India tour to West Indies, 1st ODI Prediction

India is on tour to West Indies for 3 ODI’s and 5 T20’s. Both teams have concluded their recent tours with England and Bangladesh respectively. This tour has been scheduled from 22nd July to 1st August 2022. The first 1st ODI will be played on 22nd July 2022 on Friday 06:30 PM and West Indies will host this match on the ground of Queen Park Oval, Port of Spain Trinidad.


Indian team has recently finished set of a Test, 3 ODI’s, 3 T20’s with England. From 3 ODIs, the team won 1st and 3rd match by 10 and 5 wickets respectively and set a score of 2-1 on the scoreboard. With West Indies, the team has beaten them in February 2022 by 3-0

In 1st ODI, it can give a tough competition to the opponents. The batting lineup is strong with captain opener Shikar Dhawan. He will be needing his partner in place of Rohit Sharma, as he will be resting in the series. Virat Kohli, Bumrah and Shami are also given rest.

The focus is pointed towards bench players, to solidify their repute, as well as to take reserves into the game. Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan and Avesh Khan are given chance. The trio can perform well against the West Indian team. Suryakumar Yadav can also perform with his bat.

In bowling, Chahal and Krishna can outperform the West Indian batters. They both have taken 14 wickets in 8 and 7 matches with an average of 5 and 4 respectively. They can be equally good at taking wickets and stopping runs for the team

West Indies
It will be a challenge for West Indies to play against India. They had recently got whitewashed by Bangladesh in a three-match series. Keeping that in mind, the team is aiming to open its full throttle in this series.

In the last series, batting was the root cause of the disaster. No batsman could stand on the pitch for a good score. The team failed to cross even 200 in any of the three matches. For this series to win, batters need to put up a show, which is required of them.

Shamarh Brooks and Shai Hope can take the team to the level, where it can chase or set a good target for the opponent. In the last 10 matches, they both have eth average of 37. Pooran can also score well if he played responsibly. Let’s see, if any of them or other batsmen can make the match interesting for the viewers.

In bowling, Akeal Hosain and Joseph can take wickets for the team and stop runs.


Pitch Condition: Ind vs WI 1st ODI
Pitch condition is suitable for bowlers, especially for spinners. The roughness and tacky surface of the pitch tend to assist the spinners as the game progress.

Weather Condition: Ind vs WI 1st ODI
The weather is partly cloudy and the windy atmosphere will give seam/swing to bowl. The temperature range will be between 25°C – 31°C.

Match Prediction: Ind vs WI 1st ODI

Competing with a team like West Indies is not a big deal for India with a form as they displayed recently. But as the player combinations are changed, we can see some differences.

Keeping that in mind and along with other factors too, the experts of BETJEE are of the view that the Indian Team is a bit stronger and in a good form as compared to the opponents. But the situation can be reversed if West Indies retaliated and improvised successfully with the situation of the match.
Indian team can win the match.

Match details
West Indies vs India

Match: 1st ODI
Venue: Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain
Date: 22nd July 2022

Time: 0630 pm