Live Updates IND Vs WI, 1st ODI : “We need to bat long and rotate the strike” – Kieron Pollard

India and West Indies are set to lock horns in a three-match ODI series, followed by as many T20 internationals, starting from 6th February 2022. The first ODI is scheduled to be played on 6th February 2022, Sunday at Narendra Modi Stadium. To get all the live updates of IND vs WI, follow OnlyCricket24,

India have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XI

West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Shai Hope(w), Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Akeal Hosein

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj

what They Says at the Toss :

Kieron Pollard: The toss is 50-50, we have to assess the conditions and bat well. We have come out well and bring out the results. The guys have to adapt to different scenarios. We had a series a few days ago, so we need some mental adjustment. We need to bat long and rotate the strike. There are a couple of changes in the team, Roach and Allen are back. Darren hasn’t played a game since last July, so it’s an exciting phase for few of these guys.

Rohit Sharma: We will bowl first. Looks like a good pitch, won’t change a lot. Will get better to bat under the lights. I am happy to be back, playing for India, good to be back on the field. It’s been a couple of months since I played cricket. It’s a historic day in Indian cricket, been a long journey for India. We have seen a lot of ups and downs. As a team we have grown over the years, and we’ll continue to do that. We had a few positive Covid cases, so we have some new faces. Deepak Hooda is making his ODI debut.

Pitch report: The outfield looks lush green. The wicket is well grassed, but the live grass has been removed. There are a few dry areas, the one-odd deliveries might grip off the surface. Looks like a good to bat on, and if the dew arrives later in the day, batting will become even more easier. So the captain winning the toss should elect to bowl first.

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