Thursday, December 8, 2011

India Vs West Indies 4th ODI - Will today's match be a series decider?

India Vs West Indies series now takes us to Indore for the 4th ODI. This could well be the series decider iff India clinches a win here. Another spirited performance and West Indies might get an opportunity to be happy again by leveling the series.

Numbers will never reveal the facts always. So is the case in this West Indies tour to India. The visiting team has shown some brilliant performances but they couldn't clinch a win before the Ahmedabad ODI. It was in Ahmedabad where they finally had something to cheer about. 

India has made just one change to the squad. Umesh Yadav is replaced by Irfan Pathan. Yadav will be leaving early for the Australian tour. Although Irfan has been selected purely on his bowling merits but he will also boost the batting department with his batting skills. Somehow it has been a weird experience that few of the Indian batsmen have failed in this tour which includes Sehwag, Gambhir and Raina. On the other hand, Kohli and Rohit Sharma have struck form. Sharma has scored 72, 90 and 95 in the first 3 ODIs. 

As far as the batting deparment of the visitors is concerned, their bottom half have played a saviours' role in the matches so far. Sammy, Russel and Rampaul have played some unbelievable knocks so far. Unfortunately their in form batsman Darren Bravo won't be featuring in today's match due to an injury. Narine was good on is debut match and West Indies fans would expect much more from him.

Irfan Pathan fans would be thrilled to see him back in action on the International level. Pathan promises to carry on his regained rhythm back to the International level of cricket.

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