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West Indies vs India, 1st T20I: Match Prediction, Pitch Report, Probable XIs

by  Shashi Shukla  •  Last updated on 2022-07-29 12:43:23

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After an exhilarating ODI series, India and West Indies are going to square off against each other in the first game of the 5 T20i series on July 29 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. Both the teams are looking forward to a tough fight.

India, who give a splendid performance in the 50-over format and won the ODI series by a marvelous 3-0 margin, are now looking forward to maintaining the same level of consistency. Rohit Sharma will be back to lead India in the 20-over format.

The absence of key players like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah in the shorter format - just like the ODI series - is going to be a great opportunity for the emerging players.

On the other hand, the hosts - West Indies - were blanked in the last three games and are now looking forward to a revival in their fortunes.

Match Prediction

Considering the team combination, current form, and recent marvellous wins against West Indies, India is brimming with confidence. The team is expected to have an early start in the series.

However, with both the teams being evenly matched, and considering the recent ODI series, another cracking match is definitely in the picture.

West Indies vs India, 1st T20I: Match Preview

Match: West Indies vs India, 1st T20I, India Tour of West Indies 2022

Date and Time: 29th July 2022 (Friday), 8:00 PM IST

Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad

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Pitch Report

Trinidad's Brian Lara Stadium is expected to provide a batting-friendly surface to the players. The situation is likely to be in favour of the batters on both sides. The bowlers, however, might need to work relatively hard to get breakthroughs. Nevertheless, an interesting match is definitely awaiting us.

Weather Forecast

With chances of precipitation at 36% during the day and 61% at night, the upcoming match might get affected by rains. The temperature is expected to hover around 32°C during the day and 24°C at night, with 65-85% humidity.

It is going to be the first time that an international match will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium.

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Probable XIs

India

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan/Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja/Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan

West Indies

Shai Hope, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh

Squad

India

Rohit Sharma (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav,  Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Suryakumar Yadav, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh

West Indies

Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Odean Smith,  Dominic Drakes, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Akel Hosein, Brandon King, Sheldon Cottrell, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh.

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