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India now have a firm hold on the One-Day International (ODI) series against West Indies, having won the third ODI by 93 runs on Friday. They will now look to seal the series in the 4th ODI, which is to be played on the same ground in Antigua on Sunday. On the other hand, West Indies have a lot to ponder upon and they will need to win both the remaining matches to draw the series. The third ODI saw some interesting battles between the bat and the ball and the fourth ODI promises the same. Let’s take a look at some of the key battles that we might get to witness:

Virat Kohli vs Jason Holder: Captain vs Captain, interesting right? In the third ODI, the Indian captain was troubled by the bounce that Holder was able to generate off the surface and the West Indian skipper eventually dismissed Kohli for just 11 runs. With the next match supposed to be played at the same ground, it will be interesting to see if Kohli can cope with the pace and bounce of the surface and win this battle of captains.

West Indies batsmen vs Kuldeep Yadav: In both the matches, the West Indian batsmen failed to counter the spin of Kuldeep Yadav. The Chinaman bowler bamboozled the hosts with his variations and picked up 3-fors in both the ODIs. If the West Indian batsmen need to score or chase down a big total, then they will need to quickly decode Kuldeep Yadav’s mystery.

Miguel Cummins vs the Indian openers: It was really a fine spell of bowling from Miguel Cummins in the last match. The pacer bowled at a decent pace and was able to generate considerable bounce off the surface. He also picked up the in-form Shikhar Dhawan with the help of a short delivery and then in the end, got rid of Ajinkya Rahane. This battle between Cummins and the Indian openers promises to be a riveting one.

Yuvraj Singh vs Devendra Bishoo: Now, we know that Yuvraj Singh is a tremendous striker of the cricket ball, but for some reason, he struggles against the leg-spinners (and also against the short-pitch stuff). We saw that in Champions Trophy final and the same was on display last night when he faced Devendra Bishoo. The southpaw survived a close LBW call earlier on, but was not lucky the second time around as Bishoo trapped him in front of the stumps. Only time will tell whether or not Yuvraj is able to get his technique right against the leg-spinners.

Umesh Yadav vs Evin Lewis: If India have got a genuine quick in their squad, who can swing the bowl, then it is this man. Umesh Yadav has got the natural ability to move the ball away from the right-hander and to counter the swing that he was getting – he bowled two wides to start off his spell – Umesh came round the wicket to the left-hander Lewis and bowled an absolute beauty to shatter the off-stump. Lewis, who is usually aggressive in his approach, will need to come up with a plan to counter the pace and swing of Umesh, if he wants to score big.