India vs West Indies First T20I: Match Preview, Predicted XI, Prediction, Where to Watch
After registering victory over the visitors Bangladesh in the both T20I and Test series, the hosts India will head to play three-match T20I series and ODI series against West Indies. First, India will play the T20I series starting from 6th December in Hyderabad. The Indian team will look to continue their victory ride in home series.
Date: 6th December 2019
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Kuldeep and Chahal back in the squad
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are back together in the T20I squad after a long time. Chahal got the chance in T20I playing XI against Bangladesh in last November after previously played a T20I match in February 2019. Kuldeep also last played a T20I in February against New Zealand. The duo is getting together after a long time and will be seen in the action against West Indies in the T20I series.
Kieron Pollard will head West Indies
Kieron Pollard will continue to head the Caribbean team in India while his deputy Nicholas Pooran will not play the first T20I match because of the ban as he was found tempering the ball in the field against Afghanistan.
West Indies and India will play second time the T20I and ODI series this year. Earlier, India toured the Caribbean land where the host was defeated across all the formats.
Head to Head
|Team||Total Matches||Won||Lost||Tied/No Result|
No rain is expected in Hyderabad but dew will affect the first T20I match.
The wicket in Rajiv Gandhi is flat and is considered to be batting friendly. The teams can set big scores in this pitch while the spinners will get more assistant with the field.
India’s Predicted XI
|Rohit Sharma||Opening Batsman|
|KL Rahul||Opening Batsman|
|Virat Kohli (c)||Batsman|
West Indies Predicted XI
In August, when India toured West Indies, the host was badly defeated across all the formats. The Caribbean team was weak in all the departments to defeat India. The figures between the two teams also state the same.
West Indies team is no more the same team which won the trophy of last T20 World Cup in 2016. In fact, after June 2016, West Indies’ T20I winning rate has gone down to 30.77, just better than Zimbabwe whereas India’s winning rate at the same time is 63.83. To defeat the Men in Blue in the home is a more difficult task for Windies.
Where To Watch
TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD
Time– 7 PM IST
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