Dominant India faces inexperienced West Indies

Overcast conditions are predicted on Sunday and both teams will look to attack from the start to offset the Duckworth/Lewis method if it comes into play.

Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane, who put on a 132-run opening partnership in the first ODI, will look to take India off to a good start again.

After dominating with the bat in the rain-curtailed first ODI, India will aim to carry the momentum into the second versus West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Sunday.

Put in to bat, India made a good start with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane putting on a 132-run partnership. But their efforts went in vain as the match being abandoned due to rain.

Overcast conditions are predicted on Sunday and both teams will look to attack from the start to offset the Duckworth/Lewis method if it comes into play.

In the last match, the visiting team started slow, secured the wickets in hand for a late burst. India, hence, managed only 199/3 in the 40 overs before the skies opened up. The host was given a revised target of 194 runs in 26 overs — not a tough task. 

Apart from the openers, skipper Virat Kohli also clicked after a poor show in the summit clash of the Champions Trophy. But Yuvraj Singh's patchy form will be a concern for the Indian skipper while going to the second ODI. 

The bowling department, which consists of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, alongside spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will be hoping for a rain-free day so that they get to flex their muscles in front of an inexperienced batting line-up. 

The West Indies batting line-up with the likes of Evin Lewis (15 ODIs), Kieran Powell (38 ODIs), Shai Hope (14 ODIs) and Jason Mohammed (12 ODIs) may find it difficult to resist the formidable Indian bowling. 

The Jason Holder-led West Indies clearly struggled with its bowling in the rain-affected game and will have to come up with something special to combat the in-form India side. 

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