West Indies will take on India in the 1st ODI of the 3-match series and 12th Khiladi provides you with the Dream11 prediction and fantasy tips for this contest.

Fantasy XI - West Indies vs India, 1st ODI

WK: Shai Hope

BAT: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Shimron Hetmyer

AR: Ravindra Jadeja, Romario Shepherd, Hardik Pandya

BOWL:  Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur

C/VC: Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Venue Notes

Average First Innings Score in ODIs at Kensington Oval since 2019: 241

Batting First vs Batting Second in ODIs at Kensington Oval since 2019: Win Bat 1st - 30%, Win Bat 2nd - 70%

WI-IND Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list at the venue since 2019: Shai Hope(1), Nicholas Pooran(2), Shimron Hetmyer(5)

WI-IND Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list at the venue since 2019: Alzarri Joseph (1), Akeal Hosein(4), Kevin Sinclair(10)

Pitch Report: The last time this pitch was used in an ODI, it had something for both the pacers as well as the spinners. The top wicket takers were all pacers while the finger spinners were very economical. 

In addition to that, this is a Day match, so spinners could have a slightly better advantage.

Predicted Playing XI - West Indies vs India, 1st ODI

West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Keacy Carty, Shai Hope(c&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales

India: Rohit Sharma ©, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson/Ishan Kishan(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Umran Malik

West Indies vs India, 1st ODI - Stat Box


Numbers of West Indies players in matches against India

Brandon King vs IND: Inns - 6, Runs - 141, Avg - 23, 50s - 1

Kyle Mayers vs IND: Inns - 3, Runs - 114, Avg - 38, 50s - 1

Shai Hope vs IND: Inns - 22, Runs - 877, Avg - 46, 50s - 4, 100s - 3

Alzarri Joseph vs IND: Inns - 12, Wickets - 20

Gudakesh Motie vs IND: 2w

Jayden Seales vs IND: 0w, 1w, 0w

Shimron Hetmyer vs IND: Inns - 11, Runs - 500, Avg - 45, 50s - 1, 100s - 2

(Note: Other relevant stats will be updated soon)


Numbers of India players in Matches against West Indies

Axar Patel vs WI: Inns - 2, Runs - 85, Avg - 85, Wicekts - 4

Virat Kohli vs WI: Inns - 41, Runs - 2261, Avg - 66, 50s - 11, 100s - 9

Rohit Sharma vs WI: Inns - 34, Runs - 1601, Avg - 92, 50s - 12, 100s - 3

Ravindra Jadeja vs WI: Inns - 20, Runs - 265, Avg - 19, Wickets - 41

Shubman Gill vs WI:  Inns - 3, Runs - 205, Avg - 102, 50s - 2

Suryakumar Yadav vs WI:  Inns - 6, Runs - 134, Avg - 27, 50s - 1

Sanju Samson vs WI:  Inns - 3, Runs - 72, Avg - 36, 50s - 1

Hardik Pandya vs WI:  Inns - 5, Runs - 70, Wickets - 7

Kuldeep Yadav vs WI:  Inns - 15, Wicekts - 26

Md Siraj vs WI:  Inns - 6, Wickets - 9

West Indies vs India, 1st ODI - Fantasy Notes

Points to consider

  •  Base Team picks: Shai Hope, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Alzarri Joseph, Kuldeep Yadav
  • Some of the non-negotiable picks for our fantasy team in the 1st ODI have been mentioned as our base picks above including West Indies' talisman batter Hope and India's top 3 batters. All these batters have an excellent record in Head to Head matches, and we expect them to continue their performances in this series. They are also our top C/VC options for this match.
  •  From West Indies, there is a good differential batting option in Shimron Hetmyer, who is selected in under 50% of the teams currently. He will bat in the middle order and will play the role of a finisher for West Indies, but given the experience, he also has playing against India's bowlers in the IPL, he can be a quality addition to your team.
  • Back Kuldeep Yadav as a top differential pick in your team. This is a Day game and spinners will have some role to play, and considering Kuldeep is a wrist spinner, he will be key through the middle overs to pick up wickets. We have kept him in our base team as the West Indies are also not a team that have been very comfortable against spin bowling in recent times.
  • If India bowls first, you can consider loading up on their bowlers as the West Indies ODI team must be having low morale after failing to qualify for the ODI World Cup 2023. In that case, Umran Malik, who has a selection of just 5% should be a must have pick as he will bowl in the death overs, where he will have a lot of opportunity to pick up wickets.
  • As we mentioned the impact spinners could have in this match, we will suggest a low selected spin bowler from West Indies. Gudakesh Motie is a left arm orthodox spin bowler and is also a decent lower order batter, who is selected in only 2.5% of the teams. Considering that India has a right hand dominated batting lineup, he has an advantageous matchup and there is a good chance get an opportunity to bat as well. 
  • For differential C/VC options, you can consider Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Siraj if India bowls first, while Ravindra Jadeja could be a good choice in either innings but especially if India bats first as he has a higher chance of getting promoted as a left-handed batter. 


Differentials: Gudakesh Motie (2.5%), Umran Malik (5%), Shimron Hetmyer (47%)

C/VC Alts: Shai Hope, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav 

Note: Return after 15 minutes of the toss for a fully updated XI, Also stay tuned to our telegram channel for regular updates

Stats Credit: Cricinfo, Cricmetric