We can almost be sure of what to expect from this ODI series as West Indies hosts India, and the former almost having lost the recipe for winning matches. They only managed 2 wins in 9 games at the ICC 2019 World Cup and then lost 3-0 to India in the recent T20 series. Now, the teams play 3 ODIs before we move on to the 2-match Test series.
Once again, the series will be about India testing its bench strength with most of their senior players being rested. As for West Indies, expect them to play their best team always, as winning is key for them. Keep reading for our Nostragamus (sign-up with “READSCOOPS” for Rs.100 FREE) fantasy tips and predictions of the WI vs IND 1st ODI…
- Tournament: India tour of West Indies 2019.
- Date: 8th August 2019, 7:00pm IST
- Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana.
- Capacity: 15,000+
- Series status: First game of the 3-match series.
Form (recent first)
- WI: W L L L L
- IND: L W W L W
- West Indies won 7 of their 15 previous ODIs here.
- Shimron Hetmyer – 177 runs in 2 games here.
- Jason Holder – 10 wickets in 9 games here.
- India will be playing their first ODI here.
The hosts will have batting issues right at the top. Chris Gayle is an automatic choice in the team but he won’t be a part of my fantasy team as he hasn’t done well against India in recent years, with an overall ODI average of 32 against them. There will be a dilemma over the opening partner of either John Campbell or Evin Lewis, the latter having scores of 0, 0, 10 in the three T20s. We expect them to show continued faith in Lewis.
One must-pick player in your fantasy side is Jason Holder, who has led the side well and he produces the right efforts with bat and ball both. All-rounders always get you the most points in fantasy cricket and that’s why I’ll also be picking Roston Chase, who picked 6 wickets and had a best score of 84 in 5 recent List A games against India A. The x-factor player with the bat could be Shimron Hetmyer.
India’s team might be tough to predict but we’re expecting the normal top three of Rohit, Shikhar and Kohli to play the 1st ODI. Virat Kohli had two failures and then hit a fifty in the 3rd T20 and he’s one of my first Nostragamus (sign-up with “READSCOOPS” for Rs.100 FREE) fantasy picks for this game. In all ODI history between these two sides, Kohli is the highest run-getter with 1,912 runs in 33 innings, averaging 70+ with the bat.
Ravindra Jadeja’s performance in the World Cup semi-final means he will be a vital part of the team here and he’s a must-pick in your fantasy team. India’s number 5 position is up for grabs with 3 players to choose from including Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer. Pandey would be my first choice but with Jadhav being in the original World Cup squad, he may get first preference. Similarly, wait for the toss as the bowlers spots are also up for grabs!
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