The West Indies will host India in the opening match of the T20I series on Friday. India won their previous T20I series against England and have the bulk of the squad in this journey. They will be happy to continue the winning form. On the other hand, West Indies are a dangerous team in this format. The hosts have a lot of talent in this format and are expected to compete well.
West Indies vs India, 1st T20I
Location: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Date Time: July 29 at 8:00 PM IST and 10:30 AM local time
Live Streaming: FanCode
WI vs IND, 1st T20I Pitch Report:
The surface at Brian Lara Stadium will be sticky and spinners can get a lot of help. Due to the shorter limits, many points can also be scored.
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WI vs IND, 1st T20I likely playing XIs:
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, R Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, R Jadeja/Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh/Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel
Top Picks for WI vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Rohit Sharma is one of the best players in this format, racking up 3,379 runs in 128 T20I matches with an average of 32 and a strike rate of 139.
Jason Holder will be a very crucial player in this match. The all-rounder has scored 264 runs with the bat and amassed 39 wickets in 37 T20I matches.
Rovman Powell has been very good at this format, scoring 685 runs in 42 T20I games with a strike rate of 141.
Featured Play XI No.1 for WI vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
N Pooran, R Pant, I Kishan, R Sharma, K Mayers, O Smith, J Holder (vc), H Pandya (c), R Ashwin, A Hosein, B Kumar
Featured Play XI No.2 for WI vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
N Pooran (vc)R pants, I Kishan, R Sharma (c), K Mayers, S Yadav, R Shepherd, H Pandya, H Patel, A Hosein, B Kumar
Captain and Vice Captain options:
Captain options: Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma
Vice Captain Options: Jason Holder, N Pooran