Date & Time: Tuesday, July 16, 19:00 IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua, Windies
It’s time for West Indies A to bonce back
India A is keen to seal the series in the 3rd unofficial ODI to continue the dominance and to give game time for bench players in the remaining games. West Indies A on the flip side, desperately need a win to stay alive in the series after their disappointing batting performance in the first two games.
India A unlikely to make a change to the Playing XI. West Indies A might consider bringing in Sherfane Rutherford in place of a bowler or an allrounder.
The Surface that used for the 2nd unofficial ODI is likely to be used on Tuesday as well. So expect the surface to behave touch slower than it did in the previous game. The forecast is clear for the day with the temperature hovering in the late ’20s.
He is in some form in recent times where he has piled on runs in the recent series against Sri Lanka A back home. Here, he may have dismissed early in the first game but he came up 85 runs in the second to continue his purple patch. He is a must-have a player in the Dream11 cricket team as he contributes around 35 points per match overall and that goes up to 46.9 in the last 5 games.
This tour holds a lot of importance for Iyer with senior team in search for solid middle order batsmen. His ability to apply himself to the given situation makes him a worthy candidate for the same as he showed in the first game when openers departed cheaply. So another couple of good performances might help him to break into the Indian middle order.
He has impressed everyone with his bowling in the two games played so far, where he picked 5 wickets and also proved to be economical than others. Adding to it, he has also played a handy cameo in the last game when needed the most for the team to take the game deep.
He has come into the series on the back of a decent form, but he is yet to produce the same after failing in the first two games. It’s high time on Tuesday to come up with a vital knock as the series is on the line. It makes him the big bet player in today’s match as he is known to play big when he does get a good start.