Toss: West Indies v India –1st ODI
Trinidad, June 6: Having beaten West Indies in the only T20 game on the tour, India now get ready to take on the hosts in the five match ODI series. The last time India played an ODI at the Queen’s Park Oval, they lost to Sri Lanka by 69 runs, thereby exiting from the 2007 ICC World Cup.
On a sunny and hot morning in Port of Spain, West Indies captain Darren Sammy opted to bat first after winning the toss. India have made one change to their squad that played the T20 game, bringing in Amit Mishra in place of Ravichandran Ashwin. Kieron Pollard misses out for the West Indies in this game.
Darren Sammy (West Indies):
On the decision to bat first: “It looks better than the T20 wicket. We hope to put up a good total and then come back and defend it.”
Suresh Raina (India):
On whether he too would have batted first on winning the toss: “We would have looked to bowl first. It [the wicket] will get better [for batting] later on.”
West Indies: LMP Simmons, MN Samuels, RR Sarwan, DM Bravo, DJ Bravo, CS Baugh (wk), DJG Sammy (c), D Bishoo, R Rampaul, A Martin, KA Edwards
India: S Dhawan, PA Patel(wk), SK Raina (c), V Kohli, S Badrinath, RG Sharma, YK Pathan, P Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, MM Patel, A Mishra