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India Vs West Indies 2011 – 3rd ODI – Batsmen to watch out

Zia Rana December 4, 2011

The third One Day International between India and West Indies will be played on December 5, 2011, at Ahmedabad. India is leading the five match series 2-0 and will anticipate continuing the winning spree whereas the visitors will go for their first victory to make a comeback.

We will highlight three batsmen from each side who can make a difference while having a bird eye view of their ODI debut, career and performance in the last two encounters.

India

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

He is the dashing right-hand opening batsman who has won quite a few matches for the country single handed.

The 33-year-old made his debut against Pakistan on April 1, 1999, at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh. He batted in the middle order, scored one run and Pakistan won the match by seven wickets.

Sehwag has played 238 ODIs, scored 7806 runs at an average of 35.00, the best of 175 runs with 14 centuries and 37 fifties.

He scored 46 runs at an average of 23.00 with the best of 26 runs in two matches against West Indies.

Virat Kohli

He is the middle order right-hand batsman, a youngster with lot of confidence and always willing to face the challenges.
Kohli made his debut in ODI against Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambula International Stadium, on August 18, 2008. He opened the innings and scored 12 runs, India lost the match by eight wickets.

The talented batsman has played 71 matches, scored 2737 runs at an average of 46.38, the best of 118 runs with eight hundreds and 17 fifties.

The 23-year-old scored 120 runs at an average of 60.00 with the best of 117 runs in two matches against the Carribeans.

Rohit Sharma

The right-hand middle order batsman from Maharashtra is supposed to be ODI specialist as he has yet to play in a Test.
He made his debut against Ireland on June 23, 2007 at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast. He did not bat in the match since India won the match convincingly by nine wickets.
The 24-year-old took part in 69 matches, scored 1667 runs at an average of 34.02, the best of 114 runs with two centuries and 10 wickets.
He is the top scorer in two matches so far played against the Windies by thrashing 162 runs averaging 162 runs with the best of unbeaten 90 runs.

West Indies

Lendl Simmons

He is a right-hand top order batsman with lot of potentials and has done well in the shorter version of the game.
The 26-year-old made his debut against Pakistan on December 7, 2006 at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad but could not open his account in the match which was won by the hosts by two wickets.
Simmons has played 33 ODIs, scored 1063 runs at an average of 36.65, the best of 122 runs with 10 fifties.
He is the top scorer for the tourists so far by scoring 97 runs in two matches averaging 48.50 with the best of 78 runs.

Darren Bravo

The stylish left-hand batsman from Trinidad is full of talent and keeps on shining with the bat with every game.
He played his first ODI against India on June 26, 2009 at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, scored 19 runs and the visitors won the match by 20 runs.
He has played 33 ODIs, scored 830 runs at an average of 31.92 runs, the best of 86 with six fifties.
The 22-year-old scored 73 runs in the both matches played at an average of 36.50 with the best of 60 runs.

Kieron Pollard

He is the specialist ODI all rounder for West Indies and can turn the tables with his aggressive batting.
The right-hand batsman made his debut against South Africa on April 10, 2007, at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada. He scored 10 runs in his opening match which was lost to the visitors by 67 runs.

The 24-year-old has played 48 matches, scored 915 runs averaging 21.78, the best of 94 runs with four fifties.
He could score 48 runs at an average of 24.00 with the best of 35 runs and has yet to deliver his best in the on going series.

Comments (1)

  1. Viru’s highest score, now is 219!
    You said it is 175!
    Please confirm the information that you provide before publishing it!

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