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India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of the 1st T20I match between India and West Indies. They will play against each other for the first time in the three-match T20I series between them.
India vs West Indies Match Details 1st T20I:
The 1st T20I match between India and West Indies will be played on 16th February at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
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The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM IST and the live telecast will be available on the Star Sports channels while the live streaming of the series will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app. Live scores and commentaries will be available on the CricketAddictor website.
India vs West Indies Match Preview 1st T20I:
After the completion of the 3-match ODI series, the two sides will lock horns against each other in the shortest format.
A total of 3 games are scheduled to be played in this bilateral T20I series and all three games will be played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Kieron Pollard will lead the West Indies troops in this series while Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian side. Both the teams have pretty healthy squads and another promising competition is anticipated between the two sides.
These two teams have met each other a total of 17 times in this format, with India winning 10 of those times.
West Indies defeated England 3-2 last month in the 5-match T20I series at home and would be desperate to replicate a similar performance here as well. On the other hand, India last played against New Zealand and defeated them 3-0 in the T20Is at home.
India vs West Indies Match Weather Report 1st T20I:
The temperature is expected to hover around 25°C on the matchday with 53% humidity and 10 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
India vs West Indies Match Pitch Report 1st T20I:
The Eden Gardens has provided balanced tracks on most occasions. The pacers can extract swing from the wicket early on, while there will be something for the spinners as well. Adopting a careful approach in the early overs, batters can breathe easy later on and can play shots towards the end stage of the innings.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 148.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 62.5 on this ground.
India vs West Indies Match Injury Update and Availability News 1st T20I:
KL Rahul pulled a hamstring injury in the 2nd ODI of the 3-match series against the West Indies and has been ruled out of the T20I series.
Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the T20I series. The Indian all-rounder suffered a left hamstring muscle strain during fielding in the third ODI against the West Indies.
India vs West Indies Match Squads & Probable XIs 1st T20I:
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh.
Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Rohit Sharma has scored 3197 runs in 119 T20I so far while maintaining an average of 32.96 and a strike rate of 140.28. He will be an essential player to consider for this game.
Virat Kohli has struck 3227 runs in 95 T20I games so far, he has been averaging 52.05 in this format. He will be a must-have on the fantasy side.
Kieron Pollard has scored 1537 runs in this format and also picked 42 wickets with the ball. He will be among the top fantasy picks from the West Indies side.
Jason Holder has picked 38 wickets in 35 T20Is, he has also been quite handy with the bat. He will be a useful addition to the fantasy side for this game.
Nicholas Pooran has added 1010 runs in 54 games and can play the anchor’s role for the West Indies in this series. He can also contribute points with the gloves.
Deepak Chahar has grabbed 23 wickets in 17 matches so far, and will be a crucial pick from the Indian side for this match.
India vs West Indies Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices 1st T20I:
Captain – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain – Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for India vs West Indies Dream11 Team:
Keepers – Ishan Kishan (vc), Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma ©, Virat Kohli, Brandon King
All-rounders – Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akeal Hosein
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for India vs West Indies Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Ishan Kishan
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer
All-rounders – Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard (vc), Romario Shepherd, Finn Allen
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akeal Hosein
India vs West Indies Match Expert Advice 1st T20I:
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be among the safe captaincy choices for the small leagues as well as mini grand leagues. Nicholas Pooran and Ishan Kishan are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy/Dream11 combination for this game is 2-4-2-3.
India vs West Indies Match Probable Winners 1st T20I:
Considering the home advantage, India is expected to win this match.