India will take on West Indies in the first game of a three-match ODI series starting February 6. All the one-day internationals will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India will be led by Rohit Sharma for the first time after becoming the permanent limited-overs skipper.
The hosts suffered a huge setback when Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Navdeep Saini tested positive for COVID-19. Ishan Kishan and Mayank Agarwal were added to the squad.
West Indies will be led by Kieron Pollard and the team is high on confidence, having defeated England 3-2 in the recently concluded T20I series.
Match: IND vs WI, 1st ODI
Date & Time: February 6, 2022, Sunday; 01:30 PM IST.
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
The pitch is good for the batting as the ball comes nicely onto the bat. The batters can go for the strokes, while bowlers will have to maintain a right line and length.
The temperature is expected to remain between 13 and 31 degree Celsius. There is no chance of rain on the match day.
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Washington Sundar/Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith
The home conditions should favour the Men in Blue.
Prediction – India will win the game.
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