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India vs West Indies Today Match Prediction- West Indies Tour of India 2022, 1st T20I. India and West Indies are set to lock horns in a T20I series. The India vs West Indies T20I series will witness three encounters. India vs West Indies 1st T20I will take place on February 16 (Wednesday). The venue of the clash is Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata.

India defeated West Indies in a recent ODI series 3-0. India clinched a whitewash against the visitors by crushing them in all matches. India won the 1st ODI by 6 wickets, 2nd ODI by 44 runs, and the 3rd ODI by 96 runs.

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In India vs West Indies 3rd ODI, the home team slammed 265 batting first. While the top three batsmen could not go big, middle-order batsmen Shreyas Iyer (80) and Rishabh Pant (56) slammed half-centuries.

Later, Washinton Sundar and Deepak Chahar played brilliant cameos of 33 and 38. In the end, India was bowled out for 265 on the final ball of the innings. For West Indies, Jason Holder grabbed 4 wickets while Alzarri Joseph and Hyden Walsh picked 2 scalps each.

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar. Credits: Twitter

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West Indies’ top-order totally collapsed against India’s bowling attack, with the top four batsmen scoring less than 20. Nicholas Pooran later scored 34 runs while Odean Smith scored 36. However, West Indies were bowled out for just 169 and lost the match by 96 runs.

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran (Image Credit: Twitter)

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For India, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna picked 3 wickets each while Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav grabbed 2 wickets each. Shreyas Iyer was awarded the player of the match trophy in India vs West Indies 3rd ODI. Prasidh Krishna was awarded player of the series in India vs West Indies ODI series.

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West Indies last played a T20I series against England last month at home, which they won 3-2. India last played a T20I series against New Zealand in November last year, in which they won 3-0.

Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna. (Photo: BCCI)

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India vs West Indies Today Match Prediction- West Indies Tour of India 2022, 1st T20I

India vs West Indies Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches IND Won  WI Won     No Result
Overall 17 10 6 1
At Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata 1 1 0 0
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1 0
In India 7 5 2 0

Recent Venue Records (Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata) 

Stats- T20Is

Total Matches- 8

Matches won batting first- 3

Matches won bowling first- 5

Average 1st innings total- 148

Average 2nd innings total- 124

Highest total recorded – 201/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN

Lowest total recorded – 70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ

Highest score chased – 161/6 (19.4 Ov) by WI vs ENG

Lowest score defended – 145/8 (20 Ov) by NZ vs BAN

India vs West Indies
India vs West Indies. Image Credits: BCCI

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Toss Prediction for India vs West Indies Match

The team winning the toss might opt to bat second. More matches have been won on this stadium batting second. Moreover, the only time when India and West Indies collided in a T20I at Eden Gardens, India won the match batting second.

Predicted Scores for India vs West Indies Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
IND 150-200  150-20
WI 150-200 100-150

Players’ Form- India- Batting

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

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Players Matches Runs Average
Virat Kohli 95 3227 52.04
Rohit Sharma 119 3197 33.30
Rishabh Pant 41 623 23.07
Shreyas Iyer 32 580 27.61
Suryakumar Yadav 11 244 34.85
Ishan Kishan 5 113 28.25

Who will score the most runs for India in the match: Rohit Sharma or Rishabh Pant

Players’ Form- India- Bowling

Yuzvendra Chahal, Sri Lanka vs India
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)
Players Matches Wickets Average
Yuzvendra Chahal 50 64 25.31
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 55 53 25.56
Kuldeep Yadav 23 41 14.21
Shardul Thakur 24 31 23.83
Deepak Chahar 17 23 21.56
Harshal Patel 2 4 12.75

Who will pick the most wickets for India in the match: Yuzvendra Chahal or Deepak Chahar

Players’ Form- West Indies – Batting

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Players Matches Runs Average
Kieron Pollard 98 1537 25.19
Nicholas Pooran 54 1009 25.22
Rovman Powell 36 524 22.78
Darren Bravo 26 405 21.31
Brandon King 19 386 22.70
Fabian Allen 32 262 16.37

Who will score the most runs for West Indies in the match: Kieron Pollard or Darren Bravo

Players’ Form- West Indies- Bowling

India vs West Indies Today Match Prediction- West Indies Tour of India 2022, 1st T20I
Sheldon Cottrell.(Photo: Twitter/@ICC)
Players Matches Wickets Average
Sheldon Cottrell 39 46 22.95
Kieron Pollard 98 42 27.95
Jason Holder 35 38 24.57
Fabian Allen 32 23 26.86
Akeal Hosein 18 15 23.93
Romario Shepherd 14 12 32.91

Who will the pick most wickets for West Indies in the match: Sheldon Cottrell or Odean Smith

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