IND vs WI: Indian Playing XI for the first ODI against West Indies prediction

India will lock horns with West Indies in the three-match ODI series.

India is all set to tour West Indies for the full tour. The two teams will lock horns with each other in the two Tests, 3 ODIs and the five-match T20I series. The tour will kick start with a two-match Test series. The first game will be played from July 12th to 17th followed by the second and the final Test to be played from July 20th to 24th. The focus will then move towards the ODI series that is slated to be played from 27th July to August 1st. The five-match T20Is are scheduled to take place from 4th August to 13th August.

IND vs WI: Indian Playing XI for the first ODI against West Indies prediction

The three-match ODI series against West Indies will be crucial for India as it’ll be great preparation for India ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. The BCCI recently named the squad for the three-match series and the combination for the series will give an idea of about what will be on frey for the World Cup.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have been terrific as a pair in the ODIs since January this year. They have been scoring runs staggeringly well at the top and have been providing their team with solid starts. Therefore they are expected to open the innings in this tour as well.


Virat Kohli no doubt will be batting at No.3 but the question remains who will be there for them at No.4. With no KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant in the team, it’s likely that Sanju Samson will be given a longer rope. Suryakumar Yadav is expected to be slotted at No.5.

Hardik Pandya along with Ravindra Jadeja is expected to be the all-rounder in the team whereas Kuldeep Yadav is likely to support Jadeja in the spin department. Mohammed Siraj along with Umran Malik and Shardul Thakur are expected to be the three pacers.

Here’s the Indian XI for the first ODI:


Rohit Sharma (c)
Shubman Gill
Virat Kohli
Sanju Samson (wk)
Suryakumar Yadav
Hardik Pandya
Ravindra Jadeja
Shardul Thakur
Kuldeep Yadav
Mohammed Siraj
Umran Malik

IND vs WI: Indian Squad for the ODI series against West Indies

Here’s Indian Squad for the ODI series against West Indies

Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Shardul Thakur, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.


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