'We're going to bat first. Looks like a pretty nice and hard surface. There is not much dew around in the second innings, that is what we've heard and the ball tends to move around in the evening. This is generally a high-scoring ground and this looks a good wicket,' Virat Kohli said. The winner of this match will not lose the series
Mumbai: With the five-match series tied 1-1, India opted to bat first in the fourth ODI against the West Indies here at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium on Monday.
The hosts made two changes, dropping Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal for Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja. The Windies brought in Keemo Paul for Obed McCoy.
After winning the toss, captain Virat Kohli said it is a high-scoring ground and India wants to make use of the "good wicket".
"We're going to bat first. Looks like a pretty nice and hard surface. There is not much dew around in the second innings, that is what we've heard and the ball tends to move around in the evening. This is generally a high-scoring ground and this looks a good wicket," Kohli said.
Windies skipper Jason Holder said he was happy to bowl first.
"We are happy to bowl first. The last game is gone. Credit to the boys (for their performance). The series is tied 1-1 and we are geared up to go," Holder said.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar rang the ball on the ground to signal the start of the match.
Kohli, who became the first Indian batsman to score three ODI centuries in a row, can match the world record of four consecutive tons, achieved by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara.
India started off the five-match rubber in fine fashion by winning the opener by eight wickets. The second game was a tie while the visitors stunned India in the third in Pune by taking the game by 43 runs. The fifth and final game is in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1.
The ODIs will be followed by three T20Is.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah.
West Indies: Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope (wicket-keeper), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (captain), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul
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Last Updated Oct 29, 2018, 2:01 PM IST