India vs West Indies, free match prediction

01 Nov 2018 | 13:30 | Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
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India will win the 5th and the last ODI against the West Indies
  • The 4th ODI highlighted the difference between these two teams. In this match, India secured a 224 runs victory - their third highest victory in terms of runs in ODIs - thanks to an effortless 162 by Rohit Sharma. Incidentally, his 7th 150 plus score in ODIs.
  • The last time India lost a home ODI series against West Indies was back in 2002 when they lost the 7-match series by 3-4.
  •   Since then India have won 14 of the 21 ODIs played at home against West Indies.
  •   India is currently ranked number 2 and is one of the toughest teams to beat at home with 3 batsmen in top order, namely Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan, being in top 5 ranked players in the world.
  • Tournament: West Indies tour of India 2018
  • Format: One Day International
  • Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Toss:
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Match Preview

India is set to play the last ODI against West Indies at Thiruvananthapuram on 1st of November. The ODI series consisted of a total of 5 matches. Currently, the series is poised at 2-1 with a sensational tie in the second match played at Visakhapatnam. 

West Indies have been competitive beyond expectations so far in this series with one win against the mighty hosts at Pune. Except for fourth ODI at Mumbai all the other matches have been tightly fought and have seen some good performances from both the teams. 

Shai Hope and the new sensation Shimron Hetmyer have been impressive so far for the West Indies. Whereas for the hosts the top three continue to dominate the outcome of the game with Kohli playing his best cricket yet.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Greenfield International Stadium is set for One Day International debut for the 5th match and the last match of the ODI series between India and West Indies. Only one T20I happened here in the past which India won by 6 runs against New Zealand in a rain-curtailed game in 2017.

This match is happening around the same time as that of the T20I match in 2017 and there have been reports of rain during this encounter as well. Keeping that in mind teams winning the toss would want to bowl first. That helps in knowing the target based on the DL method and decide the course of the chase accordingly.

Toss:

Winning Prediction

West Indies must win this match to level the series. They have nothing to lose. Whereas India tend to bounce back strongly after being pushed. They did that in the 4th ODI and would be willing to do so here at Thiruvananthapuram as well. 

Our prediction is that India would win this encounter being a better all-around side and having some of the top players firing in their ranks.

Author: Manish Khorgade