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India aim at series win in third ODI against West Indies

Last Updated: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 13:14

Chennai, Jan 26: Powered by two back-to-back wins, India would look forward to bank on their team work and renewed vigour to clinch the series in the penultimate one-day international cricket match against West Indies here tomorrow.

The hosts will take heart from the fact that they staved off starkly different yet challenging situations to come out victors in the last two matches.

After seeing his team take an unassailable 2-0 lead, Indian skipper Rahul Dravid may try out some players with the focus on prolific middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh, who is staging a comeback after recuperating from a knee injury.

Apart from Yuvraj, the inclusion of veteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble in the squad is a strong indication that he will also get into the final eleven as the countdown for picking the team for the World Cup has started.

Although the dew factor in the second session of the day-night game at Chepauk will keep both sides on tenterhooks, the Indian batsmen will relish the strip in the middle, which the curator says will be a belter, to get some confident knocks under their belt.

The toss is likely to hold the key as neither side would like to affect their batting because of the dew factor.

"Everything depends on the exsisting conditions on the match day. The outfield is like a carpet, the ball will move faster and the wicket will a batting strip. The team winning the toss will be on an advantageous position," said curator K Parthasarathy.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 00:00

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