After whitewashing the West Indies team in ODI series by 3-0, team India is beaming with confidence. India seems to be on a golden run with winning their last three white ball series easily. The 5 T20I match series against West Indies will commence from July 29 with the first T20I match.
While 3 matches will be played in the West Indies, the last two matches shall be played in the US to boost the game in the country. Team India will have a lot of players returning to the squad after being rested for the ODI series. Rohit Sharma will be back as the skipper of the team while Kuldeep Yadav will make a comeback after injury. KL Rahul who has been infected with COVID will be missing the series.
WI vs India 2022 – Official T20 Series Squad Players List for Team India:
Rohit Sharma (C), I Kishan, KL Rahul*, Suryakumar Yadav, D Hooda, S Iyer, D Karthik, R Pant, H Pandya, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, R Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav*, B Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh
WI vs India 2022 – Official T20 Series Squad Players List for West Indies:
The West Indies squad yet to be announced. Stay tuned!
WI vs India 2022 – 1st T20 Match Details:
- Tournament: India Tour of West Indies 2022
- Type: T20 Series – 1st T20I
- Where: Tarouba
- When: July 29, 8 pm IST
WI vs India 2022 – 1st T20 Playing 11 for team India:
With KL Rahul out of contention due to COVID, team India need to find a suitable partner for Rohit Sharma to open. One option would be to go with the backup opener – Ishan Kishan.
On the other hand, team India can also try Rishabh Pant as the other opener like they did in the England series. He did well against England so it appears that Rahul Dravid will give Rishabh Pant more chances as the opener.
In the middle order, team India is having a lot of competition with so many contenders for each spot. With Virat Kohli not available, the no 3 position can go to Shreyas Iyer or Deepak Hooda with Suryakumar Yadav all set to be the number 4. Deepak Hooda seems to be getting an upper hand for the no 3 position with a strong show in recent matches.
In the other areas it would be interesting to see if team India will go ahead with 3 spinners & 3 fast bowlers of 2 spinners and 4 fast bowlers. For the allrounder role, team India will be looking for Hardik Pandya & Ravindra Jadeja to be at their best. Dinesh Karthik can be the designated slog overs specialist coming at no 6 ahead of Ravindra Jadeja.
In the bowling department, team India can go ahead with Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel & Bhuvneshwar Kumar. However, it would be difficult to miss Kuldeep yadav but since he is coming off from an injury so Bishnoi get a chance ahead.
West Indies vs India 2022: 1st T20I Predicted Playing 11 for Team India
Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Arshdeep Singh