With the ODI series tied 1-1, India and West Indies will play the final and deciding match at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur on Wednesday.
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The final ODI match will begin at 9.00 am IST (03:30 GMT) on Wednesday and it will be telecast live in India on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 1. For live streaming, log on to Star Sports official website. To catch the match live online in the U.K., click HERE. You can catch the match live online in the U.S., by clicking HERE.
The ODI series has become interesting after being tied 1-1.
India conceded defeat to West Indies in the previous match after winning the first encounter. It was the due factor in the second innings that played a major role on the outcome of the game in the second ODI. There won't be such an issue in Kanpur due to the match being played in the day, so big scores can be expected from both the teams.
The win on Sunday will boost the confidence of the West Indies team. They beat India by two wickets with three balls to spare, and it was their first victory in five ODI matches. They will be keen to win the series after the humiliating defeat in the Test series.
The weather in Kanpur is expected to be humid. India have won eight and lost three out of 11 games played at the venue, while West Indies have won two matches played at the venue.
West Indies and India have 59-49 win-loss, one tied and two no result record in 111 ODIs played till date. India won the first ODI in Kochi by six wickets.
Both India and West Indies are expected to field the same starting XI that played in the previous match. Chris Gayle, who suffered a hamstring injury in the first ODI, has been ruled out of the third match.
Virat Kohli once again shone with the bat in the previous match, scoring 99 after a knock of 86 in the first game. Skipper MS Dhoni scored a half century and Shikhar Dhawan gave a decent start but other batsmen failed to convert. They will be expected put up a big total on the board on Wednesday.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami took two wickets apiece in the previous match. With the pitch at Kanpur expected to turn, spinners could play a major role.
West Indies bounced back after a disappointing outing and won the crucial second ODI match in Gayle's absence. They will be happy that not one but four of their batsmen gave significant contributions in the previous match. Darren Bravo, Kieran Powell, Darren Sammy and Lendl Simmons scored half centuries.
Ravi Rampaul ripped into Indian batting lineup, taking wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. Sunil Narine will play a vital role in Kanpur as the pitch is expected to favour spinners.
India are the favourites to win.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohit Sharma.
West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons.