After surprising England on their home turf, team India is ready to take on West Indies for a white-ball series. The bilateral contest will kick start with three-match ODI series, followed by five-match T20Is. The first match of the fixture will be played on July 22 (Friday) and the visitors have appeared as favorites due to their recent performance.
Meanwhile, West Indies suffered a crushing defeat against Bangladesh and their newly appointed skipper Nicholas Pooran is hoping to put an impressive show against India. He has already admitted that the hosts are ready to take on quality team like India and send out a message across cricketing world. "Team India has several match-winners and their current form speaks volumes of their potential, but if we pull off this series it will convey strong message to everyone," Pooran said.
On the other hand, Indian selectors have rested the senior players and trusted Shikhar Dhawan to lead the squad. Ravindra Jadeja has been appointed as vice-captain. The likes of Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Arshdeep Singh and other youngsters will have a perfect opportunity to display their talent and strengthen their prospects in the squad.
Speaking of head-to-head contest, both the teams have faced each other in 136 ODIs and India has emerged victorious on 67 occasions, While, West Indies have won 63 games. Four matches ended without a result. The upcoming series will surely be another exciting contest between two teams. Let's narrow down the details regarding when and where to watch the 1st ODI in Trinidad.
Where can one watch the live broadcast of the 1st ODI?
DD Sports will live telecast the first ODI.
Where to tune in for Ball-by-Ball updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.
India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (C), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Keacy Carty, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales.