July 3, 2009

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Can India lead the series again?

All West Indies players’ steady performance able to equal the four-match One-day international series and they are going to play the third match on 3rd July. What Dhoni’s men thinking about and will they over come the serious batting slowdown in the next match? Indian batting in the 2nd one-day disappointed all the fans. I want to mention three names Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja who failed to score double figure in the previous matches. India exiled from the Twenty20 championship earlier which was totally unexpected because they dominated all the teams with an iron hands.

Cricinfo wrote:

India's bowlers were indisciplined in the first game, bowling 19 wides and two front-foot no-balls, and the trait seemed to have rubbed off on their batsmen. Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj, each got out chasing wide deliveries, while the tail, with the exception of RP Singh, who added 101 with Dhoni to save India's blushes, was hapless. Dhoni, at the end of the game, pointed out that over-reliance on Yuvraj, who has scores of 131 and 35 in the series, was not going to win India the series. And with an important game coming up, India's top order will have to step up, with greater preparedness to counter the short ball.

The visitors brought single change in the bowling side in the second match but have to wait for that day, which squads will they declare for the 3rd competitive match for Indian to take the series lead again. Only skipper MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh has continued the successive of well batting. Although YK Pathan did well in the first ODI, as a lower order batsmen it is good enough but second time he could not add any single runs when batting order was broken down with the hit of West Indies bowling.