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WI vs IND 1st T20I Match Prediction- Who will win T20I match between West Indies vs India?

The pitch at Brian Lara Cricket Academy is known for its sluggish nature. Batters will find it hard to play their strokes while bowlers, especially spinners will have a key role to play.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 29 July 2022 10:30 am

Match Details

Date: 29 July 2022
Time: 8 PM IST
Venue: Brain Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, Trinidad
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview

India continued their dominance in the white-ball format as after thrashing England in ODIs and T20Is, the Men in Blue clean swept West Indies in the three-match ODI series. The Shikhar Dhawan-led team gave no chance to the Windies as they won all three matches with ease. Now, with the 50-overs games done and dusted, the action shifts to T20Is. India have their regular captain back in the hut while West Indies look to save themselves from humiliation. It is going to be an interesting game of cricket with both teams going full-throttle.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Brian Lara Cricket Academy is known for its sluggish nature. Batters will find it hard to play their strokes while bowlers, especially spinners will have a key role to play.

Team Analysis

India

After conquering the ODI series, Team India is brimming with confidence and the return of mainstays like Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant has further strengthened the team. The Men in Blue had a great outing in England where they defeated the Jos Buttler-led team 2-1 and will look to carry the same momentum against the Windies as well.

Hardik Pandya will be a key player for India considering his recent form. Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan looks all set to open with Rohit with KL Rahul ruled out. In bowling, Yuzvendra Chahal’s absence will be rued but India have plenty of options in the form of Jadeja, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav (availability subject to fitness).

SportsTiger Playing XI of India

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh

West Indies

West Indies have made a progress in terms of how they played against Bangladesh but they still have a lot to improve if they are to challenge India. There were some good batting performances in the ODI series with Shai Hope getting a century while Brandon Kings, Shamarh Brooks, and Pooran are also among the runs. The return of Shimron Hetmyer will strengthen the West Indies side but the bowlers will have to be more potent. In all the three ODIs, no West Indies bowlers looked threatening which are ominous signs for any team. Nonetheless, the hosts will look to put up a fight with the resources they have.

SportsTiger Playing XI of West Indies

Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh Jr., Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith

Match Prediction

Conclusion

India have a much stronger side as compared to the Windies and therefore, the Men in Blue will be the favorites to win the 1st T20I.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the author’s point of view. They neither reflect the opinion of SportsTiger nor advise anyone to make any prediction based on this. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same.

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