WI v IND, 2nd ODI: Windies Opt to Bowl; Samson In, Rohit & Kohli Rested

Barbados: India and West Indies are gearing up for the second ODI at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday (July 29). India holds a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after a dominant performance in the opening match. Kuldeep Yadav’s four-wicket haul and Ishan Kishan’s impressive fifty were the major positives from India’s victory, while Shai Hope top-scored for the hosts.

The pitch at Kensington Oval is well-balanced, offering good bounce for batsmen and assistance for spinners. Seamers will need accuracy as there won’t be much movement. The toss-winning team may opt to chase, given historical conditions.

However, the weather could play a role with predictions of some showers and thunderstorms, leading to possible disruptions during the game. The temperature is expected to be around 30 degrees Celsius with 83% humidity and a wind speed of 27 Km/hr.

India will aim to seal the series with another win, while West Indies will seek to bounce back. Fans can expect an exciting contest in Barbados.

Playing XIs

West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze, Shai Hope(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Keacy Carty, Romario Shepherd, Yannic Cariah, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales

India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar

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