IND vs WI Dream11 Match Prediction: In the West Indies tour of India 2019, we have Indian squaring off against West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Expect fireworks when two cricketing powerhouses in the shortest format of the game – India and West Indies will square off against each other in the first T20 game.
With ICC World T20 in-sights, the series is going to a significant one for both teams. Both sides would try and test the different combinations to get a clarity over the team formation in the mega-event next year.
West Indies Tour of India, 2019 – 1st T20
Date: 6th December 2019
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Time: 7:00 PM IST
The only T20I at this ground at this venue was abandoned due to rain – 13 October 2017
A competitive pitch with help for both batsmen and bowlers beckons in Hyderabad. While there will be some extra swing on offer for the seamers, spinners should also get some turn from the surface. 160 would be an ideal score on this surface although the firepower on either side would say otherwise.
The weather is clear for this game with a few clouds expected to make an appearance as well. With the temperature hovering around 21 degrees Celsius, dew and humidity will also play a part in the proceedings.
What time does the India vs West Indies 1st T20I match begin?
The India vs West Indies 1st T20I match will begin at 07:00 PM IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the India vs West Indies 1st T20I match?
The India vs West Indies 1st T20I match will telecast on Star Sports Network. The match will also be live-streamed on Hotstar.
Injuries: No injuries were reported from either side
Probable playing XI:
With Shikhar Dhawan injured, KL Rahul will open the batting with Rohit Sharma while Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer occupy the top order spots. Rishabh Pant should get the nod over Samson while Dube and Jadeja provide batting depth. Sundar and Chahal are the preferred spinners while Mohammed Shami could get the nod over Bhuvneshwar Kumar for this game. Deepak Chahar is one to watch out for with his previous outing for India being a highly successful one.
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, and Mohd Shami
West Indies is still to decide on their best combination. While Brandon King is likely to sit this game out for Simmons, Hetmyer will hold on to his place with Pooran still suspended. Ramdin is the other benefactor of Pooran’s suspension with the veteran occupying a place in the middle order alongside captain, Kieron Pollard. Fabian Allen should get the nod over Rutherford, owing to his left-arm spin while Sheldon Cottrell will be key to the West Indians as they seek a good start against the formidable Indians
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, and Hayden Walsh
1. Rohit Sharma
2. Kieron Pollard
3. Virat Kohli