India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI Match Prediction. After a thrashing of the West Indies in the first ODI, India is poised to face them again at the same location in the second game. This is a crucial game for Kieron Pollard’s team, as a loss here may spell the end of the series for them, and the youthful side still has a lot of things to work on. If the West Indies want to compete against the Indian bowlers in the second ODI, they will need to improve their batting performance.
Meanwhile, in the first game, India was clinical, and the bowlers coming up had a significant influence on the game. Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda’s combination at the finish proved to be the cherry on top, as the middle order troubles appeared to have been resolved to some extent. KL Rahul is expected to return for the game after missing it due to personal circumstances, and he will be looking to reclaim his place at the top.
Match: India vs West Indies.
Date: February 9, 2022
Time: 01:30 PM IST.
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
The weather is expected to be bright tomorrow at Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, India. The daytime temperature will reach 32 °C, while the nighttime temperature will drop to 18 °C. The weather will be dry, with no precipitation and cloud covering 10% of the sky, with a humidity of approximately 41%.
The Ahmedabad surface seems to have aided the spinners greatly, as the slow bowlers took eight wickets on the day. Chahal and Sundar took use of the pitch’s turn, while Akeal Hossain had a similar effect with the ball later on. On the first game, the fast bowlers found a little bounce in the pitch as well, and the second ODI is likely to be a terrific battle between bat and ball.
Rohit Sharma (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan
Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope (WK), Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Fabian Allen, Alzaari Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Brandon King
Virat Kohli seemed uneasy in the first One-Day International against the West Indies, scoring just 8 runs off four deliveries in his brief appearance. He was eliminated shockingly when Alzarri Joseph harassed him with short balls, and the strategy worked out as he was caught at fine leg after failing to control the pull stroke.
In the previous game, Mohammad Siraj had a great start with the new ball, bowling a maiden over. While trying his outswinger, he was hammered for two boundaries by Shai Hope, but he made a brilliant recovery by scooping up Hope’s wicket with an inswinger that moved slightly after striking the pitch.
The hosts will be optimistic about delivering another good performance to wrap up the series with one game to spare after outclassing the West Indies in their ODI match at the weekend. The visitors will have done a lot of soul-searching after their shambolic performance, in which they gave very little opposition against the hosts. The Windies will need a massive turnaround to come anywhere near the Indians, but that seems improbable. The hosts can cover the handicap and win by -5.5 wickets/-44.5 runs.