India vs West Indies 1st ODI, Preview: Head to head stats, Team news, When and where to watch

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After a thrilling T20I series, India will eye a winning start to their three-match ODI series against the Windies, starting from Sunday at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.


India are currently placed at the second position in ICC ODI Team Rankings with 122 points and have a chance to dethrone World Champions England who are at the top with 125 points.

Head-to-head stats

  • Total ODIs played: 128
  • India won: 61
  • West Indies won: 62
  • No Result: 3
  • Tied: 2

When and where to watch

  • Date: December 15, 2019 (Sunday)
  • Time: 1:30 PM (IST), 8 AM (GMT)
  • Venue: M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Team news

India


India have drafted in Mayank Agarwal to replace Shikhar Dhawan in the squad, but Rahul is expected to open the innings along with Rohit Sharma. Shardul Thakur has made a late entry to replace the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar but don’t be surprised if India opts to play just two specialist fast bowlers on the slowish pitch at the Chepauk.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami.

West Indies


West Indies will have to take a final call on opener Evin Lewis after he injured himself during the final T20I in Mumbai. If he does miss out, Sunil Ambris might take his spot in the XI. The visitors are expected not to make changes in the combination that helped them beat Afghanistan last month.

Probable XI: Evin Lewis/Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph.

Live Streaming and broadcast details

India vs West Indies 1st ODI will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 2 with English commentary. The same broadcast with Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD.  Fans could also watch the live streaming of the series opener on the Hotstar website and app.


The cricket lovers residing in the Caribbean Islands can watch the live-action on ESPN.

The other networks broadcasting the live feed across the globe are:

  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • Afghanistan: Hotstar
  • Bangladesh: HTC & Hotstar
  • USA: Hotstar
  • Singapore: Astro Cricket HD (838)
  • Sri Lanka: Star Sports 1 & Hotstar
  • South Africa: Super Sports 2
  • England: Sky Sports Cricket & Sky Sports App
  • Canada: CBN Cricket
  • New Zealand: Sky Sports 2

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