The Indian team will be high on spirits having secured a 1-0 victory over West Indies in the recent two-match Test series.
India is set to face the West Indies in a thrilling three-match ODI series at two different venues. The action will kick off at the iconic Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on July 27 where the two sides will play the 1st ODI.
The Indian team will be high on spirits having secured a 1-0 victory in the recent two-match Test series. The Men in Blue will be under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, while Hardik Pandya has been assigned the role of deputy. The squad has seen the inclusion of Mukesh Kumar, the uncapped Bengal player, who made an impressive Test debut with match figures of 2-53 at Port of Spain.
Virat Kohli's astonishing record of 2,261 runs against the West Indies, at an impressive average of 66.50 and a strike rate of 97, stands as the highest individual tally by any player against them. No other batsman has managed to cross the 2,000-run mark against the Windies. Kohli's remarkable feat also includes nine centuries against them.
As for the host, they have decided to recall Shimron Hetmyer from the squad. The 26-year-old last represented the West Indies in the ODI format back in 2021. Additionally, Oshane Thomas makes a comeback to the ODI setup after a hiatus since January 2020. However, both Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder have been unavailable for selection.
India vs West Indies 1st ODI Details:
Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
Date & Time: July 27, 7 PM IST onwards
Live Streaming and TV details: DD Sports on TV and Jio Cinema and Fancode website and app.
IND vs WI 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction:
Wicketkeepers: Shai Hope, Ishan Kishan
Batters: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Vice-captain: Virat Kohli
IND vs WI 1st ODI Predicted 11:
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson/Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel/Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat/Mukesh Kumar, Umran Malik
West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Keacy Carty, Shai Hope (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie/Yannic Cariah/Oshane Thomas, Jayden Seales