Virat Kohli

India will take on West Indies in a crucial clash during the fourth One Day International (ODI) at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharmasala on Friday.

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Overview

The third ODI at Visakhapatnam was called off even without a single ball being bowled due to bad weather. After the second match, India levelled the series 1-1 and the cancellation of the third ODI means either of the teams can get a grip on winning the five-match series.

A victory for either India or West Indies on Friday will see them avoid a series defeat, irrespective of the result in the final match early next week. The visitors could have had a 2-0 lead if they had managed to win the second match.

Lendl Simmons-Dwayne Bravo
Lendl Simmons-Dwayne BravoReuters

Dwayne Bravo's side won the opening match of the series comfortably after registering a 124-run win. They were on course to win the second match, only to give it away in the later stages.

India posted a total of 263 runs for the loss of seven wickets and in reply, the visitors were given a brilliant start by Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard. However, West Indies lost their last seven wickets for 45 runs and MS Dhoni and his men were able to pull a victory to level the series.

The hosts now have the momentum on their side and Dhoni would be hoping to extend the run during the fourth ODI. The Indian captain has an impressive record of winning the ODI series on home soil and the wicket-keeping batsman will be hoping to extend it against West Indies.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • India to win: 7/19
  • West Indies to win: 21/10

Team News

India

Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

West Indies

Possible XI: Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo (c), Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy, Sulieman Benn, Ravi Rampaul, Jerome Taylor