Team India reached West Indies for a 3-match ODI series, followed by a 5-match T20I series. The ODI series is scheduled to be played at the Port of Spain, Trinidad while the T20I series will be played at three different venues. For the change, Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the Indian ODI side while Nicholas Pooran will lead the West Indies squad.
Recently, India won the 3-match ODI series against England in England. On the other hand, West Indies suffered a clean sweep in the three-match series at home. India will be playing with a second-string squad, and the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah will be missing the series. However, there are a few players like Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and skipper Shikhar Dhawan, who will be confident of their abilities after a win in the ODI series against England.
India is currently standing third on the ICC Men’s ODI rankings while West Indies is placed ninth on the list. India and West Indies have locked horns with each other in 136 ODIs so far. Out of these 136 games, India has won 67 whereas West Indies have come out victorious on 63 occasions. 4 matches ended without a result. Another good series is anticipated between these two sides.
With Jason Holder back in the squad, he will be expected to make a comeback to the playing XI in place of Keemo Paul who had a hamstring injury during the final ODI against Bangladesh. Although Paul has recovered, he might be given an extended rest. West Indies could also bring in Kyle Mayers in place of Keacy Carty.
Probable XI: Shai Hope, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph
Shikhar Dhawan and Rahul Dravid have a few selection headaches when it comes to their playing XI. Ishan Kishan will be coming out to open alongside the Indian stand-in captain at the top while they also have Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill among the opening options. The in-form Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, and Shreyas Iyer are likely to handle the middle-order responsibilities, with Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur as the all-rounders. Prasidh and Siraj are likely to be the main pacers in the eleven.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Shai Hope, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Nicholas Pooran, Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Hooda (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Holder (vc), Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Yuzvendra Chahal
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Shai Hope, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shamarh Brooks, Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Kyle Mayers, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Yuzvendra Chahal (vc)