India vs West Indies 2019: 1st T20I, Hyderabad – India’s Predicted Playing XI; After an incredible home series against Bangladesh, the Indian National Cricket Team all set to take on the West Indies Cricket Team in 3-match T20I series. The first of the 3-match series set to be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on December 6th.
India enters into the game with an extra boost of Virat Kohli, who was absent for the previous T20I series against Bangladesh. The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami also made their way into the side. As there are changes to the squad, we have figured the predicted playing XI of India for the first T20I game against West Indies.
India’s Predicted Playing XI:
1. Rohit Sharma –
The vice-captain didn’t make an impact when India toured West Indies after the World Cup. However, this time, he would like to make the most of the opportunity, especially in Indian conditions. Currently, he is in brilliant form as well.
2. KL Rahul:
The series against the West Indies is the golden opportunity for the right-handed batsman. In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul will open the innings to prove his worth for the team. His performance will be crucial for India.
3. Virat Kohli:
Indian team management would like to ask Virat Kohli continue in the same position. He got a brilliant record against West Indies and would like to improve the numbers in the shorter format of the game. A lot will depend on his batting performance for India.
4. Shreyas Iyer:
He is in the form of his life. Shreyas Iyer scoring runs consistently to cement his position at number 4 slot. He will once again be the centre of attraction during the first T20I at Hyderabad. Besides his batting, he is trying out his leg-spin as well.
5. Rishabh Pant:
This lad is walking on the piece of thin ice. The flamboyant batsman needs to deliver at any cost for the team to make things fall in place. With Sanju Samson waiting in his wings, Rishabh Pant needs to make sure of his position by scoring runs against West Indies.
6. Shivam Dube:
The all-rounder was brilliant for India in the final game against Bangladesh. He would like to repeat the heroics for India against West Indies. His big-hitting skills will be tested during the series against West Indies. The lanky all-rounder already received the applause from the team management.
7. Ravindra Jadeja:
The replacement of Krunal Pandya might straightway get the opportunity in the team. He is in a scintillating form with the bat and the ball. And also, Jadeja had always been a match-winner and a pretty useful option for the skipper whenever the team is in need.
8. Yuzvendra Chahal:
The leg-spinner showed his worth in the series against Bangladesh. He would like to repeat his performance for India in the series against West Indies as well. It would be interesting to see how he faces the big hitters of the West Indies. His performance will be key for India.
9. Deepak Chahar:
The fast bowler proved his worth for the team in the series against Bangladesh. He is heading into the series on the back of a Man of the series performance at the highest level. Deepak Chahar will be a sure shot player to feature in the playing XI.
10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar:
The right-handed swing master is back in the team after recovering completely from his niggles. The flamboyant cricketer will be a centre of attraction, as he is aware of the Hyderabad conditions better than any other cricketer in the team.
11. Mohammed Shami:
It had been a fruitful year for Mohammed Shami in international cricket. The flamboyant cricketer proved he is the best in the business with his incredible skills with the ball. After his success in Test form of the game, Shami is looking to perform well in the shortest form of the game.