India will aim to seal the ODI series with a win at Ahmedabad © AFP
By CricketCountry Staff
Ahmedabad: Dec 5, 2011
Dominant India will once again be favourites against the West Indies in the third of the five-match One-Day International series, to be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad.
India, who are ahead by 2-0 in the series, would aim to seal the series with a win in the third ODI.
Although it has not been without some hiccups, the hosts look all set to hand out another defeat to the visiting side and take a winning 3-0 lead at the ground where they dethroned 2007 champions Australia on March 24 on their way to grabbing cricket’s most coveted crown the World Cup.
India, by all counts, are holding all the trump cards and should clinch the series unless they self-destruct or the Windies punch above their weight. A win tomorrow would give a consecutive series triumph to India after they mauled England 5-0.
The Virender Sehwag-led hosts have shown exemplary tenaciousness in the face of deep trouble to win the first two games of the series at Cuttack (by a narrow one wicket) and Vishakapatnam (by five wickets).
India: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virender Sehwag (c), Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Umesh Yadav.
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Danza Hyatt, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (c), Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine.