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Last Update on: August 8th, 2019 at 11:08 am

West Indies will be desperate to bounce back in the ODI series against India after a whitewash in the T20Is on August 8 (Thursday) at the Province Stadium in Guyana.

The host will depend hugely on their star opener – Chris Gayle who is likely playing his last ODI series to do the job for his side. The batting unit needs to apply themselves more and back the bowling to achieve the desired result. As a result, they will look to bat deep in the first ODI match against India.

The change in formats will see Jason Holder coming back at the helm of things. He will have to cheer up his players and motivate them to play their best cricket.

Here is the predicted playing XI of West Indies for the first of the three-match ODI series against India on August 8 (Thursday) at the Province Stadium in Guyana:

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Chris Gayle

West Indies
Chris Gayle. Credit: Getty Images

Chris Gayle is most likely playing his last ODI series. The legendary batsman will be keen to finish on a high and play some of his trademark innings to lead West Indies to a series win for the one last time.

Evin Lewis

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Evin Lewis has struggled badly to put runs on his back. The southpaw needs to score badly to retain his place in the playing XI with young John Campbell waiting in benches to take his spot.

Shai Hope

Shai Hope | West Indies
Shai Hope. Credit: Twitter

Shai Hope will be fresh from a break and the key to West Indies’ success lies in their hand. Hope can bat long and has a happy knack of scoring big knocks and will have to show consistency against India.

Nicholas Pooran

West Indies
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Nicholas Pooran is touted as the next big thing in West Indies cricket. Pooran needs to fire against India if the host wants to give themselves any chance of breaking their losing streak.

Shimron Hetmyer

West Indies
Shimron Hetmyer. Credit: Twitter

Shimron Hetmyer has a lot of potential but has failed to deliver in recent times. The southpaw needs to spend some time in the crease and lead the middle-order as West Indies has struggled with their batting in recent times.

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Fabian Allen

West Indies
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Fabian Allen is an exciting talent and will be desperate to make a mark against a top-class team like India. Besides his batting, Allen is handy with his left-arm spin which will give the host variety in their bowling attack.

Carlos Brathwaite

Carlos Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite. (Credits: Twitter)

Carlos Brathwaite has failed to live upto the expectations in recent time. The all-rounder needs to step up his game high time to retain his place in the playing XI. Brathwaite can play the big shots which will come in handy in the death overs for West Indies.

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Jason Holder

Jason Holder West Indies
Jason Holder (L). (Credits: Twitter)

Jason Holder had an average time in the World Cup with the ball. After taking a break in the T20Is, the West Indies skipper will be fresh and will have to put his best foot forward to stop India’s winning run.

Roston Chase

West Indies vs India 2019: 1st ODI – West Indies' Predicted Playing XI
Roston Chase. Credit: AFP

Roston Chase will play a significant role in this line-up. The all-rounder will provide depth in the batting order and will have to step up his game with the ball to control the middle overs.

Sheldon Cottrell

West Indies vs India 2019: 1st ODI – West Indies' Predicted Playing XI
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Sheldon Cottrell has been in good form since the World Cup and will have to keep up the excellent form going to stop the Indian batters from scoring easy runs.

Kemar Roach

West Indies vs India 2019: 1st ODI – West Indies' Predicted Playing XI
Kemar Roach. Credit: Getty Images

Kemar Roach can bowl at a good pace and West Indies will hope their experienced fast bowler to provide with early breakthroughs as they look to make a winning start.

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