The Indian side is fresh and courageous following a victorious England tour. The Indian white-ball team won the ODI and T20I series against England and will tour West Indies for a three-match ODI series. Following this, the team will play five T20Is against the Caribbean. The Indian team has decided to rest some of its star players for the series. The Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian ODI squad will look to seal the series, and the return of Rohit for the T20Is improves the chances of winning the T20I series too.
On the other hand, the Men in Maroon white-ball captain, Nicholas Pooran will look to make an impression. Ahead of the tour, the Windies white-ball captain had told TOI that they’ll look to challenge the bench strength of India. However, their recent records show that the Windies might have a bigger mission to accomplish against the fiery Indian team.
While Team India has an upper hand over the vulnerable home side, the return of the classy all-rounder Jason Holder might come as a relief. The West Indian players have been missing his service for quite a long time now and this might be a great opportunity for him to get back to form. The Men in Maroon will look forward to using his experience alongside the daring young brigade.
The Team India pace attack, on the other hand, consisting the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, and Arshdeep Singh would want to have a go. The spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja might spin the match favouring India. Jadeja, being the deputy for Shikhar, might play an anchoring role with the bat, if the need arises. This shows that even if India is lacking the services of its experienced men, the young brigade is all set to hold an upper hand.
The Caribbean will try very hard to make a mark and bring about a change in their mindset. We are in for an exciting series starting from July 22.