Desperate Indian looking forward to the Caribbean region for the exhaust of their frustration after brutal and historic defeat against arch rival Pakistan. India have been quite excellent having 20-7 victory record at home in last 12 months. The way India lost against Pakistan was not expected as they lost with the huge margin of 180 and the No.1 batting lineup collapsed even could not play 30 overs complete. This sort of shock for the Indian cricket would definitely effect them for months and the opposition would take the advantage as well.
- Event: India Tour of West Indies 2017
- Match: 1st ODI (One-Day International)
- Teams: West Indies vs India
- Time: 09:00 Local | 13:00 GMT | 17:00 IST
- Date: 23rd June, 2017
- Venue: Port of Spain
India vs West Indies 1st ODI Match Preview
Former champions looking forward to the current T20 champions where they will play the 5-Match ODI series following a maiden T20 match. Indian side faced a lot of mental stressed during the last 10 days in which fight between Virat Kohli and the coach Anil Kumble along with defeat against Pakistan in the final is included. Although Anil Kumble officially resigned during Indian national cricket team was in mid flight for the Caribbean.
On the other side, host West Indies have been quite shaky in last year only winning 2 one day international matches out of 9 they have played. Most of the players are banned and dispute between board and players on various issues are one of the top draw back built in last few months. West Indies got the 9th position in ICC ODI ranking. Hence, the destruction of West Indian cricket is clearly in front of the world.
There are lots of reason to destroy any team in the world which India is currently having in their court, but the winning streaks is the only reason behind India’s stand that makes it more firm too. Besides all the harsh experience of personal tussle, skills, and form with fitness, India is still a confident and dangerous side currently across the world. India reached in the final of champions trophy, while West Indies even did not qualify for that event.
The Indian side has played cricket last month on fast pitches, while they are now going to switch to slow pitches that will welcome them at Caribbean. Last time India played an ODI against West Indies at their own home ground 4 years ago. It’s going to be a difficult experience for Virat Kohli and company to perform on such slow pitches as they have a gap of 4 years.
West Indies Squad
JO Holder*, D Bishoo, JL Carter, RL Chase, ML Cummins, SD Hope†, KOK Williams, AS Joseph, E Lewis, JN Mohammed, AR Nurse, KOA Powell, R Powell.
V Kohli*, R Ashwin, S Dhawan, MS Dhoni†, RR Pant, AM Rahane, UT Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, RA Jadeja, KM Jadhav, KD Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, B Kumar, Mohammed Shami, HH Pandya.