Cricket Prediction West Indies tour of India – One-sided clash in store as India take on depleted West Indies – October 21, 2018

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Cricket match date 21st October 2018

Cricket match time 14:00 IST

Cricket match location: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

Cricket Match format: ODI

Tournament: West Indies tour of India

Team A: India

Team B: West Indies

Team A Captain: Virat Kohli

Team B Captain: Jason Holder


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Cricket Match Preview:

Another one-sided cricket series awaits us as India take on a depleted West Indies line up in the ODI series. The first match of ODI series will be played at Guwahati in a day-night encounter. Keeping the upcoming cricket World Cup in mind, every ODI game from now on is of utmost importance for every team. It is, therefore, a bit disappointing to see the big guns missing from the West Indies cricket team.

India, after their successful defence of Asia Cup, will look to do well in the home conditions against the West Indies. They defended the title of Asia Cup without the services of their permanent skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli is now back leading the side and should own up the number 3 spot. They have also selected Rishabh Pant in the squad who has not put the wrong foot ever since he was brought in as replacement of Dinesh Karthik in England.

India have now for long identified the number 4 spot in the batting line up as a big hole. They have tried to fill the spot by playing various players in that position be it Kedar Jadhav, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane or Dinesh Karthik. For one reason or the other, none of those players could really own up that position. The addition of Rishabh Pant is another step towards filling that position. So, while the wicketkeeping job will remain with MS Dhoni, Pant is expected to fill the batting holes.

West Indies have many problems of their own, too. The absence of the star players is one of the biggest issues. They are minus the services of Chris Gayle, Bravo brothers, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine here and while the absence of even one key player hurts any team, for West Indies, unfortunately, it has become a familiar sight. Their skipper Jason Holder will have to keep inspiring the young players in the squad for it will not be easy to face an inform Indian side on their own turf.

Cricket Match Information:

West Indies tour of India now reaches its next leg as the ODI cricket begins between India and West Indies. It will be a five-match ODI cricket series. Post the ODI series, the three-match T20 cricket series will be played.


Probable XI (Our Prediction):

India would like to sort out some of the issues if not all of them in this ODI series. They would like to try out the new members of the squad in the absence of regulars like Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Our prediction is we will get to see Rishabh Pant in the line up in the first ODI cricket game.

Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rishabh Pant
  • MS Dhoni
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Mohammad Shami

West Indies

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

West Indies squad is full of youngsters. They will get ample opportunities to impress and get selected for World Cup squad when the time comes. Our prediction is to expect some new faces in the lineup for the first ODI cricket game.

Here is our prediction of West Indies’s playing XI:

  • Sunil Ambris
  • KOA Powell
  • Shai Hope
  • SO Hetmyer
  • Marlon Samuels
  • Rovman Powell
  • Jason Holder
  • Devendra Bishoo
  • Ashley Nurse
  • KMA Paul
  • Kemar Roach

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Rishabh Pant has impressed one and all with his batting performances in test cricket. It has helped him get picked up in the ODI squad and in all likelihood, he is going to get his opportunity to play. Our prediction is to expect a big hitting knock from Pant should he get the chance to bat.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

This will be the first ODI on this ground. In the only T20 International cricket match played here, India were dismissed for 118 runs while batting first. It led to an easy 8 wicket win for Australia. In that game, the ball did get the movement when India began batting under lights. Hence, our prediction is movement under lights for pacers and spin for spinners during the daytime. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

India will be an overwhelming favourite for this game. With an inexperienced West Indies cricket team being their opponent, we might get to see some records being broken as well. Hence, our prediction is a one-sided Indian victory in the first ODI.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Shikhar Dhawan (IND) – 100+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Kuldeep Yadav (IND) – 3 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Rishabh Pant (IND)

LOGO 2 Odds

India – 1.11

West Indies – 5.95

*odds may change anytime

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