Fans can watch the India vs. West Indies cricket match live online and see the teams as they try to tune up ahead of next year’s World Cup.
The teams kick off at 2:30 p.m. local time (9 a.m. GMT) on Friday from Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.
The teams split the first two matches of the series and the third ODI scheduled for this week had to be canceled due to a cyclone. Both teams have issues of inconsistent play to address, notes ESPNcricinfo. The pregame report noted that West Indies is batting well but have had trouble with consistency and playing spin.
Fans who watch the India vs. West Indies cricket match live online will see if the Indian squad can improve its batting. After a collective batting average of over 35 in both 2012 and 2013, the Indian squad has 31.5 this year, the lowest since 2006.
There are still some unanswered questions for the Indian squad, ESPNcricinfo noted:
“In a pre-World Cup year, India are yet to decide on their best opening combination and the best fit for the number four slot. The two remaining matches of this series are their final home ODIs before the World Cup, a sign that audition space is shrinking quite rapidly.”
India’s players say the bad slump is starting to affect them outside of the game.
“You will have a bad patch eventually and in those times you get to know the people who are ready to support you and people who are ready to rip you apart,” Virat Kohli said.“I have learnt a lot, I have seen people change completely, 360 degrees, and that’s not surprising actually.”
MS Dhoni, S Dhawan, RA Jadeja, V Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, B Kumar, A Mishra, Mohammed Shami, AR Patel, AM Rahane, SK Raina, AT Rayudu, I Sharma, M Vijay, UT Yadav
West Indies Squad
DJ Bravo, SJ Benn, DM Bravo, JO Holder, LR Johnson, NO Miller, KA Pollard, D Ramdin†, R Rampaul, KAJ Roach, AD Russell, DJG Sammy, MN Samuels, DR Smith, JE Taylor
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