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India Vs West Indies 1st T20I; Betting Predictions, Where To Watch?

India vs West Indies in the T20 format should be a closer contest between the two teams that it was in the ODI format in the recently concluded series.

Date and Time: 16th February @7:00PM IST

Venue: Eden Gardens

India vs West Indies 1st T20I; Where To Watch?

India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

India vs West Indies 1st T20I Team News


KL Rahul suffered a hamstring injury in the second One-Day International of the three-match series against the West Indies and will miss the T20I series as a result. This is a huge loss for the home side, who wanted to play him in the middle-order if not at the top slot.

Washington Sundar will not be participating in the Twenty20 International series. During the third One-Day International against the West Indies, the Indian all-rounder sustained a left hamstring muscle strain while fielding.

West Indies:

There are no such concerns for West Indies, only that we have no recent news regarding Kieron Pollard’s fitness. The skipper could be fit in time for this game, though it still remains to be seen whether he is picked for the team or not.

India vs West Indies 1st T20I probable Playing Xi:

India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel

West Indies squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh.

India vs West Indies 1st T20I Betting Predictions:

Match Betting: India win (1.36)

West Indies win (3.10)

India vs West Indies

The one-liner explainer:

India is in a good form and has recently clean swept the ODI series against West Indies. Considering the home advantage, they have an edge over West Indies in the T20I series as well. The fans will expect India to win the 1st T20I, though games are not won on paper and that is a fact. This gives the visitors a chance too, though can their team step up when it matters the most.

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