Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of the India vs West Indies 1st ODI from the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. A high-scoring T20I series between India and West Indies concluded in Mumbai, with Virat Kohli & Co. securing a comfortable 67-run win to wrap-up the series 2-1. The focus now shifts to the 50-over format, where India are placed second in the ICC Rankings while Windies are positioned at a paltry ninth.
IND vs WI, 1st ODI 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sport NZ, Sky Sports Cricket, SuperSport, Fox Sports, Astro Cricket HD, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Now TV, Sky Go
IND vs WI Toss Prediction
With dew expected to settle in during the second period of play, the toss-winning team may opt to bowl first in this match.
IND vs WI Weather Report
A bit of cloud cover is expected on match day. However, no rain has been forecast and we should have a full game.
IND vs WI Pitch Condition
The wicket at the MA Chidambaram Stadium has generally favored the batsmen more especially during the first-half of a match. Spinners will play a big role in the middle overs.
IND Team News
The Indian selectors will have to choose between Manish Pandey and all-rounder Kedar Jadhav as one of the team’s middle-order batsmen. It will also be interesting to see whether captain Kohli decides to play both the wrist-spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal – or pick seam-bowling all-rounder Shivam Dube in place of one of them.
IND Key Players
India’s top three – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are the big guns in the batting line-up. Kohli was the leading run-getter in the preceding T20I series and he has an impressive ODI average of 76.64 against the West Indies. Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the main threats with the ball. Chahal is likely to trouble the West Indian batsmen the most as the pitch is expected to assist the spinners more.
IND Recent Form
India have shown impressive form in the game’s fifty-over format in recent times and have won nine of their last eleven completed matches. They have played just one ODI series since their semi-final loss at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England; a three-match series in the West Indies where they won 2-0.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Sunil Ambris, Evin Lewis/Brandon King, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh