Xtra Time Web Desk: Following the thrilling win in the first ODI against the West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on Friday, the Indian team will be looking to seal the series on Sunday. Although Team India Head Coach is a big supporter of not making too many changes in playing XI, but still there could be couple of changes.
The performances of Sanju Samson and Prasidh Krishna was not satisfactory and there is possibility either of them can be dropped for Sunday’s 2nd ODI. Samson, who donned the gloves for India in the first ODI, was picked ahead of Ishan Kishan and he failed to impress. He scored only 12 runs but saved a crucial boundary off Mohammed Siraj’s wide leg side delivery in the final over of the first ODI.
Ishan Kishan could be an option for Sanju Samson. The wicket keeper batter from Jharkhand can bat at No 3 or wherever the situation demands. Deepak Hooda can also be an option at one down.
Another change could be in the pace department with Prasidh Krishna not doing well in the first match. With Mohammed Siraj delivering a good show, there is a possibility of drafting in young Arshdeep Singh in place of Prasidh Krishna. The advantage of playing Arshdeep is that he can bowl with the new ball, and is a death overs specialist. More importantly, he adds an element of variety with him being a left-arm pacer and has the ability to trouble batters with his varieties.
Probable India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna/Arshdeep Singh.