A decision was initially made that India would end their innings and West Indies would be required to chase down a target of 194 in 26 overs. Even the covers had been taken off but rains lashed the field yet again and the game had to be called off.
The Indian team is all set to lock horns with West Indies in the five-match ODI series beginning on Friday. The visitors have included Rishabh Pant and Kuldeep Yadav while Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for this bilateral series.
Ahead of India’s first ODI match against West Indies on June 23, youngster Rishabh Pant was seen getting some valuable advice from former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Anil Kumble was appointed as the head coach of the team on June 24, 2016 and since then he has led the Indian team to four Test series wins against England, New Zealand, Australia and Bangladesh. He recently led India to the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy in England.
Ahead of the epic clash against Pakistan, Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni clicked a photo with Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s son Abdullah. India is contesting to win their second consecutive Champions Trophy title.
Team India seems to be geared up for their meeting with arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy. The Virat Kohli-led side will look to defend the title which they won defeating England in 2013.
Kedar Jadhav broke a set partnership in Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim to bring Bangladesh to 154/3. First he bowled Iqbal for 70 and a few overs later dismissed Rahim on 61 to finish with strong figures of 6-0-22-2 in the semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy.
India registered a place in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final after defeating Bangladesh by 9 wickets in the second semi-final on Thursday. India will now meet Pakistan on Sunday at the Oval for the title clash. The men in Blue are defending their title that they won in 2013 edition.
Virat Kohli and former India captains MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly have led India to the final of the first major ICC event they have taken part in. While Ganguly lost the final, Dhoni won it. All eyes will be on Kohli now on Sunday vs Pakistan.
MS Dhoni had his daughter Ziva and wife Sakshi in attendance during India’s semi-final match against Bangladesh.
Virat Kohli-led India will play five ODIs and only T20I against West Indies. Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper-batsman from Delhi, receives his maiden ODI call. Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah notable ommissions from the squad.
MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva has shown glimpses of talent, like her father, at a very young age. Though, instead of cricket it is music where the little one has caught attention of the internet.
India vs Bangladesh Live Streaming: India play Bangladesh in the second semi-final at Edgbaston. India are favourites to go through to the final but Bangladesh have sprung a surprise by beating New Zealand in the tournament.
India, after reaching ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final, have a golden opportunity to become the top side in ODIs. They take on Bangladesh in the semi-final and, if they win, will take on winner of England vs Pakistan in the title clash.
The runs haven’t come like they used to or in the destructive manner that the cricket world is used to seeing from MS Dhoni. And it has consequently started a lot of debate over whether Dhoni will ever be the indomitable force.