India vs West Indies Lauderhill Weather Update: IND vs WI rain forecast, 1st T20I: Rain could play spoilsport
Virat Kohli (AFP Photo)

Live cricket score India vs West Indies 1st T20I

India vs West Indies 2019, 1st T20I:  65 per cent chance of rain in Florida today.

Back on the road following their unfulfilled ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign, India will begin their preparations for the T20 showpiece event next year with a three-match series against the West Indies beginning on Saturday.

The match starts at 10:30 am local time (8:00 pm IST)

India vs West Indies 2019 Florida weather today
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As captain Virat Kohli pointed out before leaving for the Caribbean tour, the main objective of the T20s and the subsequent ODI series against the West Indies is to try out the fringe players who are on selectors’ mind.

Kohli was expected to be rested for the limited-overs leg of the tour but a full strength squad has been picked barring the absence of star pacer Jasprit Bumrah who will join the side ahead of the Test series beginning August 22. All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been rested for the entire tour.

It will be a crucial couple of weeks for Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey, who are back in the mix after being sidelined from India’s 50-over World Cup plans.

However, inclement weather could interrupt the smooth progress of the series opener today with 65 percent chances of rain in Florida today.