India vs West Indies 2nd ODI 2019: Virat Kohli vs Sheldon Cottrell and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for in Trinidad
Virat Kohli and Sheldon Cottrell (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

India vs West Indies second ODI will be played at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad on Sunday, August 11. Players and fans of both the nations will pray for a rainless day so that match does not washes out like that of the first ODI. The first ODI was affected by the rains at the start and match could only see West Indies bat for 13 overs putting 54/1 in the scoreboard. Only two more matches will be played under the ODI series before the Test series starts. West Indies vs India Cricket Score 2nd ODI Match. 

The T20 series saw a competition between few players of India and West Indies trying to outplay each other. The T20 series, which India won 3-0, saw some youngsters like Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar and Rishabh Pant coming to limelight with their incredible performances. The West Indies, popular for their strong batting in the T20 format, suffered a batting collapse in all the three matches and except Kieron Pollard, no other batsman was able to perform consistently. It is expected that the performance of the Caribbean team in ODIs will be different due to entry to experienced players like Jason Holder and Chris Gayle. Here we look at some exciting mini-battles which are expected to hover over minds of viewers during India vs West Indies 2nd ODI at Trinidad. India Vs West Indies 2nd ODI 2019: Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Chris Gayle and Other Players to Watch Out for in Trinidad. 

Virat Kohli vs Sheldon Cottrell

The West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell has been able to dominate Virat Kohli, dismissing him two times in three T20 matches. Even Cottrell will be knowing well that he has the ability to outplay the Indian skipper and he will look for the same during the 2nd ODI. Kohli will be well aware of Cottrell’s excellence against him and the Indian captain will try to not fall into the hands of the West Indies bowler.

Chris Gayle vs Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav stopped Chris Gayle from going massive in the first ODI by dismissing him. The Indian spinner’s tactics worked well against the West Indies opener. India may again call up Yadav to attack Gayle in the second ODI. Gayle, on the other hand, can easily smash spinners to long sixes and he will look to avenge his dismissal against the left-handed spinner.

Carlos Brathwaite vs Mohammed Shami

In the absence of Kieron Pollard from the ODI squad, Carlos Brathwaite is the next big all-rounder in the West Indies team. His ability to hit big shots becomes a big danger for the opposition and we have seen his excellence in the World Cup 2019 match against New Zealand. Mohammed Shami is a much experienced Indian bowler and if Carlos goes big, Shami will be called to halt the West Indies all-rounder.

These mini battles will entertain the fans who are eagerly waiting to witness some cricket actions between both sides. India is expected to keep their playing 11 same as that of first ODI. Hence, Shreyas Iyer and Khaleel Ahmed will be given an opportunity to prove themselves.