Cricket Match Information:
India vs West Indies T20 cricket game will be the first game of the three-match T20 cricket series. This cricket series will be followed by the three-match ODI cricket series. India had played the T20 cricket series in West Indies earlier this year and won the series by 3-0 margin. West Indies are currently the defending champions of the format and will be going into the T20 World Cup next year to defend the title. Our prediction expert reckons India will go into this cricket game as favourites but not by much.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 7:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 06.12.2019
- Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
- Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 26 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: India
- Team B: West Indies
- Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
- Team B Captain: Keiron Pollard
India are going to be led by skipper Virat Kohli in this cricket series. India are a side in transition in the shortest format of the game. After winning the T20 series against West Indies in West Indies, they could not win the series back home against South Africa.
India have included Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami in the T20 format. The likes of Krunal Pandya, Navdeep Saini and Shikhar Dhawan will not be part of the team because of different reasons. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar as two pacers.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Rohit Sharma
- KL Rahul
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Shivam Dube
- Washington Sundar
- Deepak Chahar
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Kuldeep Yadav
West Indies are going to be led by Keiron Pollard in the T20 series. He has recently replaced Jason Holder as the captain in the limited overs format.
West Indies were recently defeated by Afghanistan in the T20 cricket series. After winning the first cricket game, West Indies lost the next two cricket games. Being the defending champions, West Indies would like to win this series to show their strength to the world cricket. Otherwise, their stake in the next World Cup is going to be very weak.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game against Afghanistan.
Here is our prediction of West Indies’ playing XI:
- Lendl Simmons
- Keiron Pollard
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Evin Lewis
- Jason Holder
- Nicholas Pooran
- Keemo Paul
- Sheldon Cottrell
- K Pierre
- Kesrick Williams
- Hayden Walsh Jr.
Expert Prediction: IND vs WI
India and West Indies are going to face-off each other in yet another T20 cricket series. India emerged victorious the last time these two sides played against each other. They clean swept West Indies by 3-0 margin and that was done with many young players in the lineup. In fact, in the last 5 games between the two sides, India have emerged victorious every time.
West Indies are trying new combinations in the shortest format of the game. They have begun giving chances to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) performers. The likes of Hayden Walsh, Brandon King and Kesrick Williams have been rewarded for consistent performances in the CPL.
India too have begun looking at the future and specifically at the World T20 next year in Australia. After giving opportunities to the likes of Krunal Pandya, India have decided to bring back the chinaman bowler, Kuldeep Yadav in the team. This will reunite Yuzvendra Chahal’s and Kuldeep Yadav’s pair after a brief hiatus post the World Cup.
This series is not going to be a walkover for Indian cricket team, especially after the way they played against South Africa in South Africa. The newer members of the team will have to do well immediately as there are many players knocking at the door of the Indian cricket team. Somebody like Sanju Samson was removed from the team without even playing a game of cricket.
Our prediction is of an Indian victory at the start of the series. West Indies have spent a lot of time in India recently, but facing an India team is going to be a different challenge from facing Afghanistan.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman – KL Rahul (IND), Evin Lewis (WI)
Top Bowler – Deepak Chahar (IND), Jason Holder (WI)
Most Sixes – KL Rahul (IND), Evin Lewis (WI)
Man of the Match – KL Rahul (IND)
Team Scores Batting first – India 180+, West Indies 160+
Our Official Partner Odds for India vs West Indies
India – 1.29
West Indies – 3.05
*odds may change anytime