The India VS West Indies ODI series begins on Friday. The series has less relevance apart from the fact that it is a part of the ICC Super League. India will be playing a sub-string squad under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan. The West Indies team has also seen the comeback of Jason Holder. All in all, the games might not have context but a contest will surely be on display. Here is an in-depth look at the same:
India Preview Before India VS West Indies 1st ODI:
The Indian team is coming on a high note. After losing the test match, the team made a good comeback and won the T20I and the ODI series against current ODI champions England. There were many positives for the team from that series. The middle-order and it’s batting were the biggest plus point. But there were also many loopholes. Shikhar Dhawan apart from the first game looked very uncomfortable. It may be because he has returned to the game after a very long time. The Indian team is also expecting a lot from Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav.
Shreyas Iyer will be tested with the bouncer by the tall West Indian pacers. Surya has to stay consistent as he has always been. Lastly, we talk about the bowling department. Yuzvendra Chahal is not featuring in the T20I squad as he is rested. He will be keen on making an impact in these 3 ODI games. Prasidh Krishna will be the senior on the team. Siraj will also be keen to test the Wes
Indian ODI Squad:
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
Expected Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
West Indies Preview Before India VS West Indies ODI Series:
The West Indies team played their last ODI series against Bangladesh. The Bangla Tigers beat the West Indies 3-0. However, the West Indies will be very keen on hosting India. The Indian team is not having regular big names like Virat, Rohit, and Bumrah, and hence the competition on display will be great. Jason Holder is returning to the ODI setup. Shai Hope will be opening the batting for the Caribbean team.
West Indies Squad:
Top Performer of India VS West Indies 1st ODI:
Suryakumar Yadav is the predicted top performer in the 1st ODI. Surya has been batting exceptionally well off-late in the 1st ODI against England he did not get a chance. In the second one, he did try to build an innings and in the third one, he was outright not in the zone. But a big performance in the ODI game is due from Surya. After scoring his maiden T20I 100, he will be looking to do something similar in the ODI format.
Venue and Timings for India VS West Indies 1st ODI:
The game will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain in Trinidad. The game will be telecasted on the Fan Code App. DD Sports will also be broadcasting the games.
To know more go to IND VS WI: Top 5 Things to Watch Out for in the ODI Series.
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