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Team India is definitely eyeing on to seal the series as of today after the great loss they faced during the 4th ODI, it will be great to see both the team fighting to own what they want form the series
It has been a very slow pitch in West Indies as none of the batsmen from both the squad are able to score big and handy to catch it upto the mark of the level they have set in the minds of the people
It won’t be a surprise if captain Virat Kohli, who minced no words in criticising his team’s shot selection, brings about changes in the middle-order.
Dinesh Karthik, who played his first international match for India in more than three years in the fourth ODI, could not make any impact on his comeback but the team management is unlikely to drop him after just one failure.
It remains to be seen of veteran Yuvraj Singh is available after suffering a hamstring injury.
Ajinkya Rahane has been the only one performer that has been performing constantly but the slow pitch is the main due factor that is not allowing Rahane to free up his arms and score the way he naturally use to.
Rahane in an interview said that he too like to play big shots and go after the bowlers like other players but it is the need and condition that is not stopping him to do so, as because the team will fall down if he too starts up playing aggressively
He understands the situation very well and plays upto his potential and fetches the above par result with his bat, his positivizes is always welcomed warmly on and off the pitch.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja.
West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams.