Visakhapatnam, Nov 23 (): The Indian and West Indies cricket teams have arrived in Visakhapatnam on Friday to contest the second one-day international to be played on November 24.
A number of cricket enthusiasts had assembled outside the airport to give a grand reception to the cricketers. The teams were given a traditional welcome at the airport.
Both the teams will have their practice sessions today, November 23. Previously in the first ODI played in Kochi, India beat West Indies by six wickets on November 21.
In the first ODI in Kochi on Thursday, Chris Gayle made a desperate dive to save himself from a run out chance, he suffered an injury and had to be carried out of the ground in a stretcher. Subsequently, he was ruled out of the remainder of the three-match ODI series.
With their star batsman Chris Gayle ruled out of the ongoing ODI series after getting a hamstring tear on his left leg, West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo said it was the “worst” thing to have happened to them on the current tour.
In the same ODI, India’s batting sensation Virat Kohli has achieved a rare milestone when he joined West Indian great Viv Richards as the fastest to reach the 5000-run mark in ODI cricket in his 114th innings.
Even though he is happy to share the feat with Richards, Kohli said he never goes on to bat thinking about records. Moreover, the right-hander insisted he still has a long way to go.
At this time when India and West Indies are waiting to play their 2nd ODI at the ACA-VDCA stadium, cyclone Helen over west-central Bay of Bengal might affect the match. Cyclone Helen is set to cross the south Andhra coast Friday evening. According to the forecast given by Cyclone Warning Centre, widespread heavy rainfall is predicted in south as well as north coastal districts.