Riding high on confidence after their compelling victory against West Indies, Team India is all prepped up for their 1st ODI slated to take place on 15 December in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai at 02:00 PM (LOCAL). Now that the format has changed, India has an edge over Windies. While the host country will pull up their socks to work on their fielding failures, there are some changes in squad that team might be apprehensive about. Opener Shikhar Dhawan and seasoned pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar are replaced by Mayank Agarwal and Shardul thakur respectively for the ODIs. On the other hand, West Indies will have a few new players in the ODI set up, having their hopes on Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, and Nicholas Pooran.
Head to Head Stats
In the past years, India and the West Indies have faced one another for the ODI format for a total of 128 times. Out of which, India won 61 games and West Indies bagged the winning trophy on 62 occasions. India and West Indies have been playing cricket since 1948, and the two teams have locked horns in over 233 matches across all formats to this date
Let’s take a look at some of the important numbers and milestones ahead of the 1st ODI between India and West Indies:
2014 – This was the year when West Indies last won their bilateral ODI series against India.
2000 – Runs that Virat has aggregated against Caribbean, clobbering six centuries and one half-century in the last 10 innings.
61.83 – This is opener Shai Hope’s average against Asian teams.
174 – This is the average of Skipper Virat Kohli in the last ten ODIs against WI.
2 – More wickets needed by fast pacer Mohammad Shami (37) to end 2019 as the leading wicket-taker in ODIs. Trent Boult (38) is currently leading the chart.
4 – More wickets Kuldeep Yadav needs during the series to become the fastest Indian to complete 100 wickets in ODIs.
870 – Total runs mustered by Kohli in the last ten ODIs against WI.