It is definitely the clash of the titans when the 03rd of August comes into the fray. India would be battling out the T20 professionals, West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida, USA. Both the teams would essentially be prepping up for the T20 World Cup that would be held in the coming year.
India would be testing a completely fresh formula and a whole new set of talent here keeping in mind about the prepping for 2020. Some of the fresh talents that have been roped in at the squad include, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, and even Washington Sundar. Shikhar Dhawan would be returning into the squad after being ruled out for the Cricket World Cup 2019 with the thumb injury.
The middle has definitely been the cause of concern for the squad and the board has tried compensating for the same with the inclusion of Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer. The CWC2019 saw a faltering middle order that has been a question mark for the entire team, and Kohli would need to experiment with these two for the same.
The Caribbeans have definitely been a driving force when it comes to the T20 format. Carlos Braithwaite would be leading the side along with the likes of Sunil Narine, Keiron Pollard and Elwin Lewis who have proved themselves to be the best finishers in this format.
West Indies’ bowling unit mainly consists of Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas who have proved themselves capable of ripping out the middle order of the Indian team. The exploits were markedly visible in the CWC 2019 when they clashed against each other. Andre Russell has been kept out owing to the injury that he sustained during the event, Jason Mohammad has been roped in in his place.
Both the teams look to be finely balanced. India’s bowling line-up consists some of the veterans including Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Krunal Pandya who will look to break the ice. It will be a competition of the ages and Indians need to watch out for the experienced attack of the Caribbeans since the last T20 record has not exactly been impressive. Even the West Indies have faced similar odds in their previous T20 matches, and they would be out for blood when they face off India at Florida. The match would definitely turn out to be an interesting one, and choosing one side among the other would be a tough choice to make. Only the best will prevail.
Who Will Win Today West Indies vs India 1st T20 Cricket Match Prediction 3rd August 2019
Match : WI vs IND, 1st T20I, India tour of West Indies, 2019
Date : Saturday, August 03, 2019
Time : 02:30 PM GMT
Venue : Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
West Indies Squad : John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Jason Mohammed, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Anthony Bramble, Khary Pierre, Sunil Narine
India Squad : Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar
Stadium : Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground
City : Lauderhill, Florida
Hosts to : United States of America
Venue Scoring Pattern
Avg 1st inn score : 166
Avg 2nd inn score : 125
Highest Total : 245/6 (20 Ov) by WI vs IND
Lowest Total : 81/10 (17.3 Ov) by NZ vs SL
Highest Chased : 86/3 (15.3 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Lowest Defended : 120/7 (20 Ov) by NZ vs SL
Today Cricket Match Prediction Between West Indies vs India 1st T20
Our Winner – India