Match Preview – West Indies vs India, India in West Indies 2022, 1st ODI


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This is not an ODI Earth Cup 12 months. The sequence in between West Indies and India is not part of the Earth Cup Tremendous League. The two teams finished their preceding 50-more than assignments fewer than a week in the past. So what can one particular assume in the course of these three ODIs?

After clinching both white-ball series in England, India have rested Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, when KL Rahul is on the recovery route immediately after a hernia surgery. That signifies some of their again-up gamers – underneath stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan – will get a total sequence than just a one-off sport in this article and there.

West Indies, on the other hand, are on a six-match shedding streak in the format, and have 1 of the worst gain-decline ratios in ODI cricket this calendar year. To place factors again on monitor, their captain Nicholas Pooran and mentor Phil Simmons have questioned their gamers to make certain they bat out full 50 overs, a thing they have struggled with of late. Because January 2021, West Indies have batted very first 12 moments in ODI cricket on nine events, they unsuccessful to past their complete allocation of overs.

In excellent information for the hosts, Jason Holder is back again soon after acquiring been rested for the Bangladesh sequence. His presence will lend the side the a lot-necessary experience not just in the bowling division but also in the decrease middle purchase.

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Nicholas Pooran was a single of the few bright places for West Indies for the duration of their white-ball sequence in opposition to Bangladesh. If the hosts are to problem India, Pooran will at the time all over again have to lead from the front. The good issue from West Indies’ point of view is that their captain has a favourable report against India: 354 operates in 9 innings, at an common of 44.25 and a strike amount of 107.59.

Shikhar Dhawan Laces The Square Cut, England Vs India, 1St Odi, The Oval, London, July 12, 2022

Shikhar Dhawan will be critical for India in the absence of Rohit Sharma and Virat KohliAFP/Getty Pictures

Shikhar Dhawan could be the stand-in captain for the sequence but his current kind with the bat hasn’t been great. In his final five ODIs, Dhawan has designed 112 runs at an average of 28 and a strike amount of 61.53. It has been 20 innings considering the fact that he final created a hundred in the structure. In the absence of expert players, India will want Dhawan to obtain his form back.

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Keemo Paul didn’t bowl in the final ODI against Bangladesh following sustaining a hamstring injury. Though Simmons is joyful with his recovery, West Indies will get a connect with on his inclusion on the eve of the match. With Holder and Kyle Mayers in the squad as other seam-bowling allrounders, they may perhaps not want to rush him even though. Aside from Paul, Keacy Carty could be the other a person to overlook out from the 13-member squad.

West Indies (probable): 1 Shai Hope (wk), 2 Brandon King, 3 Shamarh Brooks, 4 Kyle Mayers, 5 Nicholas Pooran (capt), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Akeal Hosein, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Gudakesh Motie, 11 Jayden Seales

India have loads of decisions to make. Who will open up with Dhawan? What will the seam-bowling attack appear like? Do they decide on Shardul Thakur at No. 8? They can decide on from Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill to open up with Dhawan. Amid seamers, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna and Arshdeep Singh are their possibilities. What is sure, however, is Ravindra Jadeja has a niggle that could continue to keep him out of the collection opener at minimum.

India (possible): 1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad/Ishan Kishan (wk), 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Deepak Hooda, 5 Sanju Samson (wk), 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Avesh Khan/Prasidh Krishna, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Siraj

Pitch and circumstances

Immediately after Pooran criticised the pitches utilised for the ODI series in opposition to Bangladesh in Guyana, 1 expects the Queen’s Park Oval to present a far better contest involving bat and ball. To Simmons, the surfaces right here appear better well prepared, but the venue very last hosted an global match in 2019. So it requirements to be observed how they engage in out. The weather conditions is predicted to be partly cloudy with the temperature hovering all over 30°C.

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“He [Holder] seems to be refreshing, he had some time out of the video game. He has been bowling effectively for the very last two days and truly batting nicely as well. So it’s great to have him again.”West Indies coach Phil Simmons

Hemant Brar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo