Game desk. India decided to bat on Sunday, winning the toss against the West Indies at the Port of Spain in Trinidad. Captain Virat Kohli did not make any changes in the playing XI. The second West Indies made a change. Oshen Thomas was replaced in the squad by Fabian Allen. This will be the 300th ODI of the Windies opener Chris Gayle. He has played for 296 ODIs and 3 ODIs for the ICC XI.
The first match of the series was canceled due to rain in Guyana. At this ground, the Indian team did not lose against the West Indies for 13 years. He was last defeated on 28 May 2006. After that 5 matches were played between the two teams here. 4 of them won India. One match did not yield results.
India : Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khalil Ahmed.
West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshen Thomas, Kemar Roach.
Chris Gayle 7 runs away from making the most runs for the Windies
Chris Gayle scored 10342 runs in 296 ODIs. He is the second batsman to score the most runs for the Windies. Brian Lara has more runs than him. Lara has scored 10348 runs in 295 matches. Gayle played 3 matches for ICC XI and Lara played 4 matches. His figures are not included in this.
Kohli can break Ramnaresh Sarwan's record
Among India and West Indies batsmen, Ramnaresh Sarwan has scored the most runs on the Windies ground. Saravan scored 700 runs in 17 matches. Kohli has 556 runs in 12 matches at an average of 55.60. In such a situation, Kohli will have to score 144 runs to break Saravan's record. Chris Gayle is third in this case with 512 runs. On the other hand, Kohli can also become the batsman to score the most centuries in an India-West Indies match at the Windies ground. He is currently equaling 2â€“2 centuries with Desmond Haynes.
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