Substitute captain Shikhar Dhawan will again hope to say something as the Indian group, comprised of periphery players, take on the West Indies in the second ODI on Sunday. Having dominated the main match by three runs, another triumph will give India a progressive ODI series win in the Caribbean.
Be it Dhawan and rebound man Shubman Gill’s forceful opening stand, or Mohammad Siraj’s rise as the head of the bowling assault without even a trace of the accomplished Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, India marked every one of the containers on Friday to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
First up, it was about Gill as the profoundly evaluated opener, getting back to the ODI overlap after over 19 months, quickly jumping all over the chance with two hands with a vocation best 64. Picked in front of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan, Gill had batting totally under control when the vast majority of them battled after the ball got milder at the Queen’s Park Oval.