September 29, 2022

Match Preview – India Tour of West Indies 2022, 1st ODI

India after defeating in a series T20I and ODI will now travel to the Caribbean for a series of their own. The series kicks off with the first ODI on Friday the 22nd in Port of Spain Trinidad. The IND vs WI series will see 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is. All matches will be played in the West Indies. All ODI games will start at 7:00 p.m. IST, 9:30 a.m. local time. All T20I games will start at 8:00 p.m. IST, 10:30 a.m. local time.

India and West Indies last played a T20I and ODI series earlier in February this year. India managed to defeat West Indies in all three ODIs and three T20Is, winning both series 3-0. Now, the West Indies have a chance to avenge their defeat at home.

Rohit Sharma and Nicholas Pooran (Image credits: Twitter)

India are heading to this series after beating England in the T20I and ODI series. They however lost the single test at Edgbaston. The Windies, meanwhile, won the T20I series 2-0 but were shut out in the ODI series against Bangladesh 3-0.

IND vs WI: Match Preview – India Tour of West Indies 2022, 1st ODI

India

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan. (Picture: Twitter)

India have rested senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and others for the ODI series. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Indian part which is full of T20I specialists. Dhawan will be India’s sixth captain this year since Virat Kohli led India in the first Test against South Africa. All selected players have a chance to play and remain in the calculation for the T20 World Cup later this year and the 50+ World Cup in 2023.

Indian team ODI

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

West Indies

Jason Holder
Jason Holder. Credits: Twitter

West Indies were whitewashed in the ODI series by Bangladesh after winning the ODI series. They also need to improve their one-day game and their test matches. Players currently playing are more accustomed to T20 cricket regularly playing both international and franchise cricket format.

Skipper Nicholas Pooran spoke on several occasions about how their underperforming batting performances cost them the games against Bangladesh. Windies has recalled Jason Holder for the ODI series against India. He was one of the names that had rested in the previous series.

West Indies team

Nicholas Pooran (C), Shai Hope (VC), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales

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