India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2019: Chris Gayle vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for at Guyana
Chris Gayle and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

After a great triumph in the T20 series, Indian team will take on West Indies in three-match ODI series which will commence with the first ODI on Thursday, August 8. India created history after whitewashing the hosts Windies in the T20 series. The Indian team saw the emergence of some young bowlers in the form of Navdeep Saina and Deepak Chahar. While Saini rocked in his T20 debut bagging player of the match award for his three wickets, Chahar clinched the same award in the third T20 for his astonishing bowling. Both the players were astonishing with their bowling skills in the series. The match also saw some exciting clashes between players of both the sides and the ODI series will too some mini-battles worth to watch out for. West Indies vs India Cricket Score 1st ODI Match. 

Virat Kohli's captainship came into talks after India’s ouster in World Cup 2019 semi-final, however, he gained back the confidence with the iconic 3-0 win over West Indies. Rishabh Pant, who failed in the first two T20 matches with the bat, accelerated to the top with an unbeaten 65-run knock in the third T20. He made a great contribution as India chased 168-run target set by West Indies in the first innings. The ODI series will see the inclusion of Chris Gayle in the West Indies team, and the series might be a farewell for the West Indian legend in ODIs. After the loss in the T20 series, the Caribbean side will look to come back stronger in the ODI series and their quest against India will be worth watching. As India vs West Indies 2019 first ODI takes a countdown, we look at some exciting mini-battles that will make catch fans’ attention in the match. Dream11 Prediction for Team India vs West Indies: Tips to Pick Best All-Rounders, Batsmen, Bowlers & Wicket-Keepers for IND Vs WI 1st ODI 2019 Match.  

Chris Gayle vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar

When Chris Gayle is in West Indies’ team, his batting is always worth watching. Gayle holds the power to hit big shots in any match and if his form supports him well in the 1st ODI against India , he may go on to make a big individual score. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the experienced Indian bowler and he will be given the duty to halt the left-handed batsman from doing anything incredible in the match.

Virat Kohli vs Sheldon Cottrell

The Indian skipper is the top-ranked ODI batsman and with the start of ODI series, he will be forced to show his magic with the bat. Sheldon Cottrell has been an attacking bowler for West Indies and he will have to stop the Kohli from going with his excellence in batting.

Jason Holder vs Yuzvendra Chahal

Skipper Jason Holder will try to overhaul the Indian side and avenge their T20 series defeat. The all-rounder usually comes in the death overs and hit some big shots to accelerate the scoreboard. Yuzvendra Chahal is often considered a clever bowler and he might have to use his tactics to outplay Holder.

These mini-battles will be worth watching out for in India vs West Indies 2019 1st ODI. The Indian side has a combination of young and senior players as the selectors look to find some good players for the future of Indian cricket. West Indies, on the other side, might be giving a farewell to one of the greatest batsmen of their country Chris Gayle. It will be interesting to see how the West Indian side makes a comeback with the ODI series.