How will India win West Indies with Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy? India vs West Indies Match Predictions

How will India win West Indies with Rohit Sharma's Captaincy? India vs West Indies Match Analysis

How will India win West Indies? If this is the question troubling you, then we’ve got the answer for you.

Cricket is another piece of good news for falling fans. Team India (Indian Cricket Team) is going to set a new record soon. The venue will be having a three-match ODI series between the teams. All matches in the series will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in the wake of the Corona restrictions. The two teams will then play three T20s at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on the 16th, 18th, and 20th. The Indian team is going to receive a rare feat with the first ODI against the West Indies tomorrow. This is the 1000th ODI match for the Indian team. If this match is over, India will be the first country to play 1000 matches. Australia is second with 958 matches after Team India and third with 936 matches. The rest of the team has yet to complete 900 matches. So far, Team India has played 999 ODIs. Of these, 518 matches were won and 431 matches were lost. This record is also held by Rohit Sharma, who was recently appointed as the ODI captain. He will lead Team India to the historic 1000th ODI and receive a rare accolade. 

Team India’s Virat Kohli is likely to set another record in the ODI series against the West Indies. Kohli was just 6 runs away from reaching the 5,000-run milestone on home soil. Alright, let’s see the answer to this question now How will India win West Indies?

 

India vs West Indies ODI series Match Details

 

ODI Series‌

* First ODI – February 6 – Ahmedabad

* Second ODI – February 9 – Ahmedabad

* Third ODI – February 11 – Ahmedabad

(All matches start at 1.30 pm)

 

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Date & Time: February 6th at 1:30 PM IST and local time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network

 

Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report

  • The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium has benefited spinners throughout the years.
  • Surprisingly, spinners dominate the top four wicket-takers in Test cricket at this stadium, with legend Anil Kumble topping the way.
  • As the game proceeds, the surface becomes more sluggish.
  • In the middle overs, batters will have to fight hard for runs.
  • This stadium has seen a number of low-scoring games.

The last time the Narendra Modi Stadium held an ODI was in 2014. In the match, India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets. They pursued 275, with Ambati Rayudu at the helm of the pursuit. He scored 121 off 118 balls and was unbeaten. In the match, India was headed by Virat Kohli.

233 is the average score (last 10 ODIs played at this venue)

 

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What will be the Playing XIs for Team India?

In the absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul was made captain of the Indian team for the ODI series. However, Rohit is now totally healthy and will skipper India in the limited-overs series against the West Indies.

As we await the start of the ODI series against the West Indies on February 6th, let’s have a look at the best-predicted playing 11 for Team India.

The Official Indian Squad for the 2022 ODI Series against the West Indies

Batsmen:

  • KL Rahul,
  • Rishabh Pant (WK),
  • Rohit Sharma,
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad,
  • Shikhar Dhawan,
  • Shreyas Iyer,
  • Suryakumar Yadav &
  • Virat Kohli

All-rounders:

  • Deepak Chahar,
  • Deepak Hooda,
  • Shardul Thakur &
  • Washington Sundar

Bowlers:

  • Avesh Khan,
  • Kuldeep Yadav,
  • Mohammed Siraj,
  • Prasidh Krishna,
  • Ravi Bishnoi &
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

Coach: Rahul Dravid

Captain: Rohit Sharma

Vice-captain: KL Rahul

Playing XI 

  1. Rohit Sharma,
  2. Mayank Agarwal,
  3. Virat Kohli,
  4. Rishabh Pant,
  5. Suryakumar Yadav,
  6. Deepak Hooda,
  7. Deepak Chahar,
  8. Washington Sundar,
  9. Prasidh Krishna,
  10. Mohammed Siraj,
  11. Ravi Bishnoi.

 

What will be the Playing XIs for Team West Indies?

  1. Shai Hope (WK),
  2. Brandon King,
  3. Nicholas Pooran,
  4. Shamarh Brooks,
  5. Kieron Pollard (C),
  6. Jason Holder,
  7. Akeal Hosein,
  8. Fabian Allen,
  9. Alzaari Joseph,
  10. Romario Shepherd,
  11. Odean Smith

 

How will India win West Indies with Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy?

Rohit Sharma, India’s new full-time captain, will lead the team. After recuperating from a hamstring injury, he will make his comeback in the side. Due to his sister’s wedding, KL Rahul, who is the white-ball vice-captain, will miss the first ODI.

For those who don’t aware, COVID-19 has been detected in seven members of the Indian contingent, including four players. Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, and Navdeep Saini are the four players. Ishan Kishan and Mayank Agarwal were recently added to the BCCI’s ODI team, with the former set to start the batting alongside Rohit Sharma in the opening ODI.

Kuldeep Yadav and Deepak Hooda are two major additions to the ODI team. Kuldeep Yadav hasn’t played competitive cricket in over a year. However, after India’s failure to take up wickets in the middle overs in South Africa, the management has resorted to him.

Deepak Hooda was also included on the list. Due to the absence of Shreyas Iyer for the opening ODI, Hooda might be inserted into the starting XI. Both Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, two of India’s most experienced pacers, have been rested for the series. M Siraj, Deepak Chahal, and Prasidh Krishna would split the fast bowling duties in their absence.

The West Indies, on the other hand, are anticipated to put up a tough battle against India. They have a very capable team at their disposal. There would also be no shortage of confidence, given that they just won a T20 series against England at home.

The West Indies have a strong batting lineup. The batting line-depth up’s would enable them to play with an aggressive attitude. Shai Hope and Brandon King will continue to begin the batting order, while Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, and others will bat in the middle. In the most recent ODI series against Ireland, the latter was outstanding with the bat.

It remains to be seen whether he can replicate such form against India. West Indies have a potent white-ball cricket team thanks to the presence of all-rounders like Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, and Romario Shepherd.

The West Indies’ inability to collect wickets early in the power play was one of the main reasons for their ODI series loss against Ireland. To address this issue, they’ve drafted Kemar Roach into the lineup.

In 2019, he last played an ODI for the West Indies against India. It’ll be intriguing to see if he can successfully return to the white-ball setup. Jason Holder, Odean Smith, and Romario Shepherd will split the fast bowling responsibilities with Roach.

Probable Score If India won the toss and choose to bat: 270 to 290

Probable score If West Indies won the toss and choose to bat: 230 to 250

This match’s most probably best batter: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli relishes facing the West Indies. He has faced the ‘Men in Maroon’ 38 times in 38 innings. Kohli has a batting average of 72.10 and has scored over 2000 runs. Kohli has also compiled an astounding 9 hundreds one-day internationals against the West Indies.

 

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