New Delhi: For the first time Team India have won two consecutive series against West Indies in the Caribbean. With an unassailable 3-0 lead in hand, India would now aim for a clean sweep.

Now after winning the series, Indian team would be keen on trying out new players when they take on a deflated West Indies in the fourth ODI game of their five-match series, in Antigua on Monday.

Stand-in captain Suresh Raina and team management would be happy with the performance of second-string Indian team as they got very little time to prepare for the West Indies series after the IPL but they have managed to produce good results.

Indian team has given a good account of itself dominating the struggling Caribbean side, which has been weakened further by the absence of big-hitting Chris Gayle and reliable performers such as Dwayne Bravo.

The most pleasing aspect of India's performance has been how they have been able to keet their cool even in the tight situations.

The young Indian players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina have proved themselves as fighters when faced with tense situations, prompting coach Duncan Fletcher to state that the given the pool of talent, Indians are set to dominate world cricket for next five years.

India beat West Indies by three wickets in Antigua to clinch the five-match ODI series 3-0. In the second ODI India crushed Windies by 7 wickets and by four wickets in the first ODI.

Till date, India have played 27 ODI matches against West Indies in the Caribbean with India winning only 10 matches.

The two countries have played seven bilateral series in the West Indies - India have lost four and won three including the current tour. In 2002 India won 2-1 in the 3 match series and again in 2009 India beat Windies 2-1 in 4 match series.

This is for the first time India won three ODIs in a bilateral series against West Indies in the Caribbean.

Since winning against Sri Lanka by 2-0 in April 2008, West Indies have not won an ODI series against a Test-playing country.

Now, India should take the last two matches as an opportunity to use the untested players of the squad while trying to maintain the winning momentum.

It is possible that likes of Manoj Tiwary, Ranganath Vinay Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin are likely to be inducted in the playing XI for the remaining two ODI matches.

Indian spinners played vital role in the series as Amit Mishra along with Harbhajan singh managed to keep pressure on the West Indians and they both managed to bag 11 wickets.

Harbhajan on the other hand also contributed with the bat in the third ODI as he played a crucial knock of 41 runs and added 88 runs along with Rohit Sharma for the 7th wicket and lifted India from 92/6 in this match winning partnership.

On the other hand West Indies have tried and tested whatever they had on their disposal. But the Windies team is lacking the killer instinct and there is no deal of great experience which is being passed around in the dressing room.
Their batsmen are not performing upto the mark and team's bowling is also lacking the edge, bowlers are not consistant with their performance. A bit of extrs effort is required from the Windies fast bowler, especially from strike bowler Kemar Roach.
West Indies will have to play out of their skin to stop the young Indian juggernaut.

JPN/Tarun Sharda