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India vs West Indies, 1st ODI Highlights: Rain plays spoilsport in Port of Spain

Persistent showers forced the 1st ODI between India and West Indies to be abandoned.

Subhasish Dutta, New Delhi [ Updated: June 24, 2017 12:41 IST ]
A file image of Shikhar Dhawan.
A file image of Shikhar Dhawan.Photo:GETTY IMAGES

Hello and welcome to our Live Coverage of the first ODI between India and West Indies from the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and asked India to bat. India have handed out the ODI cap to Kuldeep Yadav, the mystery chinaman bowler, while Ajinkya Rahane and Umesh Yadav come in for Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah who are rested for this tour. West Indies have included Devendra Bishoo in place of Rovman Powell. India will look to start the series with a win. Remember, a 5-0 clean sweep over the West Indies will help Team India climb up to the second spot in the ICC ODI rankings. Meanwhile, West Indies will look to play with positive intent against a much stronger Indian side. 


Brief Preview of India vs West Indies, 1st ODI: 

A cluster of big wins in the five-match ODI series and single T20 will help Kohli divert the unnecessary attention pinned on him with many ready to make him the 'fall guy' in the entire Kumble episode. This will also be an occasion when Kohli will have complete freedom in team selection as batting coach Sanjay Bangar is not known for giving any tangible inputs save giving throwdowns to the senior players of the side.

With Jason Holder's men just about managing to draw the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan 1-1, there is no doubt that the current Indian side are a few notches ahead in terms of quality. Even Kohli knows that well and with BCCI top brass backing him on the Kumble issue, the margin for error is very little for the Indian captain. (Read Full Preview Here)

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