Windies target execution, tropical wave threatens

August 14, 2019
India’s captain Virat Kohli (behind left) throws the return on an attempt to run out West Indies’ batsman Sheldon Cottrell (right) as captain Jason Holder (left) scores a run during their second one-day international cricket match in Port of Spain, Trinidad, last Sunday.
India’s captain Virat Kohli (behind left) throws the return on an attempt to run out West Indies’ batsman Sheldon Cottrell (right) as captain Jason Holder (left) scores a run during their second one-day international cricket match in Port of Spain, Trinidad, last Sunday.

(CMC):

West Indies will focus on their execution of plans as they go in search of a series-levelling win against powerhouses India but the passage of a strong tropical wave could ruin the crucial final one-day international at Queen's Park Oval on Wednesday.

Weather authorities yesterday forecast strong winds, heavy showers, and thunderstorms between 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon - along with the possibility of flash flooding - putting in danger the contest set to bowl off at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Caribbean time).

The three-match series has been dogged by rain which forced a reduction of overs during the West Indies run chase in last Sunday's second ODI, as the hosts fell to a 59-run defeat under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern.

And heavy rain in Guyana last week also led to the abandonment of the opener at the National Stadium after just 13 overs.

Once the rain stays away, however, West Indies will target massive improvement in an attempt to break a wretched run that has seen them win just six of 21 ODIs this year.

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