India vs West Indies Live Score, 1st T20I: Ravi Bishnoi to debut; Toss at 6:30 PM IST

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Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the first T20I between India and West Indies from Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

18:10 IST: Ravi Bishnoi is set to make his international debut today. He was one of the draft picks for the new IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants before the auctions. The leg-spinner has 49 T20 wickets in 42 matches at a commendable economy rate of 6.63.

Other than the debutant, the spotlight will also be on Shreyas Iyer – who was named skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders earlier today – and Ishan Kishan – who bagged a whopping Rs 15.25 crore in the IPL 2022 auctions on Saturday.

With six pacers in the squad, what combination will India go with today?

The countdown to the first T20I in the City of Joy has begun

MATCH PREVIEW

It’s an extended winter in Kolkata. Chilly winds have accompanied the onset of spring. At the Eden Gardens, which lies close to the river, trust the bowlers to have an edge as India meets Windies in the first T20I of the three-match series on Wednesday.

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There will be swing on offer, and looking at the amount of day-night cricket played in India, the players are used to the dew.

India captain Rohit Sharma wants to hand opportunities to the T20 World Cup probable players. And this series is the best platform to start the proceedings against a formidable opponent. West Indies is the breeding ground of big-hitters and all-rounders. FULL PREVIEW

-Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya

IND VS WI PREDICTED XI

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.

West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Odean Smith, Akeal Hossain, Sheldon Cottrell.

IND VS WI DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM

Wicketkeepers: Nicholas Pooran, Rishabh Pant

Batters: Rohit Sharma (c)Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav

All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder (vc)

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Odean Smith

Team Composition: IND 7:4 WI Credits Left: 0.0

In this episode of Matchpoint Paradox, Vijay Lokapally, Amol Karhadkar and Shayan Acharya join Lavanya Lakshminarayanan and recap the highs and lows of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. What do you make of the squads after the auction? Tweet to us at @Sportstarweb and share your thoughts.


IND VS WI – HEAD TO HEAD IN T20Is

Last five matches

India won by 67 runs (Mumbai, December 11 2019)

West Indies won by eight wickets (Thiruvananthapuram, December 8 2019)

India won by six wickets (Hyderabad, December 6 2019)

India won by seven wickets (Providence, August 6, 2019)

India won by 22 runs (Lauderhill, August 4, 2019)

Overall

Played: 17; India won: 10; West Indies won: 6; NR: 1

THE SQUADS

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Rishabh Pant (vc ) (wk), Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur, Suryakumar Yadav.

West Indies: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh.

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH INDIA VS WEST INDIES, FIRST T20I LIVE?

India vs West Indies 1st T20I will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:00pm IST. The match will also be live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.

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