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| On Jul 22, 2022 6:50 PM IST

IND vs WI: Why is Jason Holder Not Playing Today?

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Jason Holder IND vs WI: In a big news development, West Indies senior all-rounder Jason Holder is not playing the first ODI match against India at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Incidentally, he has ruled himself out for the entire three-match ODI series against the visiting Indian side. West Indies also ended up losing both of their last 2 ODI series at home against Bangladesh and Pakistan.

IND vs WI: Why is Jason Holder Not Playing Today?

After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran revealed that Jason Holder is not playing today after having tested positive for COVID-19. Holder returned to the West Indies white-ball squad after having missed the previous home series against Bangladesh. The premier all-rounder’s absence will be a huge blow for the hosts as his experience could have been vital and he had also done well against India in the limited-overs format of the game.

“We are gonna have a bowl first. There’s weather around and there will be help for the bowlers early on, hopefully we will make use of it. It’s a nice feeling, better feeling to win the toss, very happy to be here in front of my home ground. We spoke about it, batting in partnerships, gaining momentum, it’s been tough for us, but we are up for the challenge. Every game we will try to improve. Unfortunately Jason [Holder] has Covid so he misses out. It’s pretty much the same guys who played in the series against Bangladesh,” said West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran during the toss.

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India vs West Indies: Confirmed West Indies Playing 11

In the absence of Jason Holder, West Indies have been bolstered by the return of Kyle Mayers from injury. On the other hand, the rest of the line-up is quite similar to the combination that played against Bangladesh.

West Indies Playing 11
1. Shai Hope (wk)
2. Kyle Mayers
3. Shamarh Brooks
4. Brandon King
5. Nicholas Pooran (C)
6. Rovman Powell
7. Romario Shepherd
8. Akeal Hosein
9. Alzarri Joseph
10. Jayden Seales
11. Gudakesh Motie

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West Indies vs India Schedule

Date Format Match Time Venue
22 July, 2022 1st ODI West Indies vs India 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
24 July, 2022 2nd ODI West Indies vs India 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
27 July, 2022 3rd ODI West Indies vs India 7 PM IST Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
29 July, 2022 1st T20I West Indies vs India 8 PM IST Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
1 August, 2022 2nd T20I West Indies vs India 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
2 August, 2022 3rd T20I West Indies vs India 8 PM IST Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
6 August, 2022 4th T20I West Indies vs India 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
7 August, 2022 5th T20I West Indies vs India 8 PM IST Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida

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