West Indies last won a bilateral series against India at home way back in 2006, when the Caribbean team nearly dominated the Men in Blue after they won the series 4-1. This is Indian cricket team's first tour after Anil Kumble's resignation and the match will be also working as the head coach.
Even though India lost their previous game, Virat Kohli will not make any changes in the playing eleven.
Jason Holder won his fifth toss of the series and chose to do what he did in their only win: bat first. India are leading the series 2-1 and a win here will cement their superiority over the Windies.
The Windies looked set to go 3-0 down with one match to play when they posted just 189 for nine at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Umesh Yadav (3-36) and Hardik Pandya (3-40) doing much of the damage.
Shai Hope was the most successful among the West Indies batsmen with 51 runs of 98 balls.
Afternoon storms this holiday weekend
Saturday will feature the conclusion of early showers and skies becoming partly to mostly sunny and very warm and humid. Partly sunny skies will wrap up the weekend on Sunday , along with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The live broadcast of the 5th ODI match between India and West Indies will start at 07:30 PM IST on Thursday.
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After that Champions Trophy final defeat to Pakistan, a bit of lethargy has crept into this Indian side, but then that could also be due to the off-field problems that have cropped up and this series in the Caribbean, at the end of the day, being pretty pointless, as far as context is concerned.
The India vs West Indies 2017 5th ODI match is broadcast LIVE online on SonyLIV.com and TV Coverage on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Ten 1 HD and Ten 3. The top order, led by Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane, who has hit four half centuries in a row, has done the bulk of scoring and India would need the two batsmen to continue in the same vein. Dhoni batted for 114 balls and scored 54 runs at a strike rate of 47.36.
The bowling attack of home team, led by captain Jason Holder, is not something which can intimidate the Indian batsmen but they will take heart from their performance in the last match and strive for another magic win.