Virat Kohli’s dynamic scoring ability will be on show alongside openers in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan who also look to do the most damage with the bat in the series, there is opportunity for one of KL Rahul or Manish Pandey who both featured in just one-single Asia Cup match this year.
Rishabh Pant is a potential candidate to make his ODI debut as a specialist batsman in the middle order if India look to experiment with their side a bit. India is also set to welcome back seamer Mohammed Shami who’s last ODI was over a year ago.
Umesh Yadav has been branded as India’s go-to fast bowler on home soil. If Yadav is selected for the first match at Guwahati, the Windies might once again find it difficult to cope with the pace of the 30-year-old. The West Indies batting appears to be their biggest downfall, and that’s where India has come prepared.
Jason Holder has been a decent performer for West Indies in limited-overs cricket. He will be looking for players like Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer to score big runs in this game and Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach are experienced bowlers for West Indies. It will certainly be a toss-up between Oshane Thomas or Kemo Paul for the final place in the XI