West Indies vs India 2023: WI vs IND 1st T20I Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details

West Indies vs India 2023: WI vs IND 1st T20I Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details
West Indies vs India 2023: WI vs IND 1st T20I Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details

West Indies vs India 2023: WI vs IND 1st T20I Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details

WI vs IND 1st T20I: India (IND) is set to face West Indies (WI) in the 1st T20I match of the India Tour of West Indies at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on August 3. Both teams have been in good form in this format, winning three of their last five matches. India, however, enters the tournament as the favorite.

In their recent encounter against New Zealand, India won the toss and chose to bat. Despite losing the early wicket of Ishan Kishan, Shubhman Gill’s aggressive batting set the tone for the innings. Supported by other players, Gill’s unbeaten century propelled India to a massive total of 234 runs. New Zealand, in response, struggled to chase down the target and were bowled out for a mere 66 runs, resulting in India’s commanding victory by 168 runs.

West Indies, on the other hand, faced South Africa in their last match. After winning the toss, South Africa opted to field. West Indies had a strong start and set a formidable total of 220 runs on the board, thanks to Nicholas Pooran and Romario Shepherd’s quickfire innings. Although South Africa had a promising start in their run chase, West Indies managed to take crucial wickets at the right moments and secured a close victory by seven runs.

Pitch and conditions

The pitch at the Brian Lara Stadium offers an even balance between batting and bowling. The ball swings well at the beginning of the innings and may reverse swing towards the end. Batsmen will need to be cautious and adapt their shots accordingly. Typically, teams winning the toss opt to bowl first, and the average first innings total on this pitch is around 137.

Probable Playing XI For WI vs IND 1st T20I

West Indies

Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd.

India

Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan.

IND vs WI T20I Head-to-Head Stats

Matches Played: 25

Won by India: 17

Won by West Indies: 7

No Result: 1

WI vs IND Broadcast and Live Streaming Details

Match Timings: 08:00 PM IST

Live Broadcast: DD Sports

Live Streaming: JioCinema and FanCode

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