West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings – Check Out

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: India vs West Indies 1st ODI LIVE: West Indies will face a big challenge as they…

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings - Check Out
West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings - Check Out

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: India vs West Indies 1st ODI LIVE: West Indies will face a big challenge as they go on to take on India in the upcoming ODI series in the Caribbeans. With India sending a relatively young squad, with seniors being rested, the Caribbean side will play to their full might, as they aim to upset the visitors. However, West Indies will have an opening conundrum with players like Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, and Kyle Mayers all eyeing the top 2 spots. Follow IND vs WI LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings – Check Out

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vWest Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings - Check Out
West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings – Check Out

The major concern for the West Indies side would be putting in an all-round batting and bowling performance against the Men in Blue. Earlier this year in February when the West Indies visited India, India comprehensively defeated the visitors. However, with a relatively young Indian squad, West Indies will fancy their chances against India.

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings – Check Out

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West Indies are likely to make any major changes in their playing XI with the team that took on Bangladesh last week. A surprise addition to the Caribbean squad would be the ever-dependable Jason Holder. With Nicholas Pooran leading the charge for West Indies, the hosts will however be in trouble of choosing their perfect opening pair.

In the past 3 ODI matches against Bangladesh, West Indies opted for three different opening pairs. The same against a dominating side like India can cause a huge problem. With West Indies eyeing a stable opening partnership, the India pace bowling lineup will be eager to scalp early wickets to damage the Caribbean side’s batting lineup.

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings – Check Out

West Indies Opening Conundrum:

  • West Indies have failed to build a strong opening p[artnership. Though the Caribbean side has 4-5 top-order batters, the search for the perfect opening pair has seen the Caribbean side experimenting with the openers.
  • In the recent 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh, West indies opted for three different opening pairs.
  • The top-order batting has been persistent trouble for the hosts.
  • In the recent three matches, West Indies openers have scored a partnership of 1, 27, and 9 runs respectively.
  • The weak opening combination will work wonders in favor of the Indian side.

West Indies Predicted XI vs India 1st ODI:

1. Shai Hope
2. Brandon King
3. Shamarh Brooks
4. Kyle Mayers
5. Nicholas Pooran (c and wk)
6. Rovman Powell
7. Jason Holder
8. Gudakesh Motie
9. Alzarri Joseph
10. Akeal Hosein
11. Keemo Paul

West Indies ODI Squad: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, and Jayden Seales 

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies OPENING PAIR Conundrum Continues, Hope and King likely to OPEN proceedings – Check Out

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