Virat Kohli wins the toss and elects to bat first. Both teams have made one change each from the last match. India has brought in left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav in place of rookie pacer Khalil Ahmed.The visitors have replaced Oshane Thomas with debutant Obed McCoy.India leads the five-match series 1-0 after winning the opening match by eight wickets.
Their batting in red hot form, hosts India will look to extend their dominance and take a 2-0 lead against the West Indies when the two sides lock horns in the second One-day International (ODI) here on Wednesday. In the five-match series, Virat Kohli and Co. have won the first ODI in Guwahati with ridiculous ease despite the Windies managing to post a mammoth total of 322/8 thanks to Shimron Hetmyer's swashbuckling century.
Rohit Sharma (151 not out) and Virat Kohli (140) helped the hosts gun down the target with 47 balls to spare, smashing a few records in the process. If captain Kohli adds another 81 runs to his already peerless tally, he will become the fastest batsman to 10,000 runs in this format, surpassing batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar took 259 innings to reach the landmark while Kohli has so far batted 204 times. On a flat deck, Indian bowlers did not fare well but the top order took the game away from their rivals in style. Under fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to get some runs in the second ODI but against this toothless Windies attack, it is unlikely whether the veteran stumper, who is not in the best of form, will get an opportunity to bat.
India XI: Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Rayudu, Dhoni, Pant, Jadeja, Shami, Kuldeep, Chahal, UmeshWest Indies XI: K Powell, Hemraj, Hope, Hetmyer, Samuels, R Powell, Holder, Nurse, Bishoo, Roach, McCoy
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