IND vs WI: What will Rohit Sharma’s play XI be in the first ODI? Confusion over the wicketkeeper and…

IND vs WI: What will Rohit Sharma's play XI be in the first ODI? Confusion over the wicketkeeper and...
IND vs WI: What will Rohit Sharma's play XI be in the first ODI? Confusion over the wicketkeeper and...
IND vs WI: The first ODI against the West Indies will be played only 27. It is going to be very difficult for Rohit Sharma to choose the playing XI for the first ODI. There are three player contenders for the opening partner with Rohit.

After the end of the Test series between India and West Indies, the three-match ODI series is starting from 27 July. The first match will be played at Kingston Oval in Barbados. Those players have reached West Indies for the ODI series, Who were not part of the Test series. This includes the names of Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Umran Malik. All these players have reached West Indies for the ODI series.

What will Team India possibly play 11?

Indian captain Rohit Sharma is going to have a tough time selecting the playing XI for the first ODI. Because Rohit has more options. In such a situation, the selection of the playing eleven is going to be very difficult. Although the final playing XI will be announced at the toss on the day of the match,
But before that let us tell you about the probable playing XI, Which could also be Rohit’s playing eleven.

Who will be Rohit’s opening partner?

If Rohit Sharma does not take any shocking decision, then Shubman Gill will be his opening partner, it is almost certain. Apart from Gill, Rohit also has options in Rituraj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan. While Gaikwad did not get a chance in the Test series, Ishan scored a blistering half-century in the second Test. Gaikwad and Ishan have already opened while playing in Team India. The chances of Gaikwad being in the playing XI are very less as Gill and Ishaan have been given more importance under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. When Rituraj got opportunities, he also did not use those opportunities properly, as a result of which the chances of him getting a chance are very less. In such a situation, Rohit has options, But it is more likely that Gill will be the second opener.

Which one is between Ishaan and Sanju?

Apart from the opening, there will also be a fight for the wicketkeeper because the team has Ishan and Sanju Samson as wicketkeepers. Ishan’s form is good, while Sanju’s figures in ODIs are excellent. Ishan has scored 510 runs at an average of 42.50 in the 14 ODIs he has played so far. His double century (210) against Bangladesh is the highest score of his career. On the other hand, talking about Sanju, he has so far scored 330 runs in 10 innings of 11 ODIs at an average of 66.00 and a strike rate of 104.76. Sanju is an excellent choice for the middle order.

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How will be the bowling combination?

Rohit Sharma has 5 seamers and 2 full-time spinners for the ODI series against West Indies. Shardul, Jaydev Unadkat, Umran Malik, Mohammad Siraj and Mukesh Kumar are there in the seamer, while the pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are in the spin. At the same time, there are three excellent all-rounders in the form of Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel.

Possible playing XI for India-West Indies first ODI

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson/Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav/Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur/Mukesh Kumar, Mohammad Siraj, Umran Malik.

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