India’s tour of the West Indies is all set to begin on 22nd July 2022 with the first One Day International scheduled to be played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Both the teams are coming into the series having contrasting mindsets. While India are fresh from a series victory against England in their own den, West Indies were whitewashed by Bangladesh in a three-match series recently.
India recently became the first team to beat England at their home in ODI series after 8 years. The men-in-blue were also the last team to beat England in 2014. They clinched the series 2-1 on the back of heroic performances from Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.
But all these star performers have been rested for the series which will give the young guns an opportunity to shine. The team will be led by Shikhar Dhawan while Ravindra Jadeja will be his deputy. Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh, and Suryakumar Yadav will be eager to make the most of the opportunities given to them in the series.
Probable Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
The West Indies were taken by storm by a competitive Bangladesh side as they whitewashed them 3-0 in the recent series. The West Indies Team led by Nicholas Pooran will have to up their game to compete against the Men in Blue who’re riding high on confidence after rolling over England. Players like Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph and Rovamn Powell will hold the key for the West Indies in the series
Probable Playing XI: Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c and wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Keemo Paul
India vs West Indies 1st ODI
Date- 22nd July 2022
Time – 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue – Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Live Broadcast and Streaming
The live broadcast will be available on DD Sports and the Live streaming can be watched on the Fancode app.
The pitch at the Queen’s Park Oval keeps an equal balance between bat and ball. The surface can become unpredictable at times as it keeps both the spinners and seamers interested. If the team gets off to a flier, the batters can counter-attack the spinners and make them ineffective.