The Indian team, led by captain Virat Kohli, will look to capture the series by winning the third and final ODI against host West Indies in Trinidad on Wednesday. The Indian team has already held a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The first ODI between the two teams was rained out after 13 overs and the match had to be canceled.
In the second ODI on August 11, India defeated the Windies by 59 runs under a Duckworth-Louis rule in a rain-interrupted match. Virat Sena's eyes will be on winning the series by defeating host Windies in the third ODI on Wednesday. The Indian team had earlier cleared the host team by defeating the Caribbean team 3–0 in the Twenty20 series in the same tour.
For the team, however, the form of their openers is a matter of concern. Both the team's openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma failed to play big innings in the last match. The two had a two-run partnership for the first wicket.
In the second ODI, Shikhar was dismissed for two and Rohit scored 18 runs. The team's openers will have to form a strong partnership in the third match so that there is not much pressure on the team's middle order and the team's batting order is balanced. However, it is a relief for India that Virat, the captain of the team, has achieved his form and has scored a century in the last match. After the openers flopped, Virat took over the Indian team and had a strong partnership of 125 runs with middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer to bring the team to a strong score.