India and West Indies are battling in Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai to take the lead in the series as they both have one win each with them. India won the toss in the fourth ODI and opted to defend the target. With the toss, came the team news as well where India brought two changes and it's wasn't MS Dhoni who was left out of the side after back-to-back poor performances.
India has brought Kedar Jadhav back into the side in place of Rishabh Pant. Kedar Jadhav was out of the team after suffering an injury during the Asia Cup tournament. Another change was made when all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was favored over Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner.
The hosts faced a collapse in the third ODI where they felt the need for an extra batsman and that is what made skipper Virat Kohli bring Jadeja back.
But were the changes convincing for the Indian fans? No, they weren't. They wanted Dhoni to be dropped instead of Pant, who according to the fans should be given a longer rope.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah
Windies (Playing XI): Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul
Here is how fans reacted:
Good luck winning with a WC batting order that consists of Rayudu, MS, Jadhav and Jadeja. Believe me, this is not about CSK.. before some dumbfxcks even bring it up. ???? You’ll see what I’m talking about.— S/R (@_whatsinaname) October 29, 2018
Announcing Mumbai bandh if Rishab Pant gets dropped just to accommodate dhoni today. Akha Mahim jala daalega mein— babu bisleri (@PUNchayatiii) October 29, 2018
Dropping MS for Pant would mean the end of him right here and that's what management themselves don't want. Now it's on MS himself that he either scores hell lot of runs consistently or make way for Pant by opting out.— SANATH (@Dude_Cricket) October 29, 2018