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Preparations at Top Gear in Dharamsala as India & West Indies Get Ready for a Close Contest

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Preparations at Top Gear in Dharamsala as India & West Indies Get Ready for a Close Contest

October 16
12:29 2014

india vs wiNew Delhi, Thursday, October 16 – In the midst of natural beauty, India and West Indies will compete against each other at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, on Friday, October 17. Cricket fans are curiously waiting for match to start and pray for home team to win the 4th One-Day International and be a little bit ahead of the opponents. The only aspect both the teams are seeking out is to take the lead, which would be possible when end result comes in favor.

If latest reports related with mood of the pitch is to be mentioned then it is gonna be fast and bouncy. If this is true even 50 percent, it does mean bowlers will have to maintain their line and length, while batsmen will need to stay unshaken & confidently face the bowling attack by the rivals. The fourth ODI between the teams that are captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo will be of huge importance. A win at this stage will boost moral for the 5th ODI, which is scheduled to take place at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Monday, October 20.

West Indies tour of India is undoubtedly going to be interesting as both the squads are to meet at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, to play in only T20 International and 3-match Test Series, which starts from October 30. The outcome of Test Series, lined-up to happen at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore and Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera is something to watch, giving an idea over the players who got the strength to play for Indian team for several years to come.

Here is to mention that post retirement of great cricketers like Rahul Dravid, V. V. S. Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar, a vast gap has been created in the Test squad. Dynamic players like Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandra Ashwin and Virat Kohli have got the potential to stand out amid others through amazing show on the field, however, a lot has to be poured by them to book a permanent spot in India ‘playing XI’.

Same is applicable for ODI squad as well. In view of the fact that India are in huge phase of transformation, Indian skipper makes effort to give chance to several young talents, who want to bring the entire difference through their splendid innings. This is the reason why expectations from Akshar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, along with Suresh Raina, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja & Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are up.

On the other hand, if Caribbean cricketers are considered an underdog team anymore, this could be a biggest mistake a team could make. If Indian players pour hundred percent efforts to get the triumph in different formats of cricket with the blinders to remember for a long time then it would be a finer step before Cricket World Cup 2015. Since a day time remains for the next ODI, eyes are stuck on performances of the guest and host. The more outstandingly they perform here, the more robust will be their standing during cricket carnival next year. Wait a tad more to enjoy a thrilling competition between India and West Indies amid cheering crowd in the stadium.

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