India and West Indies are ready to clash in the third ODI in the five-match series in Pune on Saturday. In the series opener, the home side came out on top with eight-wicket margin, whereas the second match finished as a nail-biting tie.
On Saturday, the home side will be relying on their top three to once again shine in the batting department, whereas the team management will be hoping the middle and lower-middle order will put up a much better display this time around. In the bowling department, the Men in Blue will be hoping that their spinners will once again do the damage.
On the other hand, West Indies will be hoping to build on their impressive performance in the second ODI when they nearly got over the line but faltered in the last few overs of the innings. In the batting department, the team management will be hoping that Marlon Samuels will finally contribute with the bat which will strengthen the team's position. In the bowling department, the team is desperate for positives from the pace unit, which did not put up a great show in either of the last two matches.
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is quite a new venue when it comes to international cricket. So far, there've been only three ODIs played at the venue where the highest score of 356 was registered by India in the match against England in 2017. Highest individual score of 122 was registered by India's Virat Kohli in