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West Indies vs India 1st Test: Match Details, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Playing XI, Fantasy Tips

West Indies vs India 1st Test: Match Details, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Playing XI, Fantasy Tips

The Indian Cricket Team will begin the 2023-25 ICC World Test Championship cycle with the first of two Test matches against West Indies to be played at Windsor Park, Dominica on 12 July 2023.

West Indies has a 30-22 record against Team India in the longer format, but the Caribbean team has not won a single Test match since 2002. A total of 98 matches were played between these two sides with West Indies winning 30, India 22, and matches were drawn with 46.

The last time, India visited West Indies in 2019, they whitewashed West Indies 2-0 which was the first series during the 2019-21 WTC cycle.

Match Details

Details– First Test match, WI vs IND

Venue– Windsor Park, Dominica

Date and Time– 12 July, 7.30 PM IST

West Indies’ record against India in West Indies

West Indies has a 16-9 record against Team India in Test matches on West Indies soil. The Caribbean team struggled against India since not winning a single longer format match since May 2002. They have not won a single home Test match in the last 10 matches.

West Indies registered a home win against India in West Indies at Sabina Park, Jamaica. They also won the series by 2-1 in 2002.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Windsor Park, Dominica is likely to help the pacers on the first day and becomes easier to bat on day 2 and day 3. It would create problems for batters as the pitch is likely to help spinners depending upon how much the pitch has been used.

Both teams met at Windsor Park, Dominica in 2011. West Indies could only score 204 runs in the first innings. Ishant Sharma was the pick of bowlers with 5 for 77. In reply, India managed to post 347 runs with MS Dhoni with the top score of 74.

Kirk Edwards and Shivnarine Chanderpaul made centuries as West Indies scored 322 in the second innings. Chasing 180 runs to win, India scored 94 for 3 before the match was called off.

Match Prediction

Team India are all set to begin their next cycle of Test Championship journey with the Test series against West Indies. While the veteran player has been dropped, new face has been added too. And, Betway has also placed its odds in favour of the home team (8.00) instead of the visitors (1.33). Seeing this, an exciting game is expected to take place.

India (India) vs West Indies (WI) – Predicted Playing XI


Rohit Sharma (C), Yashvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajiyanka Rahane, Ishan Kishan/KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mukesh Kumar, Mohammad Siraj

West Indies

Kraigg Braithwaite (C), Tangerine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Rakheem Cornwall, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alazzari Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.

Fantasy Team Selection- India vs WI

Team 1– Rohit Sharma (C), Kraigg Braithwaite, Gill, Blackwood, Kohli, Jason Holder (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Alazzari Joseph, Kemar Roach, Thakur

Team 2– Jaiswal, Tangerine Chanderpaul, Ajiyanka Rahane (C), Rakheem Cornwall (VC),  Reifer, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj.

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