India vs West Indies; 1st T20I

 
Match Details:
Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida.
India tour of West Indies 2019; T20I
Saturday, 3rd August 2019; 8:00 PM IST.
 

Pitch Report

West Indies take on India in Florida. First, the pitch here almost always helps the team that bats first. As a result, the average first innings score in T20Is is 162 and the average second innings score is 117. Only once has a team won here while chasing. Basically, the pitch breaks down as the match progresses which makes it very difficult for the teams batting second. Due to this, the team that wins the toss will most likely choose to bat first.

Weather Forecast

The news coming from the weather department is that the thunderstorm will be throughout the course of the match.  Consequently, the match might get interrupted.Due to this, the players may have to step out of the field for a while. However, we expect the full match.

Preview

Indian fans are still nursing the wounds of the semifinal exit versus New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup. Certainly, it could and should start on a fresh note for the Men in Blue. When they lock horns with West Indies in a bilateral series comprising of two Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is. The first T20I match of the series will be played on 3rd August at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida. This match will be live from 8:00 PM IST. Although the hosts are the underdogs for the series they can definitely produce an upset. 

 

Predictions

 

India

Team India will be looking forward to getting back out on the field after they were knocked out of the World Cup in a superb semi-final clash with New Zealand with the help of this T20 series kicking off their tour of the West Indies. Which also includes a trip to the USA. 

Rohit Sharma would be opening the batting along with his regular partner Shikhar Dhawan who is going to come back to the team after recovering from an injury.  There is certainly going to be no doubt about who will play at number 3, it will be the best batsman in the world Virat Kohli. MS Dhoni will not be part of the travelling party whilst Jasprit Bumrah has been rested ahead of the Test series and Hardik Pandya will not feature at all as he receives a prolonged period of rest.

 For batting, top 3 of the Indian line-up will be very important. Indian team looks quite balance with the inclusion of quality all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Kurnal Pandya and will be in playing xi definitely. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Navdeep Saini will lead the bowling attack for the team.

Player To Watch Out For- Virat Kohli

 

India Squad

 

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.

 

West Indies

 

The west Indies will turn their attention to defending their T20 World Cup crown following a disappointing World Cup campaign in which they failed to progress to the semi-finals and begin with a trip to Florida to face India. 

There is something about these West Indian cricketers and their swagger. A very few enjoy playing and watching cricket as much as the Caribbeans do. Although their domination in world cricket has seen a fall, their love for Cricket has not faded away.

Carlos Brathwaite will take over the captaincy after Jason Holder led the 0-over side at the World Cup. He should have Andre Russell at his disposal after he was named in the squad following a knee injury which ended his World Cup early.

Player To Watch Out For- Sunil Narine

Windies Squad

John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicolas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Keemo Paul, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Anthony Bramble, Andre Russell, KharyPierre.

Head To Head

Matches Played- 11

Won by India- 5

Won by Windies- 5

No Result- 1

 

Team’s Form In The Last 5 Matches(Recent First)

India- Lost Lost Lost Won Lost

Windies- Lost Lost Lost Won Lost

Probable XI For Fantasy Selection

India- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini.

Windies- John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicolas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Keemo Paul, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Apne 11 Prediction

In conclusion, a tough challenge awaits team India. With this in mind, they will have to play extremely well against this strong Windies team. Surely, India will be favored to win the first match of the series.

 

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