India will be keen to keep their winning run going when they play the first ODI against West Indies on August 8 (Thursday) at the Province Stadium in Guyana. Virat Kohli & Co will be coming on the back of a series win in the T20Is and will be high on confidence.

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The Men in Blues will see the return of regular cricketers – the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami. The management will look forward to Shikhar Dhawan to fire who had a mild outing in the T20Is. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s form will give the visitors an extra edge while Rishabh Pant’s late form will bolster India’s batting unit. The bowling unit will have more experience despite Jasprit Bumrah’s absence. The Men in Blues will be desperate to keep the winning run going as they aim to redeem themselves of a shocking World Cup defeat.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Credit: AFP

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For West Indies, they have failed to apply themselves as a batting unit, as a result, have gone down in the T20Is. The management will hope that the return of Chris Gayle will solve their top-order woes. The change of formats will see a change in the leadership with Jason Holder coming back to take the responsibility. He will have a task at hand and will have cheer up the whole team in a bid to bounce back. Meanwhile, the host will miss the service of Kieron Pollard who was in scintillating form during the T20Is. This West Indies side has a lot of talented cricketers who will be keen to push their limits and play the best possible cricket to take an early lead in the series.

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Here are Dream11 Fantasy League Tips:

First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. Dream11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss. Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides.

Chris Gayle. Credit: Getty Images

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Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team will 1.5 times the points. Thus, it is imperative to select the big in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain. It is also crucial to get top-order batsmen in the team as they are likely to score the significant chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.

Injury Update

There is no news of injury from both – India and West Indies camp.

India’s Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini

West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI:

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach

Pitch Report

The wicket in Guyana on Saturday had something for both batsmen and bowlers. The first of the three-match ODI series between India and West Indies will be played on the same wicket; thus, making it a fair competition between bat and ball. The team winning the toss will want to bat first as the wicket might get slower in the second half.

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