IND tour of WI 2023, WI vs IND, 1st ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND tour of WI 2023
WI vs IND, 1st ODI



The West Indies were defeated in the Test series by a margin of 0-1 with the final day of the 2nd Test being washed off due to rain. This will be the first ODI series for the Windies since they failed to qualify for the World ODI Series. The hosts have some serious firepower with the likes of Kyle Mayers. Shai Hope, Rovman Powell and Shimron Hetmyer. Their bowling attack on the other side, looks much weaker with a lack of spin bowling options, the only hope will be on pacers to bring in regular breakthroughs. The hosts will try to make a strong comeback in this series. 

The Men in Blue will be satisfied with their performance as previously they have won eight straight games against them and would look forward to keeping on their winning momentum in this game. The Caribbean side needs collective efforts to win this game, considering their poor lack of form. Their way of approach to win the game while struggling will be interesting to watch. The Indian side will look forward to building a perfect squad for the ODI World Series which is approaching closer. The One-Day format of the game means we will see a return of cricketers like Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, etc. The most curious fact for ardent fans is that they would get to see Sanju Samson play and get tested for the upcoming marquee event. Also with a valiant bowling attack, Team India will be the firm favourites to win the first match and take the lead in the three-match ODI series. 


Match Details

Match: IND tour of WI 2023, WI vs IND 1st ODI 

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2023 

Time: 07:00 PM IST

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados


Pitch and Weather Report

Kensington Oval in Barbados isn’t the best batting pitch as the ball doesn’t come to the bat nicely due to varying pace and bounce. Although the spinners will enjoy bowling on this pitch as the surface support sharp turns. 

The sky will be overcast on the matchday which will make it more difficult for the batters. Bowlers will have to step forward on this venue. A score of 280 runs will be enough for the side batting first. 


WI vs IND Squads

WI: Shai Hope (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Alick Athanaze, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Dominic Drakes, Shimron Hetmyer, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair and Oshane Thomas.

IND: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.


WI vs IND Probable Playing XIs

WI: Shai Hope (c & wk), Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Alzarri Joseph, Oshane Thomas, Yannic Cariah, Alick Athanaze, Kyle Mayers, Jayden Seales, Romario Shephard

IND: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal


Match Prediction

The West Indies side is currently struggling with their sluggish form. Their batters and bowlers have been inconsistent in the last couple of months which hurdled them to get disqualified from the ODI World Series 2023. Indian players are in a more dynamic gaming environment with ample talents which makes them the favourites to win this match. 


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