West Indies vs India 2022, 1st T20I: Preview – Pitch Report, Probable XI & Match Prediction

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West Indies vs India 1st T20I Prediction

West Indies and India are set to lock horns in the T20 International (T20I) series, starting July 29 at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.

The visitors recently clean swept the Men in Maroon in a 3-match ODI leg and would be aiming to carry on the same momentum in the opening T20I.

On the other hand, the hosts would be looking to register their first victory in the ongoing white-ball battle against India.

Pitch report:

The track at this Brian Lara Stadium tends to be on a slower side as the average first innings score here is 141. The contest between West Indies and India is going to be the first international men’s fixture at this venue. The pitch is expected to improve as the game progresses so team winning the toss might look to field first.

Probable XIs:

West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Obed McCoy and Hayden Walsh jnr/Alzarri Joseph

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda/Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • West Indies wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-45
  • India total: 145-155

Case 2:

  • India wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 35-40
  • West Indies total: 135-145

Team batting second to win the contest.

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