The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and the West Indies is scheduled to be played on February 6 (Sunday). Before the match, there has been a stir in Team India after getting cases of players testing positive for Covid-19. Two openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rituraj Gaikwad have turned out to be positive for the virus. According to media reports, Ishan Kishan has also been included after Mayank Agarwal as a backup for the series by the BCCI.
KL Rahul has been selected for the ODI series, but he will be missing the first ODI. In such a situation, who will open with Rohit is the biggest question. In the absence of Dhawan and Gaikwad, now Mayank or Ishan Kishan can open. On Thursday (February 3), the Indian team practiced for the first time in Ahmedabad for the series. During this, the entire team was present except the members found infected.
Ishan Kishan has been selected in Team India for the T20I series against West Indies. The reasons for this are already in the bio-bubble. He has now been included in the ODI team as well. He has played two ODI matches for India. During this, 60 runs have been scored at an average of 30. He has played a half-century innings. Kishan has experience playing five T20 matches for India. He has amassed 113 runs at an average of 28.25.
As far as Mayank Agarwal is concerned, he is also undergoing quarantine for three days after joining the team. He has played five ODIs for India so far. During this, he has scored 86 runs at an average of 17.20. His highest score is 32 runs. He played his last ODI on 29 November 2020 against Australia in Sydney.
Team India will play a three-match ODI series against West Indies at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The first ODI will be held on February 6, the second on February 9 and 11. After this, both the teams will be moving to Kolkata. There, three T20 matches will be played between the two teams at the Eden Gardens. The three matches will be held on February 16, 18, and 20.