India and West Indies are all set to play the last game of the five-match ODI series at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. So far, the hosts and the visitors have been really good by winning one game each. A win here would mean the team would have the final winner of the series and would walk away with the tournament. Needless to say that the match at Trivandrum is expected to go live down the wire as both India and West Indies would want to put their best foot forward for the decider.
However, the Trivandrum stadium which is all set to host its first ODI, could witness the play being obstructed due to rains but the fast drainage would ensure that the game would not go down the drain. The ground is comparatively smaller so the game could be a high-scoring one. Talking about the Indians, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni are on the cusp of breaking records. Check out the preview for India vs West Indies, 2018 5th ODI.
Rohit Sharma who entertained the Mumbaikars with his swashbuckling 162 runs from 137 balls needs a couple of sixes to touch the 200 mark. If he manages to get a couple of maximums in this match, he will become the second Indian to get 200 sixes in ODIs. Whereas, MS Dhoni is just one run away from reaching the 10,000 run mark and will be the fifth Indian to do so. If Dhoni gets a stumping, he will surpass the record of Mark Boucher. Dhoni and Boucher have 424 dismissals in their kitty.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah, Lokesh Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey
Windies: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas