India vs West Indies ODI Series 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.