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West Indies vs India First T20I Tips - Big hitting hosts set to take centrestage

Sridhar
02 Aug 2023
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Sridhar Bhamidi 02 Aug 2023
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  • West Indies vs India First T20I predictions to be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on Thursday evening, IST
  • West Indies have hit the most 6s of the match in 3 of their last 4 T20Is
  • India have conceded the most 6s of the match in 4 of their last 7 T20Is where one was tied
  • West Indies have lost 15 of their last 17 T20Is against India
  • Can Powell & co. start their T20I series with a bang?
West Indies vs India First T20I
Can the Windies fire in the shortest format? (Getty Images)

West Indies vs India First T20I


With the ODI series in the bag, India will look to make the T20Is count as the five-match series against West Indies starts on Thursday. The first game will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad starting from 8pm IST.
  • West Indies vs India First T20I
  • Head to Head
  • West Indies Form
  • West Indies Team News
  • India Form
  • India Team News

The visitors used the ODI series to experiment with their squad and this T20I series could be no different. Both teams will however use this to kickstart their preparations for the 2024 T20I World Cup. The home team’s hard hitters will have a go with their full might and that puts them in pole position to score more sixes. I am backing the Windies to score the most sixes of the match.

  • West Indies have stuck the most 6s in their last 3 matches (T20Is)
  • India have conceded the most 6s of the match in 4 of their last 7 matches (T20Is)
  • West Indies have lost 15 of their last 17 matches against India (T20Is)
  • Suryakumar Yadav has scored at least 24 in his last 5 matches (T20Is)

Head to Head


In the T20Is, West Indies have played India in 25 matches winning seven, losing 17 and one finishing as a no result. The record is much better at home as the Windies have won three of the seven matches against India in home grounds.

West Indies Form


This is a format that the Windies are supposed to be leaders, but they have been below par for some time. The last time they played T20Is was against South Africa and they won the away series 2-1.

In the ODI series too, there have been glimpses of what they could do with the bat. Shai Hope gives way to Rovman Powell as the captain and there are some exciting CPL names to choose from.

After missing the ODI series, the likes of Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran get back into the squad boosting Windies’ morale.

West Indies Team News


Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles, Rovman Powell and the likes are likely to get a nod with Obed McCoy and Oshane Thomas likely to fancy a team place.

India Form


It was India’s experimentation that caught the eye in the ODI series preceding these matches. Yet, they won that series 2-1 with Ishan Kishan slamming three 50s in three games.

With Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli rested for the T20Is, the visitors have another less experienced squad here. That said, most players are IPL regulars and will feel ready for the task.

Hardik Pandya will lead the side as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, and Mukesh Kumar fancy their chances of getting a maiden cap.

India Team News


India are likely to give a couple of debuts while the tussle for ‘keeping slot is going to continue with both Ishan and Sanju Samson fancying a hit.

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What time does West Indies vs India First T20I start?

This West Indies vs India First T20I will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on August 3, Thursday starting at 8:00pm IST.

Verdict

West Indies may enjoy this format and are likely to be very strong on paper. Their recent results are slightly encouraging especially the win in South Africa. Yet, we are steering clear of backing them. Instead, I dip into the sixes market and backing the hosts to score the most 6s of the match. Keep an eye on Suryakumar Yadav and Johson Charles who may end up leading the batting charts for their sides.

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