Ind vs Windies: Kohli elects to bat in 2nd ODI, Kuldeep Yadav included in playing XI

WION Web Team Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India Oct 24, 2018, 01.31 PM(IST)

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India lead the five-match ODI series 1-0. 

Indian skipper Virat kohli won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies in the 2nd ODI at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

Speaking after the toss, Kohli said, "Looks like a nice and hard wicket. May be it will get slower in the second half. Because of our bowling combination, we want to put up a score on the board and ask them to chase it down." 

"Kuldeep comes in for Khaleel and that the only change from the last game. It gives us two wrist spinners in the middle overs and ask the batsmen to come hard at us," he added.

India registered a comfortable eight-wicket over the Jason Holder's side, despite a mammoth target of 323 runs set by the Windies.

Speaking about their strategy for today, Windies skipper Holder said, "  \Not to disappointed to be bowling first. Seems to be a good track. It should hold up for the 100 overs. Looks drier than the last pitch and I just hope that it stays together. It would be for the batters to take it deep. In a run chase, the batters have to be clinical."

"But up first, the bowlers will have to do the job. We have one change as Obed McCoy is making his debut and comes in for Oshane Thomas," he added.

India lead the five-match ODI series 1-0.