon as once more set up themselves within the ODI setup. While the Windies don’t have anything to lose and with the inclusion of some thrilling prospects in Fabian Allen and Obed McCoy, they wish to catch India offguard with some good performances.

Let’s have a look at few key stats earlier than the ODI sequence begins.

West Indies have an total higher ODI document in opposition to India in head-to-head matches however India have a 18-7 document in opposition to them on this decade.

Head-to-head India vs Windies

The final time when West Indies gained a bilateral ODI sequence in opposition to India was approach again in 2006. Nonetheless, India are but to whitewash Windies within the ODI format.


India vs Windies sequence outcomes

India are No.2 in ODI rankings they usually have misplaced solely two matches out of their final 10 ODIs whereas Windies’ efficiency within the current instances has adopted a sine curve.

Current kind (previous 10 ODIs) – Most up-to-date (Left to Proper)

India – W, T, W, W, W, W, L, L, W, W

Windies – L, W, L, L, W, W, L, W, W, W

West Indies’ inexperience is clearly seen within the following desk. Their most skilled man is Marlon Samuels who will play his 200th ODI at Guwahati.

Squad experience

Squad expertise

In modern-day ODI cricket India are a drive to reckon with and their document this yr in ODIs stresses their domination.

India's run in ODIs in 2018

India’s run in ODIs in 2018

As Kohli urged within the press convention, Rayudu, who had a splendid Asia Cup, is the reply for his or her quantity four quandary. In he multi-nation event he notched 175 runs at a median of 43.75. India have tried 4 choices on the quantity four place this yr in nut sadly, no participant responded in a splendid trend that opened the door for Rayudu, who will goal to cement his place within the staff within the Windies sequence.

Have India finally found Rayudu as their number 4 batsman?

Have India lastly discovered Rayudu as their quantity four batsman?

Key milestones:
– MS Dhoni wants to attain 51 extra runs to finish 10,000 runs for India in ODIs. (Dhoni has scored 174 ODI runs whereas taking part in for Asia XI)

– Shikhar Dhawan wants to attain 177 extra runs within the subsequent 4 ODI innings to change into the second quickest to attain 5,000 runs in ODIs.

– Ravindra Jadeja must amass 38 extra runs to change into the third Indian participant with 2000-plus ODIs runs and 150-plus wickets.

– Virat Kohli wants to attain 221 extra runs to change into the quickest participant to attain 10,000 runs in ODIs.

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Revealed Date: October 21, 2018

| Up to date Date: October 21, 2018


Up to date Date: Oct 21, 2018


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