WI vs IND 1st T20 Match 2023 – The 1st T20 Match of India tour of West Indies 2023 will be played between West Indies vs India on THU, AUG 03 2023, at 8:00 PM 02:30 PM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 07:00 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between West Indies vs India teams, both teams have very good players.
Here Are the full details of WI vs IND 1st T20 Match 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | West Indies vs India 1st T20i Match 2023
WI vs IND 1st T20 Match 2023
|India tour of West Indies 2023
|West Indies vs India
|THU, AUG 03 2023
|8:00 PM 02:30 PM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
|Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
When: 1st T20 Match India tour of West Indies 2023, West Indies vs India on THU, AUG 03 2023, 8:00 PM 02:30 PM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Where: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
West Indies vs India 1st T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Sony Sports Network, and Channel 7.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and SonyLIV.
West Indies vs India 1st T20 Match Pitch Report
This is the first game that’s being played at the Brian Lara Stadium in this tour. It is known to be a true wicket and aids strokeplay a lot more than the two-paced Barbados wicket. With an Indian batting desperately in need of a get-out-of-jail card, this pitch might just be the one to give them a boost. With a typical Trinidad wicket in place, it has to be advantage India – and seamers of course, in that brief new-ball period.
What to expect:
West Indies: The West Indies T20I squad for the upcoming five-match series against India has seen the return of Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, and Oshane Thomas. The team management aims to find the “right combinations” in preparation for the 2024 T20 World Cup, which will take place in the Caribbean and the USA.
In contrast, some players from the previous T20I squad, which secured a 2-1 victory against South Africa in March, have been omitted from the current selection. Shamarh Brooks, Raymon Reifer, Yannic Cariah, and Sheldon Cottrell will not be part of the squad for the India series.
Brandon King and Kyle Myers will open the innings for West Indies. The duo have collectively scored 863 runs in 18 T20Is since the start of the last year. But their strike rate is below 125. This can create a problem for West Indies.
Nicholas Pooran might push himself up the order at number three. Pooran has been the leading run scorer for West Indies since the last year with 582 runs in 22 innings at a strike rate of 130.49. He recently helped MI New York to win the inaugural Major League Cricket trophy with his breathtaking 137 runs in 55 balls with 10 fours and 13 sixes in the finals.
He also finished as the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 388 runs. He will be the batter to look out for. Skipper Rovman Powell is having great form (513 runs in 21 innings). He is striking at 149.12 – the best among all.
Alzarri Joseph will team up with Jason Holder and Romario Shepherd in the bowling unit. Joseph has taken 16 wickets in 10 games including a five-fer in the last T20Is against South Africa. Roston Chase and Akeal Hossein are the only two spin options for West Indies. While Hosein has 18 wickets in the last 19 games, Chase has played just two games picking 6 wickets at an average of 10.33.
West Indies Key Players
- Brandon King – The 28-year-old right-handed top-order batter has a top T20 score of 132 not out and has steadily improved in international cricket over the last few years.
- Rovman Powell – The skipper played in only one of the ODIs but is recognized as a very powerful middle-order batter in this format.
- Obed McCoy – The left-arm pace bowler gets plenty of bounce on any pitch. He has taken over 100 wickets in T20 cricket with a strike rate of 13.9.
Probable XI: Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell(c), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas
West Indies Squad: Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell(c), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas, Brandon King, Odean Smith, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd
India: Team India will be high on confidence after winning the Test and ODI series. Though they have rested Rohit, Jadeja, and Virat for the series, they have used the same team for the last two ODIs who will play the T20Is. Ishan Kishan will likely open with Shubhman Gill in the absence of Rohit.
Ishan’s strike rate in T20Is is just above 120. But he has scored three half-centuries in the ODI series which can help him change his stats. Gill has played just 6 T20Is so far. But he had scored a century in the last T20Is. IPl 2023’s leading run scorer has a strike rate of 165.57 so far.
