India vs. West Indies 1st One Day International matches overview and predictions.


About the Match and Teams:

With the extraordinary performance in T20 series of West Indies Tour 2019 and claimed the victory with a clean swipe of 30 wins. The Chances of West Indies according to their performance in T20 looks slim.

But since this might be the final series of Chris Gayle, they might be looking forward to moving up in the ICC ODI Rankings and may push forward.

On 8th August, The First ODI of West Indies Vs India will be played at the Providence Stadium, Guyana. Although just after the World Cup 2019 the series has lost its significance, still the teams will have the desire to win and will result in not losing the match not losing the spirit of competition.

Match Overview and Team Composition:

West Indies:

After hearing so much from West Indies in World Cup 2019 West Indies team was not able to perform well at all in the Series. Winning only two matches in the series their performance was horrible. Since they had low ranking in the ICC ODI, they had to play tough qualifying rounds for the world cup.  If they wish to avoid the same fate this time around, they will have to perform much better.

In the match today John Campbell may be the opening batsmen in partnership with Chris Gayle. The batting line up followed by the opening partnership will contain Shai hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, and Oshane Thomas.

Although West Indies has a lot of batting talents but the trick to win the game is going to be able to find the consistency in the game. The Bowling Line up of the team is not that good and may struggle to take wickets. Since the absence of Andre Russell to provide with his X-factor. The main reason behind them losing wickets is the lack of patience in their batsmen and as a result in a hurry to make runs they loose wicket.


Although India was not able to win the World Cup 2019, they lost the semi-final match, the Indian team has been among the best side of the ODI. They entered the World Cup ranked number 2 in the ODI.

The strength of the Indian team is easy to determine as they have both strong batting line-up as well as awesome bowling line-up with players like Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli are going to be the top order of the team and may even be enough to win the matches. After his decent performance in the World Cup Lokesh Rahul might be given chance to shine again. In the bowling, India may Choose two Spinner and Three Fast Bowlers or maybe two from each depending on the playing and match conditions.

With Mohammad Shami Back in the team, he is expected to lead the bowling attack followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

Overall it can be said that the Indian Team is fairly strong for today's match and the chances of them losing today’s match are pretty slim.

Pitch and Playing Conditions:

The Pitch of Guyana has always favored the batsmen and is not that good for bowling and matches of scores above 300 is extremely likely. The Chances of rain are somewhere around 40% during the start of the match but will be clear when the match proceeds.

The forecast was similar for the T20 but the weather was in the favor and we only got to see one delayed start of the match.


The Indian team has always shown its best in ODI and is expected to shine today too. Sine the West Indies team does not seem to do that well this time around either the Win might be ensured for Indian Team.

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