WI vs IND 1st T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Jul 29 2022 1367 Views


India tour of West Indies

WI vs IND, 1st T20I



After humiliating West Indies in the ODIs, India will try to continue their domination in the T20Is. The first of the five T20Is will be played on Friday, July 29 at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. Led by Shikhar Dhawan, the men in blue were ruthless during the ODIs. They outclassed the Windies in all three departments and as a result emerged victorious. 

The hosts on the other hand were unable to keep up with India’s brilliance. Ahead of the T20I series, they will be hoping to put on a much improved show with both bat and ball in hand. 

Despite the 3-0, West Indies did have a few positives from the ODI leg. In the first two ODI they managed to score 300+ totals and bowling was also good in patches. So, where are the Windies lacking? What should they do differently in order to obtain their first win? Well, we believe it is the right intent. The fact that they lost two games while dominating the majority of it speaks volume of their intent. They need to carry the aggression right throughout a game. Be it with ball or bat in hand, the hosts must realise that a game isn’t over until the last ball is bowled. Once you are in control, you should look to go for the kill. Windies are a renowned T20I unit and we expect them to live by their name and come hard right from the start. 

Destructive. One word that aptly describes India’s tour thus far. It will be fascinating to see if the visitors can maintain their lethal form in the T20Is. Regular skipper Rohit Sharma is back in the mix and his inclusion into the side is certain to bolster the batting department for the visitors. Alongside Sharma stalwarts- Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin return to the T20I setup. Pace sensation Arshdeep Singh who impressed one and all in his debut against England is also in the squad. Before we head into the emphatic clash, let us have a look at how these two sides will fare out in Friday’s clash. 


Match Details

Match: WI vs IND, 1st T20I, India tour of West Indies, 2022

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad 


Pitch Report

The pitch is ideal for batting. Batters will enjoy playing through the line of the ball. The team winning the coin toss should elect to bat first. 


WI vs IND Squads

WI: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akel Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh.

IND: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (not available), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.


WI vs IND Probable Playing XIs

WI: Rovman Powell, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (captain), Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Jayden Seales

IND: Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan/Arshdeep Singh


Match Prediction

India will start favourites to win this duel. They are in exceptional form and with the return of their key players are expected to be more lethal. West Indies however cannot be taken lightly. We have seen in the past how dangerous of a side they can be when on song. Our pick for this segment is India. We fancy them to just edge past their opponents and go 1-0 up in the series. 


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