India has asked Windies to bat after winning the toss at Pune. With the series remaining 1-0 after the Tie at Visakhapatnam Kohli was keen not to make the mistake, he did in the second ODI deciding to bat first after winning the toss.
India made three changes to the squad with ace pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah making their place into the team at the expense of Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami. Khaleel Ahmed comes back into the team in place of Ravindra Jadeja.
Windies made one change in the team giving ODI cap to young and exciting player Fabian Allen. Allen has made his name with his heroics in CPL will play his first ODI as Bishoo is dropped from the XI.
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, Obed McCoy
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal