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India vs West Indies, 1st ODI: Kensington Oval Pitch Report, Weather Update, Probable Playing XI, Head-to-head, Match Prediction, And More

The Indian cricket team is set to take on the West Indies in the first ODI of the India Tour of West Indies 2023 series. The first ODI match will be held on July 27, 2023, at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. The ODI series is a crucial preparation for Team India ahead of the upcoming World Cup later this year.

The India-West Indies ODI series contains three matches, each promising a hard-fought battle between two formidable cricketing nations. India’s recent performance in the test series was commendable, securing a 1-0 victory. The team will be looking to build on that success and gain momentum in the limited-overs format. With the World Cup on the horizon, every game becomes an opportunity for Indian players to fine-tune their skills and strategies.

On the other hand, the West Indies is in a different situation, having failed to qualify for the upcoming World Cup. However, the Caribbean side is known for its explosive brand of cricket and the ability to surprise any opponent on their day.

India vs West Indies 1st ODI Match Details

Match: West Indies vs India, 1st ODI
Series: India Tour Of West Indies 2023
Date: July 27, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

India vs West Indies, 1st ODI: Kensington Oval Pitch Report, Weather Update, Probable Playing XI, Head-to-head, Match Prediction, And More

Kensington Oval Pitch Report

The pitch at Kensington Oval is generally batsman-friendly, offering good pace and bounce for stroke-making. The wicket tends to be true, allowing for consistent bounce, which benefits the batsmen in playing their shots freely. It can also assist the spinners as the match progresses, especially in the latter part of the game. The spinners with good control and variations can find purchase and trouble the batsmen.

Kensington Oval ODI Stats
Matches Played 45
Matches Won Batting First 19 (42.22%)
Matches Won Batting Second 25 (55.56%)
Matches with No Result (or) Tied 1 (2.22%)
Average First Innings score 229
Average Second Innings score 199
Highest Team Total 364/4 (ENG)
Lowest Team Total 91/10 (IRE)

Kensington Oval Weather Update

Kensington Oval Weather Update - July 27, 2023

The weather is predicted to be partly cloudy on match day in Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. The temperature is expected to be around 31°C, with 78% humidity and a 26 km/h wind speed. There is a 20% chance of rain during the match.

India vs West Indies ODI Head-to-head Stats

Total Matches – 139
India Won – 70
West Indies Won – 63
Tied – 2
No Result – 4

India’s Probable Playing XI For 1st ODI Match

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.

West Indies Probable Playing XI For 1st ODI Match

Shai Hope (C), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair, Gudakesh Motie, Oshane Thomas.

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West Indies vs India, 1st ODI Match Probable Winner

Considering the recent form of both teams in ODI matches and their head-to-head statistics, India is the favourite to win the first test match.

India vs West Indies 1st ODI Match Live Telecast And Streaming Details

The India vs West Indies first ODI match will be broadcast live on DD Sports channels in India, while the JioCinema and FanCode apps will provide online game streaming.

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