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 here today.
Weather authorities yesterday forecast strong winds, heavy showers and thunderstorms between 10:00 am today and Thursday afternoon — along with the possibility of flash flooding — putting in danger the contest set to bowl off at 9:30 am (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.
And all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite believes the hosts are not far away from pulling together the complete performance and putting a win under their belts.
“I don’t think we’re doing that badly or as badly as the results show,” Brathwaite told media here yesterday ahead of the game.