Thiruvananthapuram: Winning the fourth ODI held on October 29 in Mumbai against West Indies and beating them in the two Test Series, Team India is the favourite to win the fifth and final ODI to be played at Thiruvananthapuram.

India scored two 300-plus totals— one in defeat and the other in a tie. Kohli was out early in Mumbai after hitting three consecutive centuries in the previous matches. But Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu stepped up.

Windies were blown away at the Brabourne Stadium as India took a lead of 2-1 with today's game remaining.

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Dealing with problems of their own - [em dash] a misfiring top-order -- [em dash] Windies know where they have to improve. Chandrapaul Hemraj is yet to fire. But, on the top of the order, Kieran Powell has one significant score. Marlon Samuels has been a poor reflection of his old self. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer need to continue their good form if the Windies want to share the trophy

Hemraj might be dropped for Sunil Ambris to strengthen the Windies top order. On the Indian side, Kohli should stick to the same playing XI as in Mumbai.

India’s Probable XI: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt.), 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Kedar Jadhav, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Khaleel Ahmed, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

West Indies’ Probable XI: 1 Chandrapaul Hemraj/Sunil Ambris, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Shai Hope (wk), 4 Shimron Hetmeyer, 5 Marlon Samuels, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder (capt.), 8 Ashley Nurse, 9 Keemo Paul, 10 Fabien Allen 11 Kemar Roach