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Verma have been added to the squad and are likely to get a debut in this series. Jaiswal finished his first test series as the leading run-scorer. The emerging player of the IPL 2023 can be seen opening the innings with Ishan or Gill.
World number one T20I batter, Suryakumar Yadav will play at number 4. He will be the batter to watch out for. Surya has 1536 runs in 43 innings at a strike rate of 176.34 in the last 2 years. This includes three centuries and 11 half-centuries. He has experience playing in West Indies.
In the last year, Surya managed to score 111 runs in three games at a strike rate of 168.18. Sanju Samson will likely get a chance after smashing a half-century in the last ODI. Skipper Hardik Pandya will play either at number three or in the middle. Pandya has over 600 runs and 20 wickets in T20Is played since the last year. Axar Patel will team up with Pandya in the middle.
Arshdeep Singh will lead the bowling unit with Umran Malik and Mukesh Kumar. Kumar who got his Test and ODI debut in this tour will be tested once again in the T20 format. It will be interesting to see who will be chosen as a specialist spinner between Yuzvendra Chahal. Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravi Bishnoi.
Chahal was left on the bench throughout the ODI series. Looking at the experiments Indian team management is doing, he might get picked over Kuldeep. Avesh Khan has made a comeback to the team.
India Key Players
- Suryakumar Yadav – The 32-year-old not only has an average of 46.52 in T20Is but has scored his runs with a strike rate of 175.76.
- Shubman Gill – The top-order right-hander has been in brilliant form across 2023 and took the Player of the Match Award after hitting 85 at this venue on Tuesday.
- Yuzvendra Chahal – The right-arm spinner has a brilliant T20I record and has taken 48 wickets across the last two IPL campaigns.
Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan(w), Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar
India Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan(w), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya(c), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Tilak Varma
Both West Indies vs India 1st T20 Both Team Form in Last Five Matches
West Indies: W, L, W, L, W
West Indies vs India 1st T20 Match Winner
West Indies vs India 1st T20 Match Prediction
After winning the Test and ODI series it will be a different ball game for India, where they will be facing the T20 specialists at their home. West Indies players are playing the shorter format all across the world, so they are in touch with the pace of T20. On the other hand, Indian players will play their first T20I after IPL. Though the Indian team has some big names in it, their bowling will be tested against the dangerous Windies side.
India has 6 wins and a tie in the last 10 T20Is they played. Besides that, they have won 10 out of 11 games against West Indies since 2017. West Indies are running through a poor form in this format with just 4 wins in the last 10 games. Nicholas Pooran’s form will be the key for them to stop India from winning yet another series.
West Indies vs India 1st T20 Match Top Fantasy Picks
- Kyle Mayers
- Nicholas Pooran
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Shai Hope
- Alzarri Joseph
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Shubman Gill
- Sanju Samson
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Arshdeep Singh
West Indies vs India 1st T20 Match Dream11 Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Sanju Samson
Batters: Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders: Kyle Mayers
Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
West Indies vs India 1st T20 Match Top Batsmen
With the bat, Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, and Nicholas Pooran are our tips for West Indies. Pooran hit 137 not out from 55 balls in the final of the 2023 Major League Cricket on Sunday. Opener Mayers has a top score of 73 in T20I cricket.
Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, and Ishan Kishan are our batting choices for India. Keeper-batter Kishan has been in excellent form on this tour with four successive 50s coming into this game. Gill has a top score of 126 not out in this format and averages 40.40.
West Indies vs India 1st T20 Match Top Bowlers
Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, and Jason Holder are our bowling picks for West Indies. The holder is a vastly experienced player who used to captain the side and has taken 53 wickets in T20Is. Left-arm spinner Hosein has best T20I figures of 4-30.
Our bowling recommendations are Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Yadav, or India. Wrist spinner Yadav bowled two maidens and took a wicket in his opening two overs of the ODI at this venue on Tuesday. Singh’s best T20I figures are 4-37.