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India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI

  Match Date: 15th December, Sunday
  Match Timing: 13:00 PM IST
  Expected Crowd Turnout: 17,000
  Match Venue: Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Team India will welcome West Indies for the first of the three-match ODI series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After winning the T20 series 2-1 against the T20 World Champions, Virat Kohli & Co. will look to end 2019 on a high by winning the ODI series as well. 

India has won the last nine bilateral ODI series against West Indies and will want to continue to dominate the West Indies. On the other hand, the Men in Maroon will look towards the few promises they showed in the T20 series and pull off a surprise to end the year. 

 India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI

Key Players in form IND – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar, M Shami

WI – Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard

Weather Conditions 28°C, 72% humidity, 13 km/hr. Clouds. 
Toss Advantage Winning the toss would be crucial. Both Kohli and Pollard will look to win the toss and elect to bat first as the match progress, spinners will be able to dominate the game. Teams that have batted first have won 13 of the 21 matches played here in ODIs.
Pitch Conditions The pitch in Chennai usually turns in favours of the spinners. As the match progress, spinners will get more out of the pitch, 
Venue Stats Highest total: 337/7 (50 Ov) by ASIAXI vs AFRICA XI

Highest Total in Last 5 years: 281/7 vs Australia (2017)

Average Score at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in ODIs: 244

Injury Updates IND- India will be without the services of the injured Shikhar Dhawan Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

WI- West Indies have travelled to India without their swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle, who has sought some time out from international cricket. WI will also wait till the last moment for Evan Lewis to be fit 

Head-to-Head India 62-62 West Indies (No result= 2)
Form India    W W W L W(Most recent last)

West Indies –  L L L W L (Most recent last)

Squads India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

West Indies: Kieron Pollard (captain), Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Khary Pierre, Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Impact Players Rohit Sharma, Kiron Pollard

Fantasy Cricket Tips for today’s cricket match: IND vs WI

The Chepauk has recorded an average score of 244 in ODIs. Spinners will be crucial in this match. The ideal choice for both the captains will be to bat first as spinners will be able to get more from the pitch as time passes by. Out of the 21 matches played, 13 have won by teams batting first. This shows the importance of winning the toss!!

Indian openers have been in hard-hitting form. The third T20 was proof of it. KL Rahul will forward to open in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan. Virat Kohli scored 94 and 70 in the first and third T20. Expect another good knock from him. Rishabh Pant has been inconsistent with the bat.  He has scored 18, 33 and 0 in his last three matches.

Shreyas Iyer has performed well in ODIs of late and is a dependable choice for the number 4. Jadeja knows Chennai’s pitch well from his years of playing for CSK. Shivam Dube is also a good choice considering his form with the bat and can bowl as well.

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Coming to bowlers, both spinners Chahal and Kuldeep can play an influential role in turning the match towards India. In pacers, Shardul Thakur is called upon for injured Bhuvi. Like Jadeja, he has experience playing at the Chepauk from his time with CSK.

Deepak Chahar and Shami are also in good form. Chahar picked 3 wickets in the 3 T20s. Shami came in the third match and picked up two wickets. 

West Indies have a decent batting lineup as well. Opener Evan Lewis scored 40 in both first and second T20. He got injured in the third T20 and West Indies will hope he is fit to return in time. Shermyon Hetmyar has also shown consistent displays in the middle-order recently. 

His partnership with Pollard looked threating in the third T20 against India. With the ball, Hayden Walsh will look to continue on his promises and trouble Indian batsmen. Indian batsmen will also be wary of Sheldon Cortell. He took 3 wickets in the recently finished T20 series. 

Predicted Winner

Considering India’s recent record against West Indies, and the form of openers KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, the Men in Blue are the clear favourites. Further, Virat Kohli has a variety of spin options in Chahal, Yadav, Jadeja and Shivam Dube giving them a massive advantage on the Chennai pitch.

Predicted Winner: India

India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction Team 1

Shai Hope, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Evan Lewis, Virat Kohli, Sherman Hetymar, Kiron Pollard, Ravinder Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, M Shami, Y Chahal

India vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction Team 2

Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Keemo Paul, K Pollard, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sheldon Cottrell and Mohammed Shami. 

Manan Dharamshi
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