Preview: India in West Indies – ODI Match 1


Match Details

India in West Indies 2009| ODI #1

Date: 26 Jun, 2009

Time: 08:00 PM IST

TV Coverage: On Ten Sports in India

Venue: Kingston, Jamaica

Playing Conditions

Weather: High: 33°C, Low: 25°C, Partly Cloudy, Rainfall expected, Humidity: 52%

Teams Form

In chronological order from left to right

India: WNWWL

India has won their last 5 bi-lateral series. They would like to continue their good form in ODI this season. In the last series, India defeated New Zealand by 3-1 in their home.

West Indies: LLNLL

West Indies have played their last 5 ODIs against England and could not win any. They are counting on their recent form in T20WC and promise to present a tough competition to Indian team in their home.

Team News


Indian team needs to forget their bad performance in WCT20 and start the series afresh. Some of the big names like Sachin, Sehwag and Zaheer are missing from the squad. Jadeja, Badrinath, Vijay and Nehra should monetize this opportunity by performing up to the expectations.

It would be interesting to see who opens with Gambhir. Will it be Rohit again or will any one from Dinesh and Vijay will get a chance?

Possible Eleven

Seems like only one from Vijay, Dinesh or Badrinath will be selected for the playing eleven. Dinesh or Vijay could be a good choice for the opening slot and Rohit may come back to the middle order.


  1. Gautam Gambhir
  2. Vijay / Dinesh / Badrinath
  3. Rohit Sharma
  4. MS Dhoni (capt./wk)
  5. Yuvraj Singh
  6. Yusuf Pathan
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Harbhajan Singh
  9. Ishant Sharma
  10. RP Singh
  11. Ashish Nehra / Praveen Kumar