India vs West Indies 1st ODI: When And Where To Watch, Team Preview And Venue

India will take on West Indies in the first ODI of the series on 6th February, Sunday. Moreover, a total of 3 ODIs and 3 t20s will be played in the series. The Indian team has just returned from South Africa after losing the series. Indian limited over skipper, Rohit Sharma confirmed that Ishan Kishan will be opening along with him in the first ODI.

Sharma said, “Mayank was added to the squad and he is still in isolation. He came (joined) late and we have some rules in place. If someone is traveling, we have to put them in (mandatory 3-day) quarantine. He has still not finished his quarantine, so Ishan will open the innings.”

Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan were tested positive for Covid-19, making way for Kishan to open the innings.

India vs West Indies 1st ODI: When And Where To Watch

This is going to be the 1000th ODI match for the Indian team. Unfortunately, there will be no fans to witness the historic match as confirmed by Saurav Ganguly. However, fans can enjoy the match from their TV sets or mobile phones.

The India vs West Indies will be streamed on Hotstar and Set India has the broadcasting rights. The first match will be live from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahemdabad, and will kick off at 01:30 PM IST.

All the three ODIs will be played in Ahemdabad. Later, the team will travel to Kolkata for the T20s.

ODI Rankings

  • India: 4
  • West Indies: 8

The Indian team will be out there to improve their ranking in ODIs as they’re 4th in the World Rankings. The series will also give a good kick start to the team, as they will be hosting Srilanka and South Africa next, before visiting England.

Virat Kohli will step onto the field as the number 2 ODI batsman in the world, followed by Rohit Sharma on 3rd. Shai Hope is the only West Indian batsman in the top 15, ranked at 11th. Jasprit Bumrah is ranked 7th among bowlers and the only bowler in the top 15 playing in the series.

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