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

the Indian Cricket Team will begin the 2023-25 ICC World Test Championship cycle with the inaugural series of two Test matches versus the West Indies at Windsor Park in Dominica On July 12, 2023.

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The West Indies has a 30-22 record against India in the longer format, however, the Caribbean team has not won even a single Test match since 2002. Between these two teams, 98 matches were played, with the West Indies winning 30, India winning 22, and 46 matches being drawn.

The last time India visited the West Indies was in 2019 when they won 2-0 in the first series of the 2019-21 WTC season.

Match Details

Details – First Test match, WI vs IND

Venue – Windsor Park, Dominica

Date and Time – 12 July, 7.30 PM IST

West Indies’ track record versus India

In Test matches played on West Indian soil, the West Indies has a 16-9 record against Team India. The Caribbean squad struggled against India since they had not won a longer format match since May 2002. In the last ten matches, they have not won a single home Test match.

West Indies defeated India in the West Indies at Sabina Park in Jamaica. In 2002, they again won the series 2-1.

West Indies vs India

Pitch Report

The pitch at Windsor Park in Dominica is anticipated to aid pacers on the opening day before becoming easier to bat on days two and three. It would be difficult for batsmen since the pitch is likely to benefit spinners depending on how much it has been used.

In 2011, both sides met at Windsor Park in Dominica. West Indies only managed 204 runs in the first innings. Ishant Sharma was the standout bowler, taking 5 for 77. In response, India scored 347 runs, with MS Dhoni top scoring 74.

West Indies scored 322 in the second innings, led by centuries from Kirk Edwards and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. India scored 94 for 3 when the match was called off, needing 180 runs to win.

Match Prediction

The Test series against the West Indies will kick off Team India’s second cycle of Test Championship campaign. While the seasoned player has been replaced, a new face has also been introduced. Furthermore, Betway has set the odds in favor of the home team (8.00) rather than the visitors (1.33). With this in mind, an interesting game is predicted.

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


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

West Indies

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


Fantasy Team Selection- India vs WI

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

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

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