India and West Indies are set to lock horns in the second ODI of the five-match series in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. In the series opener, the home side registered a comfortable eight-wicket win, courtesy brilliant centuries from captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. With such an impressive win in the first ODI, the Men in Blue will go into the contest high on confidence and will be looking to produce another great performance.
In the batting department, the home side will be once again depending on top three – Shikhar Dhawan, Sharma and Kohli to produce bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami to provide breakthroughs.
On the other hand, the Caribbean giants will be looking to build on an impressive show with – especially with the bat. The likes of Shimron Hetmeyer and Marlon Samuels will share the responsibility of putting the runs on the board, whereas Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder will share the responsibility of the restricting the opposition.
Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium is located in Visakhapatnam and the track there traditionally favours spinners. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra holds the record for best figures on the venue in the 50-over format of 5-18, which he registered against New Zealand in 2016-17. There is only one score of 300 plus (356-9) was registered in ODIs at the venue, which was in the match between