The Indian cricket team will play the first ODI against West Indies on 22 July at the Queen’s Park Oval ground. Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed as the captain in the absence of key players in this series . In the absence of the main players, the Indian team looks strong and will go into the field with the intention of taking the lead in the series.
This can be the playing XI of India
Caretaker captain Dhawan, who did not play much in the last ODI series against England, will try to get back into the rhythm in the upcoming series. He can open the innings with Ruturaj Gaikwad. At the same time, Deepak Hooda can also get a place in the top order. In bowling, India can go with four fast bowlers.
Probable XI : Ruturaj, Dhawan (captain), Hooda, Sanju, Suryakumar, Jadeja, Shardul, Avesh, Siraj, Chahal and Krishna.
West Indies can go with this combination
The West Indies team, which suffered a crushing defeat in the last home series against Bangladesh, will expect good batting from Shai Hope and captain Nicholas Pooran . Hope’s average against India has been good.
At the same time, the return of experienced all-rounder Jason Holder has given balance to the team. He was not available for the last ODI series.
Probable XI : Hope (wk), King, Brooks, Carty, Pooran (c), Powell, Holder, Shepherd, Paul, Hossein and Joseph.
India has won five ODI series on West Indies tour so far
A total of 136 ODIs have been played between the two teams so far, in which India have won 67. West Indies, on the other hand, have achieved success in 63 matches. Apart from this, two matches have been tied.
So far, India has played a total of nine ODI series on the West Indies tour, out of which the visiting team has won five. India in particular has been winning the last four ODI series on West Indies soil.
Key figures at Queens Park Oval
The first ODI match was played in 1983 at the Queen’s Park Oval. So far 70 matches have been played here, in which the teams batting first have won 30. Teams batting in the second innings have won 35 matches. Here India holds the record for the highest team score. India scored 413/7 against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup. Canada has the lowest team score (75/10).
Our Best Dream XI and TV Info
Wicketkeepers : Sanju Samson and Shai Hope (Vice-captain).
Batsmen : Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran.
All- rounders : Ravindra Jadeja and Jason Holder.
Bowlers : Yuzvendra Chahal, Alzarri Joseph and Shardul Thakur.
The match will be played on Friday (22 July) at Queens Park Oval in Trinidad and will start at 07:00 PM IST. The match will be telecast on ‘DD Sports’. Apart from this, ‘Fan Code’ can also be seen through the app.