India vs West Indies, WI Playing 11 vs IND (Predicted), 1st ODI, India Tour Of West Indies 2022. India will play against West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad on 22nd July 2022 in the 1st ODI at 7 pm IST.
India is on an 11-series winning streak against West Indies in the ODI format (4- West indies & 7 – India) and has never lost after 2007 in the ODI series. The Asian giants had beaten England by 2-1 in the tough English conditions in the last ODI series. West Indies lost 3-0 in the ODI series against Bangladesh on home soil.
The three ODI games will take place from July 22 to July 27. Then, the five T20I games will be played from July 29 to August 7. India has announced the squads for both the ODI and T20I series. West Indies has only announced the ODI squad so far.
West Indies are all set to face India in the 3-match ODI series to kick off the tour. Indian team has rested several of its first-choice players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah and given chances to the next set of players to push their case for selection in this ODI series.
West Indies managed to outplay Bangladesh in their previous T20I series 2-0. In the ODI series, West Indies faced a humiliating 0-3 loss. India recently played a T20I and ODI series against England and they managed to win both the series 2-1.
India and West Indies last played a T20I and ODI series earlier in February this year. India managed to defeat West Indies in all three ODIs and three T20Is, winning both the series 3-0. Now, West Indies have a chance to avenge their defeat on home soil.
West Indies openers Shai Hope, Brandon King, and Kyle Mayers are short of runs at the top and will need to step up in this series. Nicholas Pooran was the only half-centurion in the last series and will hope his middle-order batters Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Keacy Carty, and Jason Holder stand up and deliver with the bat.
All-rounder Jason Holder returns to the squad and will join with Alzzari Joseph and Jayden Seales in the pace attack while Keemo Paul and Kyle Mayers add variety to the pace unit. Spinner Gudakesh Motie was the biggest positive from the last series and he will hope to continue his good form alongside Akeal Hossain in this series.
India vs West Indies, WI Playing 11 vs IND (Predicted), 1st ODI, India Tour Of West Indies 2022
Shai Hope is the vice-captain of the ODI team. The wicketkeeper-batsman is the only West Indian to be ranked in the Top 20 in the ICC men’s ODI batting rankings. Shai Hope, who ranks 13th, had a disappointing ODI series against Bangladesh — he could only manage scores of 0, 18, and 2.
But Shai Hope’s recent scores could mean little against India. The 28-year-old likes playing against India. Shai Hope has scored 733 runs against the visitors in 19 innings and averages 45.81. This includes four fifties and two hundred. Indian bowlers will have to be careful against Shai Hope who has amassed 4071 runs in 98 ODIs averaging 49.64. He has hit 12 tons in the 50 overs format.