There is an uncertainty over the participation of West Indies as the players skipped the pre-match training and press briefing © IANS
There is an uncertainty over the participation of West Indies as the players skipped the pre-match training and press briefing © IANS

Oct 8, 2014

India and West Indies meet again in India after approximately an year. The teams begin the tour with the One-Day International (ODI) series with the first ODI to be played at Kochi on Wednesday. Indian selectors have picked a 14-member side which has a new face in left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. The West Indies on the other hand look for a good start after they lost both their warm-up match to India A in Mumbai. Read the preview of the 1st ODI here

West Indies are without their key spinner Sunil Narine. Moreover there is some uncertainty over their participation as players threatened to go on strike due to payment issues. They also didn’t turn up for the practice session and pre-match briefing yesterday.

India on the other hand went through their regular practice session yesterday. They have a solid batting line-up. Read more on India’s likely XI here

Squads:

India: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Murali Vijay.

West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (c), Leon Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jermaine Blackwood, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder, Suleiman Benn, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor.

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