Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Agarwal and Shardul Thakur did not get a place in India's XI
India succeeded in winning 9 series against West Indies in last 13 years
India-Windies have had 39 matches since 2006; Among them, Team India won 23, lost 10, lost 6
Dainik BhaskarDec 15, 2019, 01:12 PM IST Sports Desk. The first match of the 3 ODI series between India and West Indies will start in a while. The match is being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 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.
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.
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.