Shikhar Dhawan: We wanted to bat second, the wicket is sticky and rain is around but we are okay with this. I am a very cool captain and hope to keep the energy up. Take good decisions and keep the process strong. The bench strength is complementary to domestic and IPL cricket. This is a great opportunity to showcase talent, show fight, and win the series. Surya, Shreyas, and Samson are all good. Even myself (laughs). We get support here, from abroad and locals which is good.
Nicholas Pooran: Just due to the weather and start time. We will look to use the conditions. Happy to win the toss, think the guys will be happy. Happy to be at my home ground. We spoke about batting through the innings and building partnerships. We will try our best to improve. Jason Holder has Covid, Mayers is back from injury and will feature today. The rest are the same as the Bangladesh series.
India vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights today, Friday 22-7-2022. 1st ODI, India tour of West Indies from Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
(Last five completed matches; most recent first)
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Pooran won the toss and India will bat first.
India team: Dhawan (capt), Gill, Iyer, Yadav, Samson (wk), Hooda, Axar, Thakur, Chahal, Siraj, Prasidh.
West Indies team: Hope (wk), King, Brooks, Pooran (capt), Powell, Hosein, Shepherd, Mayers, Motie, Joseph, Seales.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 136
India Won: 67
West Indies Won: 63
Match Timings: 13:30 GMT | 09:30 Local
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Leslie Reifer
TV Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Duguid
Match number – ODI no. 4436