India-Windies have had 39 matches since 2006; Among them, Team India won 23, lost 10, lost 6
India beat West Indies in 3 out of 4 matches at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Team India's 50% success rate against the West Indies; Won 62 ODIs out of 130, lost in as many matches
The match will air on Star Sports Network from 1:30 pm
Dainik BhaskarDec 15, 2019, 08:54 AM IST Sports Desk. The first match of the 3 ODIs series between India and West Indies will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai today. There have been 9 series between India and Windies in the last 13 years. All Team India won. Since 2006, there have been 39 matches between the two countries. In these, Team India won 23, lost 10. While 6 matches were inconclusive. In August this year, India defeated the Windies 2–0 in their home. Recently, Team India beat the West Indies 2–1 in the T20 series.
Before the start of the series, the Indian team has suffered two big setbacks. Opener Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar have already been ruled out of the series due to injury. Mayank Agarwal replaced Dhawan and Shardul Thakur was replaced in the squad in place of Bhubaneswar. All-rounder Shivam Dubey can make his debut in this match. He has so far scored 64 runs in 6 T20s and taken 3 wickets.
Kohli can feed three spinners on the pitch of the Chindarbam Stadium, the spinners are expected to help. In this way, captain Virat Kohli can play Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in the team, besides left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja. At the same time, Mohammad Shami and Deepak Chahar can start with the new ball. At the same time, the fast bowling of the Windies team will be handled by Sheldon Cottrell and former captain Jason Holder, while the spin department will be handled by Hayden Walsh, Kheri Pierre and Roston Chase.
The West Indies would like to maintain the performance of the T20 series as the team is satisfied with its performance despite losing the T20 series 2-1. Windies assistant coach Roddy Estwick said his team was happy with the T20's performance. Now we want to maintain the same rhythm in the ODI series. According to Roddy, his batsmen should focus more on rotating strikes, as this strategy was very successful in the series against Afghanistan.
The pitch report and weather are expected to be cloudy in the sky. The temperature will be around 24 ° C. This pitch will be helpful for fast bowlers. It will also be easy to bat here. Both teams will want to bat first. India beat West Indies in 3 out of 4 matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The team batting first has won 13 times in a total of 21 matches of 50 overs at this ground. While the team chasing the run was successful 7 times.
There have been 130 matches between India-West Indies head to head India and West Indies so far. In these, Team India won 62 matches, while in the same match it has lost. 6 matches were inconclusive. India defeated the Windies by 6 wickets in the ODI played in Port of Spain in August this year. At the same time, India has won 17 of the total 25 ODIs so far in 2019, while 7 have lost. The West Indies have won 9 out of 25 matches during this period, while 13 have lost.
Indian team: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dubey, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami , Shardul Thakur.
West Indies Team: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Kheri Pierre, Roston Chase, Aljari Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Chemo Paul and Hayden Walsh Junior.