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| On Feb 15, 2022 11:00 PM IST

IND vs WI Dream11 team, Who will win India vs West Indies 1st T20I Today Match Prediction February 16

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IND vs WI Today Match Prediction: Post the completion of the ODIs, which the Indian cricket team won by a margin of 3-0, the hosts would take on the West Indies in a 3-match T20Is, all of which will take place at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The first T20I, which will be played on February 16,  offers Team India a chance to extend their six-match winning streak in the shortest format, however, one mustn’t undermine the West Indies, for the two-time T20 champions could annihilate the opposition when in a flow.  Just a reminder, ahead of the India tour, the Caribbean side beat England by 3-2 in a five-match T20Is, and in case they don a similar show in this series then it could be a herculean task for the Men in Blue to calm down the visitors. All in all, one ripper of a series is up for a show in the next few days at Eden Gardens. 

IND vs WI 1st T20I Match Details

Form Guide (Last 5 games)

IND –  W W W W W

WI – W L W L W

Team record at Eden Gardens in T20Is

IND – 3 wins, 1 defeat and 1 no result in 5 games

WI – 1 win and 1 defeat in 2 games

Standings on T20I Rankings

IND – 2 

WI – 7

IND vs WI Today Match Prediction

It’s a bit unfortunate that India would be missing on the services of ace off-spinner Washington Sundar due to a hamstring injury, nonetheless, they have roped in Kuldeep Yadav, who could bowl alongside his Yuzvendra Chahal in this fixture. Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar would be looking to trap a few dismissals as well. Batting-wise, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant have to have a concrete show with the willow. 

From West Indies, the vital cogs in the batting department would be Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell, with the latter two showing an exalted form in the recently played T20Is against England. Skipper Kieron Pollard would be backing himself for an explosive cameo. The likes of Jason Holder, Odean Smith and spinner Akeal Hosein could be backed as well to draw some rewards from the conditions.

Who will win today’s IND vs WI match?

Though West Indies are known to upset the rivals, still, India will be backed as the favorites as per the odds and IND vs WI dream11 prediction. India have a well-rounded squad and a set of dependable players for this fixture in Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal to name a few. With West Indies, it’s a hit-or-miss scenario, that could go against them in a far competent attack like India in this matchup.

Bet 365: IND 1.33, WI 3.40

India vs West Indies 1st T20I Dream11 Team & Playing 11 for Today’s Match

IND Playing 11 (likely)

Rohit Sharma (c)

Ishan Kishan

Virat Kohli

Suryakumar Yadav

Rishabh Pant (wk)

Venkatesh Iyer

Harshal Patel

Deepak Chahar

Kuldeep Yadav

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Virat Kohli has had a tough time of late, however, the No. 3 batter would be backing himself to shrug off the recent form and take on the onus of scoring the bulk of runs against the West Indies, whom he has enjoyed as opposition in this format.
T20Is vs WI Runs Average Strike Rate 50s
12 501 62.63 154.63 5

 

  • Rohit Sharma has been in a sublime form in the T20Is. And a player of his caliber, who has enjoyed a stellar record against the Caribbean bowlers, is one of the key players to keep an eye upon for this fixture.
T20Is vs WI Runs Average Strike Rate 100s/50s
15 519 43.25 141.42 1/4

Best captain in the world

WI Playing 11 (likely)

Brandon King

Shai Hope

Nicholas Pooran (wk)

Rovman Powell

Romario Shepherd

Kieron Pollard (c)

Jason Holder

Fabian Allen

Akeal Hosein

Odean Smith

Sheldon Cottrell

Best spinner in the world

  • Nicholas Pooran is a known striker of the ball, and in case the southpaw finds his rhythm somewhere early in the contest, then there’s a strong hunch for sixes and fours to keep popping out of his willow at frequent intervals.
T20Is Runs Average Strike Rate 50s
54 1009 25.23 127.08 5

 

  • Jason Holder has looked in a solid form in the T20Is played this year, picking up 15 wickets across 5 matches at an average of 9.60 and an economy rate of 7.40. Not to forget, the bowling all-rounder was in good touch in the lately concluded ODIs against Rohit Sharma & Co.
T20Is Wickets Economy Average Recent form in T20Is
35 38 8.07 24.58 5/27, 3/44, 1/41, 2/25, 4/7

 

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Today match score: Anywhere around 165-175 could be a competitive total at this venue. Both sides have a terrific set of hitters on board, so scoring shouldn’t be a problem on this wicket. 

Today pitch report: The wicket at Eden Gardens is known to offer batter-friendly conditions though spinners and pacers have had their say in the T20s contested to date. Batting second would be the ideal choice for this fixture, with the dew kicking in at the later stages. 

Where to watch IND vs WI 1st T20I: Star Sports Network & Hotstar app.

India vs West Indies Time Table: IND vs WI February 16 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. 

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V Shashank

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