The first ODI between India and West Indies will be played in Port of Spain.
Team India has reached here after defeating England in ODI series.
West Indies have been defeated by Bangladesh in the last ODI series.
New Delhi. After defeating England in the T20 and ODI series at his home, now Team India will play a limited over series against the host West Indies (IND v WI 1st ODI). It will start with the ODI matches. The first match of the series will be played on Friday at the Queen’s Park Oval ground in Port of Spain. On the other hand the condition of West Indies is bad. He has recently suffered a bad defeat in the ODI series against Bangladesh at his home. Bangladesh had a clean sweep of the West Indies in the ODI series. In such a situation, it is believed that India’s youth team is going to be heavy on West Indies.
West Indies last defeated India at home in 2006. Then the 5-match ODI series was won by the Caribbean team 4-1. After this, India has toured the West Indies 4 times (2009, 2011, 2017 and 2019) and won the ODI series each time. On the last West Indies tour of 2019, India won the 3 ODI series 2-0. In February this year, the West Indies team came on a tour of India and Team India had a clean sweep of West Indies in both the formats.
In such a situation, West Indies have a chance to take revenge from India in their home. The first ODI is to be played in Port of Spain. How will the weather and pitch mood be during this match? Get to know this.
India won 8 out of 9 matches at Queen’s Park
West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran and coach Phil Simmons recently expressed displeasure over the pitches used in the ODI series against Bangladesh. In such a situation, an equal battle can be seen between the ball and the bat on the pitch of Queen’s Park Oval. No international match is being played on this venue after 2019. In such a situation, what will be the mood of the pitch, nothing can be said at the moment. However, the West Indies coach expects the pitch to be better.
The Queen’s Park Oval pitch has good bounce and as the match progresses, the spin bowlers also get help from the pitch. The average score on this ground is around 270-280. India has won 8 out of the last 9 matches played at this ground. One match was washed out in rain.
How will the weather be?
Cloud cover will continue in Trinidad’s Port of Spain on Friday. According to AccuWeather’s report, the temperature will be around 32 degrees.
At the same time, the probability of rain is 40 percent. However, this will not disturb the match, because even if it rains, its duration will be very short. The wind speed will be a little more than 30 kilometers per hour. In such a situation, the players will definitely get relief from the humidity.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 22, 2022, 08:17 IST