India Tour of West Indies 2022
WI vs IND ODI Series 2022: India eye whitewash, Windies aim strong show
India’s current ODI team is one of the best in the world, beating England 2-1 recently away from home. Oppositely, the West Indies ODI team is low on confidence at the moment after losing a home series 3-0 to Bangladesh this July. Needless to say, India are the overwhelming favourites to sweep the West Indies in the WI vs IND ODI Series 2022. However, the West Indian team is eager to put up a fighting display in the contest and gain confidence for future fixtures. The ODI series preview is discussed in this article. West Indies vs India 2022: ODI Series Preview All the matches in the WI vs IND ODI series 2022 will take place at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago. The matches will be held on July 22, 24, and 27 respectively. All of the games are slated to begin at 7.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). India have played plenty of ODIs at the Queen's Park Oval. They have won eleven out of twenty-one matches at this venue. Oppositely, West Indies have won twenty-five matches out of fifty-seven matches they have played so far at this ground. Windies vs India overall ODI record (as on July 21, 2022) Matches Windies Win India Win Tied No Result 136 63 67 2 4 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ West Indies The West Indies recently suffered a home ODI series loss to Bangladesh after losing to India last February. Thus, the Caribbean team has little reason for optimism over the three-match ODI series against India that gets underway on Friday. This Windies limited-overs setup is seeking a new beginning under the leadership of Nicholas Pooran. The West Indies team will be happy to see that their efforts are making substantial progress. The confidence of the players will increase if they manage to win at least one game in the series. Besides, some of India’s regular members will miss the contest, and the Windies will try to take advantage of it. Probable Playing XI Top-Order: Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Middle-Order: Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (captain & wicket-keeper), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Keemo Paul, Lower-Order: Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie India In their series against the West Indies, the Indian squad will be without five important players: regular captain Rohit Sharma, experienced player Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Rishabh Pant. However, even a quick glance at the Indian team reveals the strength of their backups. With this squad, India can contend with any team in the world. The Indian team management is now concerned about the formation of the playing XI. Who should be given a spot in the playing XI can be argued as everyone has a valid argument for being included in the team. However, the main goal is to beat the Windies by a margin of 3-0, regardless of who plays for the side. Probable Playing XI Top-order: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Middle-Order: Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Lower-Order: Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal Bottom Line This WI vs IND ODI series 2022 could not have attracted as much attention from fans if a full-strength Indian squad had competed. Everyone anticipates a strong battle between two sides given that some regular squad players, including captain Rohit Sharma have been rested for this series. Can Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team vanquish the Windies? Or will the Nicholas Pooran-led West Indies side upset the Indian team? The ODI series might be an exciting contest to witness if the home team performs at their highest level.
West Indies vs India Series 2022: Head-to-Head Stats and Full Fixtures
India’s white-ball teams are currently visiting the West Indies to play a 3-match ODI series and a 5-match T20I series. The West Indies vs India Series 2022 will kick off with the ODI format series, starting on July 22. The Twenty20 International series will start on July 29 with two matches being held in the United States of America. Rohit Sharma has yet to lose a series after being appointed as the permanent captain of the Indian national side. On the other hand, the Nicholas Pooran-led West Indian team will try to be rejuvenated in order to shock a strong Indian team. Let’s take a look at the head-to-head records and full fixtures of India’s tour of the West Indies in 2022. 2022 West Indies vs India: ODI and T20I Series Fixtures India will play all of their matches in the ODI series in the Caribbean Islands. However, they will travel to the USA to play the final two Twenty20 Internationals of the 5-match series. The first three T20Is will be held in the West Indies. Here are the complete ODI and T20I fixtures of the West Indies vs India Series 2022. WI vs IND ODI Series 2022 Fixtures 1st ODI: July 22 | Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago | Start Time: 7.30 p.m. (BST) 2nd ODI: July 24 | Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago | Start Time: 7.30 p.m. (BST) 3rd ODI: July 27 | Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago | Start Time: 7.30 p.m. (BST) Read ICC Test Championship: Bangladesh likely to play 34 Tests in next two editions WI vs IND T20I Series 2022 Fixtures 1st T20I: July 29 | Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago | Start Time: 8.30 p.m. (BST) 2nd T20I: August 1 | Venue: Warner Park, St. Kitts and Nevis | Start Time: 8.30 p.m. (BST) 3rd T20I: August 2 | Venue: Warner Park, St. Kitts and Nevis | Start Time: 8.30 p.m. (BST) 4th T20I: August 6 | Venue: Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill | Start Time: 8.30 p.m. (BST) 5th T20I: August 7 | Venue: Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill | Start Time: 8.30 p.m. (BST) India vs West Indies H2H: ODI and T20I Stats In the 1979 World Cup, India and West Indies faced each other for the first time in the ODI format. The Caribbean side won that contest quite comprehensively by 9 wickets. Since then, both teams have met each other 136 times. India’s recent record over the West Indies has been very impressive as they have won eight and lost only one match in ten meetings since the 2019 World Cup. India have dominated the West Indies in T20 cricket in recent years. The Indian Twenty20 International team has an edge over the Caribbean team in their head-to-head duel. Read Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Series 2022: Full Fixtures and Head-to-Head Records West Indies vs India: Head-to-Head Records in ODIs and T20Is (as on July 19, 2022) Format Match West Indies Win India Win No Result/ Tie ODI 136 63 67 4 (no result) and 2 (tie) T20I 20 6 13 1 (no result) Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Bottom Line India's white-ball teams are by far the favorites to win the West Indies vs India Series 2022 in both the ODI and T20I formats given their present form and strength. On the other hand, the West Indies will try to outperform in the Twenty20 format series and take revenge for their 3-0 series loss to India last February. However, the West Indies ODI team’s performances in recent years have been below par. They suffered a 3-0 whitewash against Bangladesh in their most recent home series. Therefore, the Caribbean team will need to perform exceptionally well if they want to defeat a strong team like India. Read England vs South Africa Series 2022: Full Fixtures, H2H Records