Cricket Betting Tips, Match Prediction and Preview India v Windies 1st T20I

Team India

Hello and welcome to Sportstarlive's coverage of the first T20I between host India and visitor Windies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

In the spin department, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will look to continue their chemistry, and India have also named uncapped Krunal Pandya and Shahbaz Nadeem, who returned with a record List A figures of 8/10 for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

With Rovman Powell still new to worldwide cricket, much then will rest on the shoulders of veterans Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin, while captain Carlos Brathwaite's role will also be pivotal.

Unlike India, the West Indies suffered early setbacks due to poor batting.

West Indies have suffered a major blow as they will be missing their all-rounder, Andre Russell.

From India's perspective, Rohit will be looking to lead by example at a venue where he has set a few landmarks.

Captaincy seems to bring out the best in Sharma who notched up 317 runs (average 105.66) in five innings in their title-winning campaign at the Asia Cup.

The flashy and hard-hitting all-rounder was a part of Jamaica Tallawahs in the CPL and went to Dubai to take part in the Afghanistan Premier League where he played one game for Nangarhar Leopards on October 9. Immensely popular here, he will be badly missed by the fans.

Playing their first match at home without the inspirational Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India were 45 for four in eight overs, leaving their fragile middle order exposed.

Rishabh Pant will keep wickets ahead of Dinesh Karthik but it looks like that Karthik will also get a look in as a pure batsman. Shikhar Dhawan also has a chance to re-establish his credentials after a moderate outing in the one-dayers.

Rohit Sharma will captain India in the first T20I against Windies on Sunday after BCCI announced the starting 12 for the game in Kolkata.

The toss will take place at 6:30 PM IST.

A release from the BCCI announced the starting 12 for the first T20I against Windies at Eden Gardens, which includes Krunal Pandya, who could well make his global debut.

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