Mr. Mayank Tater 21, Jul 2022

“India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2022: Preview, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Playing XIs, And Top Picks for the Match”


India will start their Caribbean and United States tour with the 1st ODI being played in Port of Spain. Most of the Indian senior players have been rested and Shikhar Dhawan has once again been given the responsibility to lead a side full of budding youngsters. The tour will give an opportunity to the fringe players to stake their claim in India’s best eleven.

India will start as heavy favourites as West Indies on the contrary have again chosen a relatively inexperienced side which lost 3-0 against Bangladesh.


Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago

Date and Time-

22nd July 2022, Friday

7:00 PM IST

Where to watch-

Fancode app or website

DD sports on TV


It would be a sunny day on Friday. The temperature at Queen’s Park Oval would range from 25 to 30 degrees with very low chances of precipitation.

Pitch Report-

The pitch will be good for batting. The bowlers will have their chances with the new ball, they can pick 2-3 wickets in the powerplay and put the opposition on the backfoot. The average 1st innings total at Queen’s Park Oval is 217. 

Likely Playing XIs-


Ruturaj Gaekwad/Shubhman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Arshdeep Singh/Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan/Siraj, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

West Indies-

Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran(c), Keacy Carty, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales/Keemo Paul.

Fantasy Cricket Tips

Expert’s Fantasy XI-

  1. Deepak Hooda(c)
  2. Nicholas Pooran(wk) (vc)
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Shreyas Iyer
  5. Jason Holder
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Shardul Thakur
  8. Yuzvendra Chahal
  9. Akeal Hosein
  10. Avesh Khan/Siraj
  11. Prasidh Krishna

Top Picks for your fantasy XI for the India vs West Indies 1st ODI

  1. Deepak Hooda- Hooda will most likely bat at no.3 and will also bowl a few overs, making him a perfect candidate for the most number of points.
  1. Jason Holder- Holder is West Indies’ best player and a quality all-rounder handy with both bat and ball.
  1. Ravindra Jadeja- Sir Jadeja might be promoted up the order in this line-up full of youngsters and he might bowl his full quota of overs.