West Indies elect to bat vs India, Avesh Khan makes ODI debut
- West Indies won the toss and elected to bat against India
- Avesh Khan will be making his debut for India
- India had won the first game by 3 runs
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second ODI at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Sunday. Avesh Khan will be making his debut for India as he replaces Prasidh Krishna in the playing 11.
"The pitch looks good, it started to come on nicely until the spin comes in. We also wanted to win after how it played the last game. We gave a few runs in the field, 5-10% improvement in the bowling is also needed. That's what we discussed. Siraj's yorkers, Prasidh handling the pressure was impressive. Prasidh is out, Avesh will debut," India skipper Shikhar Dhawan said.
Hayden Walsh, on the other hand, replaces Gudakesh Motie in West Indies playing 11.
"This is the same wicket from the last time, 250 should be a challenging score. We need to hang in there, build partnerships and execute. We need to do the same thing over and over. Motie is out and Hayden is in. (On Hope) Doesn't matter if he scores on not because if he doesn't someone else will. Hope he will enjoy it," WI skipper Nicholas Pooran said after winning the toss.
India Playing XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Sanju Samson (wk), 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Mohammed Siraj, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Avesh Khan.
West Indies Playing XI: 1 Shai Hope (wk), 2 Kyle Mayers, 3 Shamarh Brooks, 4 Brandon King, 5 Nicholas Pooran (capt), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Romario Shepherd, 8 Akeal Hosein, 9 Hayden Walsh, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Jayden Seales.