India vs West Indies 1st ODI Prediction
- India will go into this match high on confidence after having beaten the West Indies in the preceding T20I series.
- India have won five of their last six one-day internationals they have played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
- West Indies have an explosive batting line-up with the likes of Hetmyer, Hope and Pollard who can win the game on their own.
Who will win India vs West Indies, 1st ODI 2019?
After clinching the T20I series, India will now look to continue their dominance over the West Indies in the longer version of the game. The first of the three one-day internationals is scheduled to be played on December 15 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Live telecast of the match will start at 2 PM local time.
IND vs WI, 1st ODI 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sport NZ, Sky Sports Cricket, SuperSport, Fox Sports, Astro Cricket HD, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Now TV, Sky Go
IND vs WI Toss Prediction
With dew expected to settle in during the second period of play, the toss-winning team may opt to bowl first in this match.
IND vs WI Weather Report
A bit of cloud cover is expected on match day. However, no rain has been forecast and we should have a full game.
IND vs WI Pitch Condition
The wicket at the MA Chidambaram Stadium has generally favored the batsmen more especially during the first-half of a match. Spinners will play a big role in the middle overs.
India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
The Indian selectors will have to choose between Manish Pandey and all-rounder Kedar Jadhav as one of the team's middle-order batsmen. It will also be interesting to see whether captain Kohli decides to play both the wrist-spinners - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal - or pick seam-bowling all-rounder Shivam Dube in place of one of them.
IND Key Players
India's top three - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are the big guns in the batting line-up. Kohli was the leading run-getter in the preceding T20I series and he has an impressive ODI average of 76.64 against the West Indies. Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the main threats with the ball. Chahal is likely to trouble the West Indian batsmen the most as the pitch is expected to assist the spinners more.
IND Recent Form
India have shown impressive form in the game's fifty-over format in recent times and have won nine of their last eleven completed matches. They have played just one ODI series since their semi-final loss at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England; a three-match series in the West Indies where they won 2-0.
India Predicted Playing 11
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav/Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
West Indies Team News & Playing 11
WI Team News
West Indies are sweating over the fitness of their opening batsman Evin Lewis who hurt his knee while fielding in the third T20 international. In case he fails to recover in time for this game, Brandon King will probably be made to open the batting alongside Sunil Ambris. Kieron Pollard will be leading the Windies in this ODI series.
WI Key Players
Evin Lewis looked in good form in the T20Is but his availability for this first ODI is not confirmed as of yet. However, the Windies still have enough batting firepower in Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and skipper Kieron Pollard. Hetmyer scored the most runs for the team in the T20I series and the left-handed batsman will be expected to carry that form into the ODIs. West Indies will rely heavily on Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph to get rid of India's top-order early on in the innings.
WI Recent Form
West Indies have not been faring too well in ODIs - they have lost eight of their last twelve completed matches in the format. However, they outplayed Afghanistan in their most recent ODI assignment which came last month. It was a three-match series played at Lucknow, India which the Windies swept 3-0.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Sunil Ambris, Evin Lewis/Brandon King, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh
IND vs WI Head to Head
India and West Indies have played 130 one-day internationals against each other till date with both the teams having won 62 matches. Two of those encounters have resulted in ties while four have ended in no results.
IND vs WI Head to Head Stats
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