Windies tour of India, 2018
India vs Windies 1st ODI Match Preview
After a dominating 2-0 win in Test series, India would be eyeing 5-0 clean sweep when they will host Windies for the first ODI at Guwahati. A total of 5 ODIs will be played followed by 3 T20Is in November.
Windies, who were already dealing with Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine’s absence, faced another jolt after Evin Lewis pulled out from the squad. The last time Windies won a series in India was way back in 2002 in which Windies clinched the series by 4-3. So, it will be a much bigger task for the depleted Windies squad to apply brakes on Men in Blue who are cruising towards the number one ODI rankings.
India is placed second in ICC ODI rankings. They are five points behind England who are currently ICC’s no. 1 ODI team. With 5 matches in the kitty and just 5 points behind the top spot, India has an opportunity here. Also, after an impressive performance in Test, Rishabh Pant gets his maiden ODI call and has been named in the 12 man squad announced by BCCI ahead of the clash.
Venue- Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Matchday- October 21, Sunday at 01:30 PM IST
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Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni, Mohammad Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, S Khaleel Ahmed
Jason Holder(c), Marlon Samuels, Devendra Bishoo, Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Oshane Thomas, Kieran Powell
Here’s the probable IND vs WI playing 11 –
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant
All-rounder: Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal (Doubt: S Khaleel Ahmed)
Wicket-keeper – Shai Hope
Batsmen – Rovman Powell, Sunil Ambris, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels (Doubt: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kieran Powell)
All-rounders – Jason Holder (Doubt: Fabian Allen)
Bowlers – Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Ashley Nurse (Doubt: Keemo Paul, Obed McCoy)
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In wicketkeeper, both MS Dhoni and Shai Hope will be good choices. Rishabh Pant has been included in the squad as a specialist batsman so there’s no point in picking him as wicketkeeper.
In batsmen, India’s top order – Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli is in great touch and responsible for bulk scoring. You can pick Ambati Rayudu also if there’s an issue related to credit. Don’t pick KL Rahul, he is not in the squad. Shimron Hetmyer and Sunil Ambris will be the safest best from windies.
In- allrounder, Ravindra Jadeja and Jason Holder are sure shot starters. And both can help you earn points with bat and ball.
In bowlers, Kemar Roach and Devendra Bishoo will be the key for Windies while Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav will be the one responsible for providing the breakthrough to India.
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