India will be aiming to seal their 10th straight bilateral ODI series win, when they host West Indies in their first One-Day International at Chennai on Sunday.
The hosts will be without Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan. The former has a groin problem, and the latter is recovering from an injury. Shardul Thakur has replaced Kumar.
The focus will be on wicketkeeper-batsman Rishab Pant, who has been under fire for his unimpressive performances with the bat and the big gloves. The first ODI could be another chance for him to justify the faith shown by Kohli and team management.
Meanwhile, the Windies will be relying heavily on Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran. Roston Chase will provide stability to the visitors. Skipper Kieron Pollard, who has a rather modest record in the ODIs, will have to lead by example and provide the thrust in the slog overs.
Teams (from): 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, Kieron Pollard (Captain), Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Live streaming of the match will be available online. You will have to download the Hotstar app to watch live streaming. Payment details are available when you subscribe.
Apart from live streaming, cricket fans can watch all the action LIVE on the following channels: Star Sports 1 SD/HD – Star Sports 2 SD/HD - Star Sports 1 Hindi SD/HD – Star Sports Select 1 SD/HD – Star Sports 1 Tamil – Star Sports 1 Telugu – Star Sports 1 Kannada – Star Sports 1 Bangla – Asianet Plus.
1st ODI: India Vs West Indies, December 14, 1:30 PM, MA Chidambaram Stadium
2nd ODI: India Vs West Indies, December 18, 1:30 PM, ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
3rd ODI: India Vs West Indies, December 22, 1:30 PM, Barabati Stadium
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