India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Team India’s home series against West Indies is all set to kickstart with the three matches ODI series, which is scheduled to be played at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The senior Indian men’s side has been in a topsy turvy run in the ODI cricket in the last two years.
India has featured in 15 ODI matches and only on five occasions, the men in blue went over the winning rope. There are several debatable angles associated with India’s tumbling show in the 50 overs format. Here in this article, we won’t focus on that, rather we will take you through the India vs West Indies 1st ODI Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Probable Playing11, Match Preview and Pitch Report.
The Indian side will play its 1000th ODI match against West Indies on 6th February under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, who has recently been given the full-time charge of the limited-overs side. On a historic day for Indian cricket, Sharma and the entire India would hope to seal an authoritative win over the Caribbean nation in Ahmedabad’s iconic Narendra Modi Stadium.
Ahead of the three matches ODI series, the hosts found themselves in a bit of mix-up when seven covid cases emerged from the Indian camp. Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been tested covid positive and are not available for the opening match against West Indies.
However, this could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Indian ODI side as they can test multiple possible combinations in the given time.
Match: India vs West Indies, 1st ODI
Day/Date: Sunday/February 6th, 2022
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Time: 1:30 PM IST (08:00 AM GMT)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
India vs West Indies 1st ODI Pitch Report:
The behaviour of the pitch in Narendra Modi Stadium will highly depend on the type of pitch used and the amount of grass cover on it. The stadium contains five black soil pitches and six red soil pitches.
The black soil surfaces with less grass largely aid the spinners more than the seamers while the red soil surface is loved by the pacers as they get to extract good movement off the pitch. Hence the nature of the pitch used will determine the course of the game.
India vs West Indies 1st ODI Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
India Probable Playing11: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal and Prasidh Krishna.
Full Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Washington Sundar.
West Indies Probable Playing11: Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Odean Smith/Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein and Kemar Roach.
Full Squad: Shai Hope(w), Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Kemar Roach, Nkrumah Bonner.
India vs West Indies 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Tips:
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope (vc), Suryakumar Yadav, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Odean Smith.