Looking to continue their winning momentum from the longer format, India take on the Windies in the first ODI at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday. India had comfortably outclassed the visiting side in the 2-match Test series 2-0. The hosts boast of a formidable squad but the visitors have a chance to redeem themselves after the Test series thumping. India have won three out of the last five matches, losing one while another match had no result. However, on home soil, India have won the last five off the nine matches while Windies have won two and the remaining two were cancelled. In the batting department, India will bank on their in-form batsmen Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to get them off to a good start. Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni along with Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant will be key for India in the middle-order. (LIVE SCORE)
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In the bowling department, Umesh Yadav, who had a prolific Test series against the Windies will spearhead the team’s pace battery and will look to take quick wickets along with Mohammed Shami. For the visitors, who will be looking to salvage some pride in the limited overs format, the withdrawal of batsmen Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle from the ODI series is a major setback. They will, however, hope their batsmen and bowlers can put up an all-round performance to surprise the formidable Indian team.
India (first two ODIs): Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, KL Rahul.
Windies: Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas.