Shikhar Dhawan to lead as we look at the 2022 West Indies vs India 1st ODI best predicted playing 11 for both the teams.
After a successful ODI series conclusion over the England Cricket Team, Team India now move to another ODI assignment. This time, they face a slightly inferior, albeit with a B team. With India’s first-choice captain Rohit Sharma rested for the tour, Shikhar Dhawan shall be leading the side.
Apart from Rohit Sharma, the ODI series vs West Indies shall see India without a lot of key players. As many as five more top players have been rested and two are still in recovery. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested. Whereas KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav are still recovering from injuries.
With so many key players not present, India would be fielding a completely new side from the one that played against the England team. So, what could be the best predicted playing 11 for both teams for the 2022 India vs West Indies 1st ODI? Let’s find out in this article. Before that, let’s also look at the ket match details and India’s official squad.
West Indies vs India 2022 – Official ODI Series Squad Players List for Team India:
Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill & Suryakumar Yadav
Wks: Ishan Kishan & Sanju Samson
All-rounders: Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda & Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur & Yuzvendra Chahal
Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Shikhar Dhawan // V.Captain: Ravindra Jadeja
Tournament: India Tour of West Indies 2022
Type: ODI Series – 1st ODI
Where: Port of Spain
When: July 22, 7 pm IST
Key Historical Stats – West Indies vs India ODIs
Played: 136 // India Won: 67 // West Indies Won: 63 // D/NR: 6
418/5 – Highest Team Total by India
100/10 – Lowest Team Total by India
2261 – Most Runs by Virat Kohli
219 – Highest Individual Score by Virender Sehwag
44 – Most Wickets by Courtney Walsh
6/12 – Best Bowling Spell by Anil Kumble
Playing 11 for Both Teams:
The absence of Rohit Sharma should prompt India to play backup opener Ishan Kishan alongside another southpaw Shikhar Dhawan. India also have Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill as openers, but most-likely, they will have to wait for their turn until the 3rd ODI.
The selection of the middle-order should be interesting for Team India. Sanju Samson fans are shouting from the corner to have him play. Honestly, even after doing well recently, Sanju has been a touch unlucky to miss out on the squad on a lot of occasions owing to stiff competition.
So, as unfortunate as it may sound, Sanju will also have to wait for his chances for this series. The likes of Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Hooda have been waiting to play the ODIs, and these two should feature alongside SKY in the middle order. However, the only way Sanju can play is if India decide to play 7 batters including Jadeja at 7.
For the all-rounder position, India have selected two left-arm all-rounders, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja. But is unlikely that India would field both these players together. With Jadeja playing the vice-captaincy role, India would want him to bat more. So, him playing at 6 and a decent all-rounder Shardul Thakur at 7 seems a good move.
The bowling department should see India selecting three pacers and one front-line spinner. This includes the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, and Arshdeep Singh as pacers. Whereas the spin department shall be handled by the sole spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal.
West Indies vs India 2022: 1st ODI Predicted Playing 11 for Team India
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh & Yuzvendra Chahal
For West Indies, they shall mostly play the same side that played against Bangladesh; except for 1 change. Having included Jason Holder in the squad, the tall all-rounder should replace Keemo Paul. He should play at number 7 with the rest of the line-up remaining the same.
West Indies vs India 2022: 1st ODI Predicted Playing 11 for West Indies
Shai Hope, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hossain, Romario Shephard, Gudakesh Motie & Alzarri Joseph
Best Fantasy XI Prediction for West Indies vs India 2022 – 1st ODI
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav & Shai Hope
Wks: Nicholas Pooran & Ishan Kishan
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja & Jason Holder
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Gudakesh Motie & Prasidh Krishna
CVC Choice: Shikhar Dhawan & Yuzvendra Chahal.
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