1st ODI: IND vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing XI & Key Players

IND vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview | Chris Gayle returns

India and West Indies will face off in the first ODI at Providence Stadium in Guyana. We will provide IND vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match. 

After a 3-0 victory in T20I series, Team India will enter ODI series with momentum on their side. The young guns fired for the team in the 20-over  format. Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya were the biggest positives from the series while Rishabh Pant proved his talent in the last T20I scoring unbeaten 65 from 42 balls. Skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued their good form ahead. With the arrival of fiery pacer Mohammad Shami and spin twins Yuzendra Chahal and Kuldeep, Team India will hope to take an early lead in the ODI series defeating under-performing Windies team.

West Indies had a disappointing run in World Cup 2019 and continued the trend in T20I series. From batting department, Keiron Pollard and Rovman Powell were the only positives but will not be available in the one-day format. Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas were the star performers for Windies in T20I series taking four scalps each in three matches. On a brighter side, Chris Gayle returns to lead lacklustre batting order of Windies after twin centuries in Canada T20 league and will expect contributions from talented Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer. Skipper Jason Holder will hope for a unison effort from their pace trio of Cottrell-Thomas-Roach to provide timely breakthroughs against Mighty India team.

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When and Where:

IND vs WI, 1st ODI, India tour of West Indies 2019.
Providence Stadium, Guyana.
8th August 2019, 7:00 PM.
Live Score

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 233

Average 2nd innings  score: 199

There is a 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms to hinder match proceedings.

Pitch is expected to be neutral, providing equal opportunity to batsmen as well as bowlers.

Pacers are likely to find initial support and pitch can get slow later in the match.

Squads:

IND:

Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed.

WI:

Jason Holder (C), Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicolas Pooran, Shai Hope, John Campbell, Fabian Allen, Roston Chase, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.

Team News:

India:

  • The team will have to choose between Manish Pandey or Shreyas Iyer in the middle order or promoting Rishabh Pant and playing Kedar Jadhav in the lower middle order.
  • Ravindra Jadeja’s new form will result in breaking of spin twins, and Yuzi Chahal is likely to get the nod over Kuldeep Yadav.
  • Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open the innings. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey/S Iyer and Rishabh Pant will follow them.
  • Ravindra Jadeja will play the role of an allrounder.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami will lead the pace attack along with Saini/Khaleel. R Jadeja and Chahal will handle the spin department.
  • Anyone of Navdeep Saini or Khaleel Ahmed can play. Saini has a higher chance to make ODI Debut after a match-winning performance in T20I series.

Windies:

  • The team can play Carlos Brathwaite in place of any spin all-rounder Roston Chase or Fabian Allen.
  • Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis can open the innings. Shai Hope, N Pooran, Roston Chase, S Hetmyer and Jason Holder will follow them.
  • Jason Holder, Roston Chase and Fabian Allen will play the role of an allrounder.
  • Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas and Jason Holder will spearhead the pace attack.
  • Fabian Allen and Roston Chase are likely to handle the spin department.
  • Evin Lewis can be slightly risky after his dismal run in T20I series, and John Campbell can get a chance.

Probable Playing XI:

IND:

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer/Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, M Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini/Khaleel Ahmed.

WI:

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis/J Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Key Players IND vs WI Dream11: 1st ODI

Wicket-Keeper:

Primary Options: Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and Rishabh Pant.

Shai Hope is the best batsman for West Indies in ODI format and can score big knocks. He did not score enough in World Cup 2019 and will be eager to get a good start in the opening encounter.

N Pooran is a very talented batsman and plays at attacking strike rate. His recent form is perfect. However, He failed to perform as per his level in T20I series. He will not keep wicket-keeping duties.

Rishabh Pant is a destructive batsman and can be lethal with his six-hitting abilities. He scored 65 runs in the third T20I after failing in the first two matches.

Batsmen for WI vs IND Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, C Gayle, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, S Hetmyer.

Rohit Sharma is in his best form and was the top scorer of WC’2019. He will be a must-pick in WI vs IND Dream11 team. He scored 24 and 67 runs in two T20I’s he played.

Skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most consistent and best batsmen in the world. He scored 59 runs in the third T20I.

Chris Gayle is the most destructive opener in world cricket and can anchor big innings along with his six-hitting abilities. He scored consecutive centuries recently in Canada Premier League and also performed well in World Cup 2019.

Shikhar Dhawan was in good form before the injury. However, He failed in T20 series and will be eager to score big tomorrow.

KL Rahul can bat in the middle order and is an outstanding performer. He scored many good knocks in WC 2019.

S Hetmyer has performed well for Windies. However, His recent form is a cause of concern as he failed to perform in World Cup’19 as well as T20 series.

Other Options: Evin Lewis, M Pandey, J Campbell, S Iyer

Evin Lewis is a very attacking batsman and can open for West Indies. He failed miserably in T20 series.

Manish Pandey can bat in the middle order for India. He failed in T20I series and has been unable to replicate his domestic form at international level.

John Campbell is an average batsman and has less chance of playing tomorrow.

Shreyas Iyer was in good form with the ‘A’ side but did not get a chance in T20 series. He can be considered in ODI series and is a talented batsman.

All-rounders:

Primary Options: Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Holder, 

R Jadeja is in good form recently and can be excellent with the bat, bowl as well as on the field. He starred for India in World Cup semi-final with the bat.

Skipper Jason Holder has performed well in both the departments and is a must pick in WI vs IND Dream11 team.

Other Options: C Brathwaite, Roston Chase

Carlos Brathwaite has the talent to contribute with the bat as well as the ball. He was in good form in WC’19 and scored many attacking cameos. He failed to make any impact in T20 series and can be a risky starter tomorrow.

Roston Chase can play tomorrow after being narrowly dropped from World Cup squad. He is best windies batsman of spin bowling and can also be useful with the ball.

Bowlers for IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction: 

Primary Options: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, M Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.

Bhuvi will lead the pace attack in the absence of Bumrah and can be useful in initial as well as death overs. He can also be handy with the bat. He took three scalps in T20I series.

M Shami was in lethal form in World Cup 2019 taking a plethora of wickets in limited chances. He can be a good option for Vice-Captaincy due to venue conditions and recent form.

Sheldon Cottrell is in perfect form recently and can trouble batsmen with his swing. He took two wickets each in two T20 matches and also performed well in World Cup 2019. 

Pace bowler Oshane Thomas can chip in with regular wickets. He took four scalps in T20I series.

Kemar Roach performed exceptionally well in World Cup 2019 and can be lethal in his initial overs.

Other Options: Fabian Allen, Yuzi Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav.

Fabian Allen is a right spin all-rounder and can be useful in both the departments. 

Spin wizard Yuzi Chahal can trouble batsmen with his witty spin. He can be quite useful on these pitches.

Navdeep Saini bowled excellent in his debut T20I series taking three wickets and two wickets in two matches. He can make ODI Debut for India tomorrow.

Khaleel Ahmed was in lethal form in IPL and ‘A’ tour. He took one scalp in the first T20I and may play tomorrow.

Kuldeep Yadav is in poor form and also failed in World Cup 2019. He has fewer chances to play tomorrow.

IND vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction:

After the announcement of the playing XI, This team will be updated on Telegram.

Team updated:

Shai Hope(wk)
Nicolas Pooran
Rohit Sharma (C)
Virat Kohli (Vc)
Chris Gayle
Roston Chase/E Lewis
Ravindra Jadeja
Jason Holder
Mohammed Shami
Kuldeep Yadav/Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Khaleel Ahmed

Captain and Vc Choices: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, N Pooran, Chris Gayle, S Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, R Jadeja, S Cottrell, M Shami.

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