India are playing West Indies in a three-game ODI series; this series follows on from their disappointing tour in South Africa where they lost both the ODI and test series. Despite having a disappointing series the men in blue are expected to ease past in this series. Both in the three-game ODI series and three-game T20 series; the hosts started with players such as; Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar; Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Prasidh Krishna. Furthermore players such as Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav; made the numbers in the bench.
The visitors, West Indies started the first ODI match with players such as; Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein and Kemar Roach. West Indies’ world-class bench had players such as; Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walshand, and Nkrumah Bonner.
Following this ODI game, the next two matches will be played in the near future; the next match will be played the on 9th of February. Later the last ODI game of the series will be played on the 11th of February; after this game, the teams will play in the T20 series which starts on the 16th of February and extends until the 20th of February.
India beat West Indies in the first match of the ODI series!
India won the toss and elected to bowl first; Chahal was phenomenal as he took 4 wickets along with Sundar who took 3 wickets. West Indies were bowled out for a low total of 173 runs in 43 overs; the highest scorers for the side were Holder with 57 runs and Allen with 29 runs.
The hosts were able to win the match with 6 wickets as they chased the total in 28 overs; Captain Rohit Sharma added 60 runs along with Suryakumar Yadav who has added 34 runs! India just needs to win another match to seal the faith of the series!