West Indies’ opening pair continue to clash, with Asha and Raja likely to open

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: India vs West Indies 1st ODI Live: West Indies will face a big challenge as they…

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: India vs West Indies 1st ODI Live: West Indies will face a big challenge as they take on India in the upcoming ODI series in the Caribbean. India field a relatively young squad, while the seniors are rested, the Caribbean team will play to their full potential as they aim to upset the visitors. However, West Indies will have their first clash with players like Shai Hope, Shamar Brooks, Brandon King and Kyle Myers all eyeing a top 2 spot. Follow IND vs WI live updates on InsideSport.IN

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies opening pair conundrum continues, Asha and King likely to open proceedings – Check Out

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vWest Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies opening pair clash continues, Asha and Raja likely to start proceedings - Check Out
West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies opening pair conundrum continues, Asha and King likely to open proceedings – Check Out

The main concern for the West Indies team will be the all-round batting and bowling performance against the Men in Blue. When West Indies toured India earlier this year in February, India comprehensively defeated the visitors. However, West Indies will build their chances against India with a relatively young Indian squad.

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies opening pair conundrum continues, Asha and King likely to open proceedings – Check Out

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West Indies may make some major changes to their playing eleven after the team took on Bangladesh last week. A surprise addition to the Caribbean squad will be the ever-reliable Jason Holder. Led by Nicholas Pooran for the West Indies, the hosts will struggle to pick their perfect opening pair.

West Indies have chosen three different opening pairs in the last 3 ODIs against Bangladesh. Against a dominant side like India, this could pose a huge problem. With the West Indies eyeing a stable opening partnership, India’s pace bowling line-up will be eager to lose early wickets to damage the Caribbean side’s batting line-up.

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies opening pair conundrum continues, Asha and King likely to open proceedings – Check Out

West Indies Opening Match:

  • West Indies have failed to form a strong opening partnership. While the Caribbean team has 4-5 top-order batsmen, the Caribbean team has also been experimenting with openers in search of the perfect opening pair.[artnershipThoughtheCaribbeansidehas4-5top-orderbattersthesearchfortheperfectopeningpairhasseentheCaribbeansideexperimentingwiththeopeners[আর্টনারশিপগড়তেব্যর্থহয়েছে।যদিওক্যারিবিয়ানদলে4-5টপঅর্ডারব্যাটসআছেনিখুঁতওপেনিংজুটিরসন্ধানেক্যারিবিয়ানদলটিওপেনারদেরনিয়েপরীক্ষা-নিরীক্ষাকরতেদেখেছে।[artnershipThoughtheCaribbeansidehas4-5top-orderbattersthesearchfortheperfectopeningpairhasseentheCaribbeansideexperimentingwiththeopeners
  • West Indies have chosen three different opening pairs in the recent 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh.
  • Top-order batting has been a constant problem for the hosts.
  • In the recent three matches, the West Indies openers have put up partnerships of 1, 27 and 9 runs respectively.
  • A weak opening combination will do wonders for the Indian team.

West Indies Predicted XI vs India 1st ODI:

1. Shai Hope
2. Brandon King
3. Shamar Brooks
4. Kyle Myers
5. Nicholas the Elder (c and wk)
6. Rowman Powell
7. Jason Holder
8. Gudakesh motion
9. Algeri Joseph
10. Akil Hossain
11. Kimo Paul

West Indies ODI Squad: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Shamar Brooks, Casey Carty, Jason Holder, Aqeel Hossain, Alzari Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Myers, Gudakesh Moti, Kimo Paul, Rovman Powell and Jayden Sills

West Indies Playing XI vs IND: West Indies opening pair conundrum continues, Asha and King likely to open proceedings – Check Out

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