The series between India and West Indies has been remarkable so far. Both the teams have been performing well as the T20Is went for to the final match and now the ODI series will be decided in the final match as well. India vs West Indies third ODI is going to be played at the Barabati Stadium, Odisha on the 22nd of December 2019. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM IST.
In the previous match at Vishakapatnam, India performed extra-ordinarily well defeating West Indies by a massive margin of 107 runs. Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were the batting illustrious as they shared a record 227-run partnership from 37 overs. Indian statistical reports against the ‘Men in Maroon’ says that India hasn't lost an ODI series at home for more than one decade. The last time India saw a defeat was way back in 2002-03. They will be looking forward to win the third ODI in the leadership of Virat Kohli in Odisha.
The West Indies team is trying their level best to perform well. They had showcased their skills in every format of the game but went through some bad luck during the series. They levelled the T20 series and then lost in the finals and again in the ODI series, they are on the same point period. But this time, West Indies would try to prove it the other way. Many times, they have brought India under pressure and there is no reason why they shouldn’t believe they can get better of India and win the series.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The weather is likely to be good and sunny as the temperature will be around 28 degree Celsius during daytime. A good batting track is on offer at the Barabati Stadium with the venue known for high-scoring encounters.
Probable Playing XI
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (c), Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Khary Pierre, Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh Jr.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.