Ind vs. WI: Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, And Possible Playing11 Of Both Teams

As India and West Indies gear up for a thrilling ODI series on July 27 in Barbados, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate an engaging contest between these two formidable teams. While India rides high on their Test series victory, the West Indies squad, led by Shai Hope, seeks redemption and resurgence in the limited-overs format. With the first two ODIs scheduled in Barbados and the third in Trinidad, both teams aim to make their mark and set the stage for an exciting T20I series that follows.

West Indies’ recent failure to qualify for the ODI World Cup 2023 in India has served as a wake-up call for the team. Now, they look forward to this series as an opportunity to regroup and assert their prowess in the 50-over format. Including players like Shimron Hetmyer and Oshane Thomas highlights the team’s intent to strengthen their lineup and put forth a formidable challenge to India. While stalwarts like Andre Russell and Sunil Narine miss out, the young and talented squad under Shai Hope’s leadership aims to prove their mettle against the mighty Indian side.

Led by Rohit Sharma, India brings a full-strength squad to the ODI series. The batting lineup boasts the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, and Hardik Pandya, forming a formidable core. India’s batting and bowling departments look well-balanced, with Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja as the all-rounders.

India’s bowling attack will be spearheaded by the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat, Mukesh Kumar, Shardul Thakur, and the spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. This versatile and skillful bowling lineup poses a considerable challenge to the West Indies batsmen.

The first ODI in Barbados is set to start at 9.30 am local time, with generally clear skies and temperatures around 31 degrees in the daytime. Late-night showers are expected, with the temperature dropping to 27 degrees at night. If the weather holds up, a full game can be anticipated.

The pitch in Barbados has witnessed a relatively even contest between bat and ball, with both teams having an equal chance of success batting first or chasing. The average first innings score of around 230 indicates that this venue is conducive to competitive cricket.

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India holds the upper hand in head-to-head encounters, winning 70 out of 139 ODIs against the West Indies. However, the Caribbean side will look to draw inspiration from their performances in the past and aim to level the playing field. In their last ODI series, India defeated West Indies 3-0, but this time, the Windies have a fresh perspective and renewed determination.

India’s Probable Playing XI:- Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, M Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat/Umran Malik

West-Indies Probable Playing XI:- B King, Kyle Mayers, S Hope, S Hetmyer, K Carty/A Athanaze, R Powell, R Shepherd, D Drakes, A Joseph, G Motie/K Sinclair, J Seales/K Sinclair

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