With WI needing 7 wickets and then chasing the target that can run around 300 in ODI mode, the chances of WI recroding 9th win at this ground is bleak. Barbaric Barbados has only resulted in 1 draw for India and 7 losses so far.
India’s chance to register first win at Barbados also appear bleak, as they can not declare with just 240 runs lead on board. To get a lead of 300-runs, they may have to play the first session. And from then on they will need 10 WI wickets in two sessions – a very tough call for Indian bowlers, unless WI batsmen help them.
Draw Looms Large as even if there is no rain, there is less possibility of any of the teams taking extra risk. Both will play safe first. India would be happy to register 2nd draw in 9 Test matches at Barbados, rather than losing 8th Test, although the desire to become part of history by becomign the first Indian team to register a win at Barbados may boost their confidence and help them take some risks.
As India controls the game right now, WI chances are completely dependent on India’s decision to declare. From there on they can decide whether to chase or do just some good batting practice to at least keep the hope alive for equalling the series in 3rd test match.