3rd ODI: India eye whitewash against West Indies as Dhawan returns to add more firepower

AHMEDABAD: The returning Shikhar Dhawan will add more firepower to a ruthless India, who are faced with the problem of plenty, as they eye a clean sweep of West Indies in an inconsequential third ODI here on Friday.
Hosts India head into the final match of the series after having ticked almost all the boxes in the first two games, which they won comfortably.
Senior opener Dhawan was among the four players, including a reserve bowler, who had tested positive for COVID-19 just four days ahead of the start of the ODI leg.
But now that the southpaw is back, the Indian team could be forced to make few changes to its winning combination.
In his absence, the team management opened with Ishan Kishan in the first game and the flamboyant Rishabh Pant in the second.
After his side’s 44-run win in the second game on Wednesday, India skipper Rohit Sharma made it clear that Dhawan will be back for the last match of the ODI series.
“We will get Shikhar back for next game, and he needs some game time. It is not always the results. We wanted to try it one game,” Rohit had said.
This means that vice-captain KL Rahul would continue to bat in the middle-order along with former skipper Virat Kohli, whose search for his 71st international hundred continues.

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