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India have left out Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey for the series opener which has been reduced to 43 overs per side after rain delayed toss. @ AFP

Virat Kohli has won the toss and India have opted to field in the opening one-day international of the three-match ODI series against West Indies at Guyana on Thursday. India have left out Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey for the series opener which has been reduced to 43 overs per side after the Providence Stadium witnessed heavy downpour that eventually delayed the toss as well.

Shreyas Iyer, who had a good outing during the India A series in the Caribbean, will bat at the debatable No. 4, while Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja will occupy the sixth and seventh slots respectively.

West Indies too have made few changes in their squad. The hosts have left out Keemo Paul, Oshane Thomas and John Campbell.

Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach

Captains have their say at the toss:

Virat Kohli: We will bowl first. The top surface looks damp, weather around, shortened game. The team batting second will have an advantage. We have left out Chahal, Saini, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey. We are looking at the new guys, giving them time and let them settle.

Jason Holder: We would have bowled as well. But this is an opportunity for our batsmen to get some runs, fresh series, fresh start. Need to execute our batting and bowling plans, we have spoken a lot about the team’s future, need some batting partnerships and give ourselves some chance. We have left out Keemo Paul, Oshane Thomas and John Campbell.