India vs West Indies 1st ODI, Live Cricket Streaming Online: Dominant India will look to start their preparation for next year’s 50-over World Cup in style and iron out the weaknesses in the side when they take on lowly West Indies in the five-match ODI series starting in Guwahati on Sunday. India will play 18-odd ODIs before the World Cup in England.
Among the issues they would want to address, India’s middle order is a problem especially the number four position where many have been tried but with little success. Explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been selected for his ODI debut in India’s 12-man squad for the series opener, following his exploits in tests. The 21-year-old Pant, who cracked a ton at the Oval in his debut series against England, continued his rich form with consecutive scores of 92 against the West Indies in the two-match Test series.
This series will also see skipper Virat Kohli making the return to the fold after taking a break during the Asia Cup which India won.
India have struggled to find a proper No.4 batsman and this will also present an opportunity to Ambati Rayudu, who is expected to bat at the position, to stake a claim in the side more regularly.
The tourists are expected to put up a better show in white ball cricket, unlike the Tests. But the withdrawal of big-hitting opener Evin Lewis from the ODI series citing personal reasons is a body for the side which is already missing Chris Gayle and Andre Russell.
To make matters worse, coach Stuart Law, who is into his penultimate assignment with the team, will not be allowed in the dressing room in the first two ODIs due to a breach of ICC’s code of conduct. West Indies will majorly bank upon the performances of veteran batsman Marlon Samuels, captain and all-rounder Jason Holder and pacer Kemar Roach.
Here’s all you need to know about the 1st ODI between India and West Indies – –
When is the 1st ODI between India and West Indies?
The 1st ODI between India and West Indies will be played on October 21, 2018 – Sunday.
Where will the 1st ODI between India and West Indies be played?
The 1st ODI between India and West Indies will be played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
What time does the 1st ODI between India and West Indies begins?
The 1st ODI between India and West Indies is slated to begin at 1.30 PM IST
Which TV channel will live broadcast the 1st ODI between India and West Indies?
The 1st ODI between India and West Indies will be broadcasted on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi. It will be available on the channel’s HD platforms also.
How do I watch live online streaming of the 1st ODI between India and West Indies?
The live streaming of the 1st ODI between India and West Indies will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live score and updates on India.com.